All Things You Should Know Before Travelling to Ha Giang

Ha Giang is a province in northeastern Vietnam. It borders Cao Bang to the East, Yen Bai and Lao Cai to the West, and Tuyen Quang to the South by China.

How Ha Giang is unique?

Situated in the northern highlands of Vietnam. Ha Giang is a majestic mountain range with a high altitude ranging from 800 m to 1,200 m above sea level. This is a high concentration of mountains. According to recent statistics, It's covering about 8,000 km2 but there are 49 high mountains from 500m - 2,500m.

The land of the beginning of the country together with Dong Van stone plateau and scenic terraces Hoang Su Phi. Ha Giang has been an extremely popular destination for adventure lover. In recent years, due to the development of transport infrastructure as well as services... Travel to Ha Giang has become more widespread. Ha Giang tours are open also homestay services in Ha Giang bloom. Ha Giang is more crowded. Especially at weekend sometime get traffic jam. Many new tourist sites are built to serve tourists.

Ha Giang has many untouched primary forests, fresh ecological environment and contains many interesting potential. The sloping forest, sloping hidden in silver clouds, many peaks above 2,000 m as Pu Ta Kha, Tay Con Linh special Quan Ba heaven gate. There are mysterious caves. Such as such as Tung Ba, Lung Me, Vi Vien, Tung Vai, Hang Hai and Sang Tung.

Sightseeing in Ha Giang

1. Hoang Su Phi

Hoang Su Phi is located about 50km from Ha Giang city. This is a highland border district that attracts many adventurous tourists, because the road is quite dangerous. The terraced fields like pulling to the horizon, the season of ripe rice or the pouring water season all have its own beauty.

2. Bac Sum Slope

It is a majestic slope of Ha Giang which is considered by many people as Pha Din Pass of the rocky plateau. The slope curves a few kilometers long, seen from above, sloping like soft folds between the wild and mysterious natural scenery.

3. En Cave

En cave belongs to Yen Minh district, and about 60km from Ha Giang city. It is still untouched with strange stone stalactites. This is a tourist attraction that attracts visitors.

4. Noong Lake

It is a freshwater lake that is likened to the fairy of Ha Giang stone plateau. Noong Lake located in Phu Linh commune, Vi Xuyen district, about 23km from Ha Giang city. The natural lake has a special feature that the floating tree forest changes depending on the season.

6. Sung Khanh Pagoda

Being a famous temple in Ha Giang, Sung Khanh Pagoda is located on the top of a small hill in the village of Nung Village. It's about 9 km southwest of Ha Giang City. The temple rests on the low mountains, the face turns to the Thich Bich stream.

7. Thanh Thuy international border gate

Thanh Thuy border gate is the most important border gate. It is the only international border gate in Ha Giang. The border gate is located 22km from Ha Giang city, where it has milestone 261 marking the Vietnam-China border.

8. Double mountain Tien Quan Ba ​​and Heaven Gate

Quan Ba ​​is 46km from Ha Giang city to the North, crossing the Bac Sum slope to reach the Quan Ba ​​heaven gate. From the gate of Heaven, you can see the whole town of Tam Son with cool climate all year round and admire the charming Fairy mountain as the chest of the fairy sleeping in the valley. Twin mountain is a unique masterpiece that nature bestows on Ha Giang.

9. Yen Minh pine forest

It is located about 100km northeast of Ha Giang city, the 4C line runs from Can Ty to the center of district town across three communes: Bach Dich, Na Khe, Lao and Chai. Yen Minh road with pine forest growing around the middle of the sky is like "Da Lat in the Northeast of Vietnam". Stop at Yen Minh pine forest to feel the jealousy in the wind, stir-fry the forest.

10. Sung La

From Yen Minh direction to Dong Van town, to Pho Bang crossroads, where the beautiful pass embraces a valley of Sung La. Looking high above, Charity is beautiful as a picture with a winding trail, with green mountains hugging, covering, with interesting green spaces, ...

11. Pao's house

Pao's house is an old house in Lung Cam tourist cultural village, Sung La. The house is the "four great roads" of a Mong family that was famous for many years ago. Between the arid rock plateau, "Pao's house" is a miniature picture of Mong ethnic life with the same mysterious and charming beauty.

12. Pho Bang Town

Pho Bang Town is located deep inside the stone plateau valley, where the four sides are mountains. The town planted a lot of roses, small boards but sharp colors. In the middle of the bare stone plateau, the pink flowers give off a sweet fragrance that holds the visitors' footprint.

13. Lung Cu flagpole

Lung Cu flagpole is a national flagpole located at Lung Cu peak, also known as Dragon mountain (Long Son). It's about 1,470 m high above sea level, in Lung Cu commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang province , where the northernmost point of Vietnam.

14. Dong Van old street

Dong Van old town is located in Dong Van town. It's built by stone in the 1920s is almost intact to this day. The Old Town is a must-see destination when traveling to Ha Giang because the attraction of the Old Town lies in the ancient yin and yang roofs from ancient houses, at the busy crowded weekend market bearing bold identity. In the highlands, in colorful lanterns hanging in the city, because of the fermented corn wine, by Don Cao- where you can see over the whole of Dong Van town

15. The Hmong King's Palace

The mansion of the King of Hmong, also known as the King's House. It is located in a valley in Xa Phin commune. The King's Palace with two soaring rows of wood carpets at the entrance was built in the early 20th century, modeled on Chinese architecture (Manchu's life) with sophisticated curves, sharp lines and elaborate sculptures.

16. Ma Pi Leng Pass - Nho Que River

It is the name of the rugged pass road in Ha Giang, about 20 km long, located on Hanh Phuc road connecting Ha Giang city, Dong Van district and Meo Vac town. Ma Pi Leng calls in the Mandarin language to mean "the nose of a horse" literally, broadly depicting the danger of a mountain peak, where the slope is so high that the horse passes through the breath, or the top of the mountain stands as live nose horse. The road passes through the cliffs, surpassing Ma Pi Leng peak at a height of 2000 meters, at the foot of the deep valley of Nho Que river like a thin four-season green jade thread.

17. Ha Giang market

Market sessions are held regularly, time calculated according to each location. This is a crowded market, training to trade many different goods of ethnic minorities. To understand the cultural identity and lifestyle of the local people. It's the best way to visit their market.

When is the best time to travel to Ha Giang?

If you have not arrived in Ha Giang yet, you can schedule a tour to Ha Giang by the time you are free. Because Ha Giang is a destination that according to the tourist rating "every season is beautiful"

  • From October to November is the season of Trichet, you go around the third week of October until around early November is beautiful.
  • From December to the Lunar New Year. It will be yellow roses scattered in some places. Such as Quyet Tien, Pho Cau, and Soc Son.
  • Before and after Lunar New Year is the time of plum blossom and peach blossom.
  • June - August is the summer. Ha Giang always sunny is a good time to have beautiful pictures of the plateau. But in the summer can often encounter rain.
  • September is the season of rice in the highlands, this time that visiting Hoang Su Phi is so great

How to get to Ha Giang?

By private transfer:

From Ha Noi to Ha Giang about 300km, if you like to travel in the direction of your friends or change the way back to another road, you can completely run your motorcycle or personal car from Hanoi. Time to Hanoi - Ha Giang will be about 8 - 10 hours depending on speed, plus time rest.

By publish bus:

Ha Noi - Ha Giang bus routes usually depart from My Dinh bus station, time from 19-22h every night, there is also a daytime car but not many.

How can travel from Ha Giang City to sightseeing places?

Here is the lists of bus and travel route we would like to recommend.

Coach Ha Giang - Quan Ba

Cuong Thuy

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 5h00-6h00 Quan Ba ​​12h00-16h00
  • Phone: 0915 407522

Thang Phuong

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 11h30 Quan Ba ​​6h00
  • Phone: 0915 185434

TAN YEN

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 12h00 Quan Ba ​​6h30
  • Phone: 0912 369134

Ha Giang - Yen Minh

NGOC CUONG

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 12h00-13h00 Yen Minh 6h30-7h00
  • Tel: 0904 256279

HOANG TUYEN

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 15h30 Yen Minh 5h30
  • Phone: 0912 120566

Route Ha Giang - Dong Van

CAU ME

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 5h00-12h00 Dong Van 5h00-12h00
  • Phone: 0915 448933

A SINH

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 5h00-12h00 Dong Van 5h00-12h00
  • Phone: 0984 520371

TRUNG YEN

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 12h30 Dong Van 5h00
  • Phone: 0979 682261

Ha Giang - Meo Vac

HOANG TAI

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 5h00-11h30 Meo Vac 6h30-13h00
  • Tel: 0912394082

CAU ME

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 5h00 Meo Vac 5h00
  • Phone: 0167 2116226

NGOC KHANH

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 9h00 Meo Vac 12h00
  • Phone: 0987 382992

QUANG NGHI

  • Departure time: Ha Giang 10h30-12h30 Meo Vac 5h00-10h00
  • Phone: 0946744733

Ha Giang is blessed with a longstanding culture of the Dong Son bronze age, with prehistoric monuments in Bac Me and Meo Vac. This is also a province with many ethnic minorities living in the Northeast of Vietnam. There are 22 ethnic groups with their own traditional customs, cultures and festivals have made Ha Giang become attractive places to visit. In addition, Ha Giang has a unique landscape of a mountainous province with limestone mountains in the North and jungles in the south. In 2010, the geological park of Dong Van Plateau (CVDC) was recognized by UNESCO as a Global Geo Park network. September 2012 Hoang Su Phi terraced rice field has been recognized as a national monument Hoang Su Phi terraces.

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