Ha Giang Travel Guide

Overview

Among the highest latitudes of Vietnam, Ha Giang is undoubtedly a great destination for the sightseeing of grandiose mountainous landscapes. Ha Giang’s resident consists mainly of minor ethnic groups who make up its own culture.

Location and history

Ha Giang is a mountainous province in the North of Vietnam in which the Vietnam-China border extends more than 274km long. The province is also the source of Lo River flowing into Vietnam, contiguous to China to the north with international border gate Thanh Thuy. Southern of Ha Giang is Tuyen Quang; eastern is Cao Bang and Lao Cai to the West. Ha Giang is about 320km to the north of Hanoi, following Highway no. 2.

Lung Cu Dong Van

Lung Cu Dong Van district, Ha Giang. It is far about 200 kilometer from Ha Giang town. Here, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh air, learn more about cultural traditional of a unique ethnic. Along highway 4C, tourists will arrive in Dong Van commune, Dong Van District. From here, continuing follow the paved road linking the Lung Cu commune-Dong Van about 40 kilometers, visitors will come to the top of Lung Cu.

The beauty of Noong Lake Ha Giang

Noong Lake is located on the Tay Con Linh Mountain Range, Phu Linh Commune, Vi Xuyen District, 15km from Ha Giang. Visiting the lake, tourists not only enjoy the wild romantic beauty of nature, but also learn more about the customs, culture and daily lives of the Tay, Mong and Dao ethnic groups.

Ha Giang Spring Festival

Ha Giang Spring Festival. Vietnam is famous for its historic and cultural traditions. There are plenty of occasions to celebrate major events throughout the year. During the first three months of the lunar year, a lot of festivals take place across the country.

Ha Giang Fire Dancing Festival

Ha Giang Fire Dancing Festival . Pa Then ethnic has over 5.000 people living mainly in two districts: Bac Quang and Chiem Hoa. There still remain many festivals and customs from the past, in which fire dance is the most unique and mysterious.

Ha Giang Forest Festival

Although the Pu Peo is ethnic people in Ha Giang, they still preserved many liturgies and a folklore treasure. Along with other liturgies are held in the New Year, people prays dryad for the green of forest, security for people in the forest fest.

Dong Van karst plateau – Global geological park in Ha Giang

Until 2013, Dong Van, the mountainous frontier district in Vietnam’s northeast corner was under military control and in order to visit, foreigners required special permits that were notoriously difficult to get. The problem with Sapa is the people are now used to tourists and they are not too interested in being friendly to them. But in Dong Van, the people are still wearing traditional clothes and living traditional lifestyles and are very happy to see you.

Experience a sweet littele mystery in Dong Van karst plauteau

Dong Van, a land of harsh life but bears the magic natural beauty of Vietnam has long been a famous spot for photo hunters because of miraculous beauty as sunset falls on stone rocks of cat-ears.

Dong Van Ancient Quarter

Dong Van Ancient Quarter Ha Giang Located at the center of Dong Van town. The vestige consists of the market and two villages (Quyet Tien, Dong Tam) of Dong Van commune. It was built on early years of the 20th Century. At first, the Old Quarter only has Tay and Hoa people. During years 1940, 1950 of the 20th Century, there are some ethnics like Kinh, Dao and Nung also settled in these area. It has distinct identities of local people.

Dong Van Highland Ha Giang

Dong Van Highland Ha Giang is situated 1,025 m above sea level and is inhabited by the Tay and H’Mong ethnic groups. The temperature is approximately 1oC in winter and reaches 24oC on the hottest days.