Ma Pi Leng

Ma Pi Leng pass in Ha Giang is a dangerous road of about 20 km over the peak of Ma Pi Leng, a mountain peak. about 1,200m high in the Dong Van Plateau, on the road named Hanh Phuc Street connecting Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac.

Ma Pi Leng

How Ma Pi Leng pass is unique?

The peak of Pi Leng is in the three plains of Pa Lung, Pa Vi and Xie Cai (Meo Vac, Ha Giang) in the Dong Van Plateau. It's about 2,000 m above sea level, formed by a series of limestone deposits shale, silt containing fossils about 426 million years ago. There are including many slides and cracks caused by mountain formation. The landscape of this area is rocky, with the deep of the Nho Que River as a split pair of peaks and the Pun Pun (Sam Pun) on either side.

The local people on Ma Pi Leng pass

The border crossing point and the border gate are from Xin Xin to Tianjin, China. French scholars, hundreds of years ago, called the peak of Mt. Ma Pi Leng in particular and the Global Geological Park of the Dong Van Plateau is generally a "geologic monument". Passing on Ma Pi Leng Pass overlooking deep pool, Nho Que River just as a thread. If you wants to reach the water of the river, it will take more than a day.

Name and characteristics of Ma Pi Leng

The amazing view from Ma Pi Leng pass

Ma Pi Leng is the Chinese name for literally the "horse nose" literally. But in the sense of the name. This refers to the greatest danger of the top of the mountain. Where the mares climb to the top of the concha, where the slope is so high that the passing horse must stop breathing, or the vertical peaks. However, according to some indigenous Hmong, the proper name of the Pass is Ma Pi Leng, meaning "cats nose". Also the local people say as truly Ha Giang must go to Ma Pi Leng.

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