Discovering the most beautiful sights in Ha Giang
Not only famous for its majestic mountains and winding slopes, Ha Giang travel is also well-known the terraced fields and the valleys of flowers. Especially, the smile of children and the bright eyes of the old people in the village of Ha Giang give visitors a lot of feelings about the beautiful land of northeast Vietnam.
Ha Giang travel
Hà Giang is a province in the Northeast of Vietnam. It is located in the far north of the country, and contains Vietnam’s northernmost point. This is the home of ethnic minorities such as H’Mong, Thai, Lo Lo, La Chi…Besides the fields of buckwheat flowers, there are many beautiful sights in Ha Giang that visitors should not miss when they come to the rock plateau of Dong Van, in Ha Giang province.
When is the best time to visit Ha Giang?
The spring (from January to April) and late autumn to early winter (from September to November) are considered the most beautiful time for visitors to travel in Ha Giang.
The time from January to April, Ha Giang landscapes are full of life with the spring’s flowers blooming & at its fullest beauty on March.You can experience the most beautiful time of Ha Giang when peach & plum orchards bloom in its full scale with pink peach flowers & pure white plum flowers, along with its nice fragrance.
From late September to early November, visitors are fascinated by purple colors of buckwheat flowers blooming everywhere in Ha Giang. Buckwheat flowers is considered as the symbolic flower in Vietnam’s northern mountainous regions and in its best beauty. Especially, the valleys & foot hills of Ha Giang are standing out with yellow carpets of terraced fields, so scenic for your wonderful pictures.
How to get there?
Ha Giang is about 320 km from Hanoi. Visitors in the North can take the car or bus to Ha Giang, then rent motorcycles to conquer the majestic roads here.
Visitors in the Central or the South can take plane to Hanoi. Then, from My Dinh bus station, visitors can take car or bus to Ha Giang. Next renting a motorbike to explore the beautiful plateau. The roads in Ha Giang are quite winding, so the best way to travel is by motorcycle. It is convenient for visitors to stop to admire the beautiful sights on the plateau.
The beautiful places in Ha Giang
1. Quan Ba Twin Mountain ( Fairy twin mountain)
Co Tien (Fairy) twin mountain is a famous landmark in Quan Ba, which is located on the road to Dong Van, about 40 km from Ha Giang town. From a distance, Quan Ba Twin Mountain looks like two cherries as an art of nature. Coming here, visitors have the opportunity to admire the art of the nature give to this land. Between the mountain and rice terraced fields, there are many mountains with strange shape that make visitors surprise by the spectacular beauty of the nature. Especially, Two mountains associated with the legend “Co Tien Mountain” very interesting.
2. Tham Ma Slope
Ha Giang is famous for the rugged passes, slopes. Tham Ma is a slope with many echoing the bends and curves connecting Yen Minh and Pho Cao Town . This is also the gate that takes visitors to the Dong Van Plateau. One of the most unique sights in the East – Northwest, this slope is quite dangerous but so breathtaking view. Even though they challenge the riders, but in return, they’ll be rewarded with the stunning perspectives when viewing those passes.
3. Yen Minh Pine Forest
Yen Minh pine forest is about 20 km from Quan Ba town. This is a beautiful pine path and it was said that Yen Minh pine forest is “Dalat version 2″ in the Northeast Homeland. The feeling was wandering among vast pine forests, inhaling the aroma galaxy sometimes in the cold wind and fog young turpentine night, listening to the rustle of the forest home happy pine branch is a wonderful experiences of any visitor come this place.
4. Pho Bang Ancient Town
Pho Bang which was called ” forgotten ancient town” is hidden between the centuries-old limestone mountains. It is hard to imagine that this tiny town was once the capital of the entire region. Here, there are only two main streets and dozens of clay houses with tiled roofs and walls and doors decorated with ancient parallel sentences in Chinese. From Dong Van old town, backwards Pho Bang,visitors have to go through nearly 20 km road passing obstacles, between one side of the deep and the other side of the mountains, visitors can surprised by the immense of the rugged rock and the green corn in this barren land.
5. Sung La Valley
Sung La valley is located in highway 4C, about 20km from Dong Van district. This place is the central part of Ha Giang highland, so anyone who come to Ha Giang will go through it. From the road pearched halfway up the sky look down, visitors will see Sung La as a colorful natural picture. Sung La valley lies between the rugged mountains, dark color. Villagers plant corn and other staples in Sung La valley. But what is different here is that there are rose fields that cover almost all of the nearby area. It sounds great as flower paradise!
6. Hoang Su Phi District
Like Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai), Hoang Su Phi attracts visitors by the beauty of terraced fields. Hoang Su Phi is a district in the western of Ha Giang Province, at the foot of imposing Tay Con Linh Mountain. With its terraced fields, Hoang Su Phi displays its charming beauty as a paradise dimly looms in the clouds. The best time for visit Hoang Su Phi is for photographers mainly from September to October, when the rice is changing to golden color and in October there is a harvest.
7. Ma Pi Leng Pass
The beautiful sights in Ha Giang which many visitors love to mention is Ma Pi Leng pass. Ma Pi Leng pass is the most beautiful and famous road in the rock plateau. It is also one of the four high mountain passes of Vietnam attracting visitors by the rugged and rare beauty. From the top of Ma Pi Leng Pass, visitors can admire the Nho Que river winding down. Boat trip on Nho Que river is a great ideal to view the view from bottom to top. Especially with the bends of the sleeves is a risky experience that many people love.
8. The Palace of Vuong family ( H’mong King Palace)
The H’mong King’s Palace is considered a gem of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and is a popular tourist destination besides the Dong Van Stone Plateau. Lying some 130 kilometres of Ha Giang Town to the north, the century-old palace is still the largest construction in the area and boasts special architecture style. The palace that is built from stone, fir wood and terracotta tiling in a combined Chinese, French and H’mong traditional architectural style.
9. Lung Cu Flag pole
Lung Cu flagpole, marking the country’s extreme north, is a popular tourist destination that inspires a deep sense of pride in Vietnamese. From a distance, Lung Cu is a spectacular sight with the view dominated by giant boulders and the national flag flying above Dragon Mountain. Lung Cu flag tower was erected on the top of Dragon Mountain, at the foot of the flag was decorated with Dong Son bronze drum pattern, the national flag flying in the wind. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape.
10. Dong Van Ancient Town
As one of Ha Giang’s major tourist attractions, Dong Van is located in Dong Van town, Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. Dong Van town lies in the middle of the valley with four rocky mountains. The old town has 40 rooftops nestled under rocky mountains. The houses in Dong Van ancient town were built quite strange from wood, earth and stone with unique architecture. To feel the life and the culture of ethnic people at here. Visitors should get up early wandering the small streets watching the dawn. Then, through the market to enjoy the traditional dishes such as rolls, sticky rice..