On the border of Yunnan (China), Ha Giang is a region enclosed in magnificent landscapes of mountains, forests, and terraced rice fields.
At the northern end of Vietnam, live here the ethnic minorities Tay, Nung, Dao, Han, and Lolo are completely preserved from the modern world.
In the heart of an authentic Vietnam, and against a backdrop of mountains streaked with rice fields, houses on stilts with thatched roofs gathered in small hamlets.
The horse fight festival in mid-August, the Long Tong festival, specific to the Tay ethnic group, the buckwheat flower festival (in Vietnamese “Tam giac mach”) in October, etc.
One of the four great limestone plateaus in Vietnam, about 400 km northwest of Hanoi.
The terrain is characterized by steep, narrow, passes and deep chasms, combined with fields, rice fields, fruit trees, and medicinal plants, Dong Van has become a famous land with ravishing landscapes.
An old town located in the center of Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. Well-known for its well-preserved more than 40 ancient houses built in the 1800s by the local Hmong people.
One of the most maintained old quarters in Vietnam, preserving and promoting the cultural and historical values of the H’Mong people.
A small valley located at an altitude of about 1,000 meters above sea level, with special natural scenery and beautiful scenery.
The climate is cool, fresh and lush all year round, where fruit trees such as apples, pears, plums, peaches, mangoes and root vegetables are grown. Also known for the buckwheat flower garden, which grows many different types of flowers, creating a beautiful scene, especially in autumn and winter.
Hiking to enjoy the scenery, take photos, visit the buckwheat flower garden, and experience the typical ethnic culture of the rocky mountainous region of Ha Giang.
A structure located at an altitude of 1,700 meters above sea level. It is the tallest flagpole of Vietnam and is considered a symbol of the country’s sovereignty in the northern region.
The height is about 33.15 meters, designed in the form of a stainless-steel flag, on the top of the column there is a 5-pointed star and a red flag with a yellow star of Vietnam.
One of the most beautiful and difficult roads in Vietnam. Built in the 1960s, Ma Pi Leng nail has a length of about 20 km, an altitude of over 1,500m above sea level.
The spectacular, majestic police scene and rugged terrain have become an attractive destination for backpackers and tourists who love to explore nature. It is also famous for its difficult roads, especially steep climbs and turns, creating difficult challenges for drivers.
A small village located in the Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. Famous for its traditional brocade weaving techniques that have been passed down for generations.
A mountainous district located in the northern province of Ha Giang, Vietnam. It is situated about 300 kilometers from Hanoi and covers an area of approximately 629.9 square kilometers. Home to several ethnic groups, including the Nung, Dao, Tay, and Hmong.
Known for its stunning terraced rice fields, which have been recognized as a National Heritage site by the Vietnamese government.
An ancient architectural work, located in Sa Phin town. One of the unique architectural heritages of Vietnam.
Built in 1919 and completed in 1928, is the residence of the Vuong family, who ruled the land of Dong Van during the 20th century.
A harmonious architectural work, with the main blue and white tones, built with bricks and wood, creates a unique cultural space of the H’Mong people.
Known for its crystal-clear water and stunning scenery, including the towering Ma Pi Leng Pass. The total length of the river is about 192 km and the river basin area amounts to 2,400 km².
It is also one of the major rivers in Ha Giang, an important natural resource of the region. The river is the source of irrigation water for the rice growing, flower growing and aquaculture production areas of the riverside districts.
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Ha Giang has many interesting trekking places, such as Sapa Pa, Ho Dau Dau, Chu Ma hill, Phuong Tien ancient trail, etc. You can hire a local guide for safe and enjoyable trekking.
Ha Giang has many places suitable for motorbike riding, such as Ma Pi Leng Pass, Meo Vac. You can rent a motorbike and explore this land by yourself.
Ha Giang has many beautiful check-in places such as Tam Giac Mach, Coc Da Mountain, Ma Pi Leng pass, etc. You can easily find beautiful and unique places to take pictures.
Quan Ba – Ha Giang region is one of the places with the most beautiful buckwheat flowers in Vietnam. The buckwheat flower fields in Quan Ba are attractive tourist destinations and you can easily find tours to explore this land.
Ha Giang has many markets taking place on weekdays, such as Sung Lao market, Meo Vac market, Lung Tao market, etc. At these markets, you can enjoy local dishes and shop for products. handicrafts of indigenous peoples.
Ha Giang has many typical dishes of this land, such as kitchen buffalo meat, com lam, “thang co”, Cha Pa, “banh cuon”, etc. You can try these dishes at restaurants, local eateries to experience the unique taste of the northern land.
Ha Giang is a mountainous province where the climate is colder than the lowlands and adjacent midlands, with high humidity throughout the year and abundant, prolonged rain. It is possible to travel to Ha Giang in any season of the year.
In spring, the weather is cool and pleasant, and there are unique traditional festivals and folk games of ethnic minorities. March is also the season for peach and plum blossoms to bloom all over the villages in Ha Giang.
Summer is characterized by a typical green color of the highlands, cool weather with the temperature fluctuating at 20°C, and the preparation of fields for the new crop, the fields are flooded with water.
In the autumn, the weather is quite mild, neither too hot nor too cold. This is the season of golden rice in Ha Giang, a golden color covering the terraced fields along with the fragrant aroma of ripe rice will bring visitors a simple and peaceful feeling.
Winter has a lower temperature, and the purple color of buckwheat flowers creates a romantic and charming scene. In December, the reformed flowers bloom with a brilliant yellow color, creating a shimmering scene in the cold winter.
This is one of the prettiest homestays in Ha Giang with a very cozy layout and common yard. There are private rooms with double beds and shared rooms that are clean, lovely and fully equipped.
It is a homestay with bold H’Mong characters. Auberge de MeoVac is a 100-year-old H’Mong house that has been restored to serve tourists. Although the space is still traditional, the interior of the homestay is still extremely comfortable.
This is a homestay in the style of a stilt house of the ethnic people, because it is located on a high slope, so from the Lo Lo balcony, you can freely watch the clouds, the mountains, and the vast fields below. There is a small note that Lo Lo only has dorm rooms.