Being one of the provinces in the Northeast Vietnam, 320 km away from Hanoi, Ha Giang province is considered as a tourist center besides of Sapa, Moc Chau, Mai Chau, etc. in recent years. Similar to Sapa, Ha Giang has been endowed with breathtaking landscapes by majestic nature. It’s no exaggeration to say that Ha Giang tour would be a sightseeing that should not be missed during your trip to the Northwest Vietnam.
Below is a list of 5 must-visit destinations for those who love to get interesting experiences in the region.
1. Dong Van Karst Plateau – the most must-visit landscape in Ha Giang tour
With an area of 2.350 square kilometers, Dong Van karst plateau which spreads over four districts of Ha Giang province: Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac. It is one of the most must-visit landscapes when traveling to Ha Giang. Based on the average height of 1.000 – 1.600 meters, Dong Van karst plateau includes a number of stunning limestone, endless winding roads. It creates opportunities for tourists to admire the spectacular and grandeur scenery.
Owned 80% limestone, Dong Van karst plateau is one of the most distinctive karst in Vietnam with black boulders and various shapes. Besides of the geological value, Dong Van karst plateau also attracts tourists to the unique cultural and spiritual values of the ethnic communities. The plateau was recognized as the first geological park of Vietnam and one of the world’s geoparks.
2. Mansion of Vuong Family
Located in Xa Phin district, far about 24 km from Dong Van town, the mansion of Vuong family is a beautiful and unique architecture of upland. Built by the Chinese skillful craftsmen and the H’Mong workers, therefore, its structure is a combination of Chinese architecture and the essence of the H’Mong. The mansion has three stilted houses, made of wood. It has been classified as the national architectural relic since 1993. Nowadays, the mansion is primarily to serve tourists to visit and learn more about history. It’s no admission fee for any visit.
3. Tam Giac Mach (Buckwheat) Flower Season
Characterized for the flowers of the northern mountainous regions, Tam Giac Mach flower is one of tourist attractions when traveling to the northwest of country. It blooms and has the most beautiful color in the Mid-November of each year. It’s a time of the Buckwheat flower festival.
Visiting the mountain paths in the Northwest regions, besides of admiring the beauty of the terraced fields, you also have the ability to see the change to pink color of the buckwheat flower fields.
4. Lung Cu Flag Tower
Belongs to Dong Van district, far about 200 km from Ha Giang town, 20 km from Dong Van to the top of Lung Cu, this is a massive flag tower to mark the northwestern point of Vietnam. Included almost 300 steps from a mid-level carpark to reach the summit, that would be an interesting conquering for those who love to adventure. Standing on the top of flag tower, you will feel a national pride and be proud of by yourselves. From a distance, Lung Cu will give you stunning views of rural villages. Here, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy fresh atmosphere, get more knowledge about cultural traditional values of the ethnic groups. Especially, in Ha Giang tour, we highly recommend to travel Lung Cu in the spring, visitors will enjoy the fresh air, the sound “khèn” of the H’Mong.
In guides of Ha Giang Tour, you’ll need to show your passport and Ha Giang permit twice, at the local police before ascending to the top. The entrance fee is VND 20.000/pax.
5. Khau Vai Love Market
This is a special event hold annually, from the late evening of March 26th and lasts until the end of next day at Khau Vai market, Meo Vac district. Unlike another market, people coming to the Khau Vai love market not to purchase goods. Instead, this is a dating occasion for ex-lovers who fell in love but could not have a marriage. Until now, the market become the dating fair, a place for those who are finding out love.
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It can be said that Ha Giang has its own beauty. Only winding roads and majestic terraced paddy fields on rocky plateau are also enough to glamour thousand tourists. Your Ha Giang Tour would not be perfect without visiting those 5 must-visit landscapes.