DESTINATIONS in ha giang vietnam

1. Overview of Ha Giang Vietnam

Ha Giang is a northernmost border province in Vietnam. Surrounded by high mountains and deep rivers, Ha Giang possesses many breathtaking passes, canyons and rugged cliffs. Among them, Dong Van Karst Plateau is recognized by UNESCO as a global geopark. Besides the magnificent natural landscape, Ha Giang is also famous for the diverse cultural identities of the 19 ethnic minority communities living here.

Coming to Ha Giang Vietnam, you will not only be overwhelmed by the majesty of nature but also learn about the traditions and culture of ethnic minority communities. Therefore, many tourists have rated Ha Giang as a journey worth experiencing once in a lifetime.

  • Area: 7,928 square km
  • Population: 935,700 people
  • Region: Northeast Vietnam
  • Best time to visit: September – November
  • Tourists Destinations: Tu San Canyon; Dong Van Old Town; Ma Pi Leng Pass; Minority Village; Hoang Su Phi Terraced Rice Fields; Pao’s House; Du Gia Stream; Happy Road (National Highway 4C)

2. Tourist Destinations in Ha Giang Vietnam

  • Happy Road (National Highway 4C)

Happiness Road is the name of National Highway 4C. Starting from milestone 0 of Ha Giang city and passing through 4 highland districts of Yen Minh, Quan Ba, Dong Van, and Meo Vac. This is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Vietnam, converging almost all the quintessence and wonderful beauty of the Northwest. Among them, Ma Pi Leng Pass is known as one of the four great passes of Vietnam

4C National Highway (Happy Road) in Ha Giang

Tham Ma Slope

  • Dong Van Old Town

Located in the heart of the Dong Van stone plateau, Dong Van Old Town is a great place for visitors to experience the culture of Ha Giang ethnic minorities. The old town was formed in the early 20th century, and is home to many people of the Mong, Chinese, Tay, Dao, Nung, and Kinh ethnic groups. Coming here, visitors can not only admire the impressive architectural styles of ancient houses but also immerse in a unified cultural space in diversity.

Dong Van Ancient Town, located in the center of Dong Van District

Dong Van Old Town

Unique Cuisine in Dong Van Old Town

Unique culinary 

  • Tu San Canyon – Nho Que River

Located at the foot of Ma Pi Leng Pass, in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang. Tu San Alley is known as the deepest canyon in Southeast Asia, with cliff heights of up to 700 – 800m. Coming here, you will admire the breathtaking view of steep cliffs, below is the blue Nho Que river.

Nho Que River

Visitors with Nho Que River

Visitor in traditional custome

  • Pao’s House

This is a traditional rammed earth house of the Mong people, located in Lung Cam cultural and tourist village, Sung La commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. Built in 1947, this building was once the main setting of the movie “Pao’s Story”. Coming here, visitors will learn about the architecture, culture, and customs of the Mong people.

Pao's House - a tourist spot located in Dong Van District

Pao’s House

Minority Children in Pao's House Hagiang

Minority Children

  • Pa Vi H’Mong Village

Located in Pa Vi commune, Meo Vac district, about 160km from Ha Giang city center. Pa Vi H’mong village is home to about 30 H’Mong households and is also a famous community cultural tourism destination, attracting tourists to Ha Giang.
With a total area of about 46 thousand square meters, this is a place that preserves many cultural and architectural beauties of the H’Mong people from culture, cuisine to traditional festivals. Therefore, Pa Vi H’Mong Village is considered a precious gem, hidden in the middle of the Ha Giang rocky plateau
H'mong Pa Vi Community Cultural Tourism Destination

Pa Vi H’mong Village

3. Best time to visit Ha Giang Vietnam

Ha Giang is a mountainous province in Northern Vietnam, with a tropical monsoon climate combined with a highland subtropical climate, creating four distinct seasons:

  • Spring (March – April): Considered a beautiful time to travel to Ha Giang. At this time, Ha Giang’s weather is warm, which is also the season when many flowers bloom. Besides, this is also the period when many festivals of highland ethnic minority communities take place
  • Summer (May – August): Ha Giang’s weather is hot, humid, and rainy. Suitable for activities such as bathing in streams and boating on Nho Que river
  • Fall (September – November): This is the most ideal time to explore this land with cool, pleasant weather. At the same time, this is also the time when the terraced fields ripen golden, creating a beautiful natural scenery
  • Winter (September – February): Average weather ranges from 10 – 15 degrees Celsius, in some places it even drops below 0 degrees. At this time, Ha Giang wears an extremely poetic and mysterious beauty

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