Ha Giang Tourist Attractions
Coming to Ha Giang, you will be immersed in the wonderful natural scenery, experience the unique culture of the highlands and especially behold the passionate roads. Ha Giang is the first territory of the country, one of the poorest mountainous provinces in Vietnam. But in return, this is the province with the greatest tourism potential, when the nature gave this land a special geological structure. By possessing Dong Van Plateau that recognized as Global Geopark by UNESCO and spreaded over 4 districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac, Ha Giang annually receives thousands of domestic and international visitors. Ha Giang tourist season lasts throughout the year. You can come there any time because each season Ha Giang has a separate beauty such as: Khau Vai love market, buckwheat flower fields, the golden ripe rice or blooming peach blossom & Canola flower and especially the roads through the valley…
1.Double Mountain Management
Quan Ba mountain is located on the National Highway 4C in Quan Ba district and far from Ha Giang town about 40km. It’s a attractive destination in Ha Giang tourism. These are two mountains that look like two peaches. Visitors have the opportunity to see the “artwork” of creativity. In the middle of the mountain rocks and terraced fields, two mountains emerged weirdly so that visitors are surprised by the beauty of nature. Two mountains associated with the poetic legend of “Fairy Mountain”.
Once upon a time, there was a handsome H’Mong boy who had talent of trumpet by his lips. His tongue was like the sound of a stream, the sound of birds. There is a fairy in the sky named a beautiful flower with the gorgeous beauty.
One day, she heard the sound of his lips then escaped to the Earth to find the man and stayed there. They have got married and had a pretty baby boy. But Emperor detacted that she had escaped to the Earth and he felt very angry to send people to take her back. She begged for staying to take care of her baby but no one relented. So she has left her nipple for her son. Thanks to her nipple, the boy grew every day and then two nipples became to the double mountain. Thanks to the flow of her milk, this land has a very cool climate, the delicious fruits, green vegetables and luxuriant crops. Girls here are very beautiful with two cheeks are pink and smooth as peach. Her tears turned into a flowing river that hugged the piece place behind the sky gate.
With beautiful terrain and fresh weather of highland, Quan Ba double mountain area is becoming an attractive tourist resort of Ha Giang tourism.
2.Dong Van Old Town
Dong Van Ancient Town is located in the Ha Giang tourism complex, was established and built in the early 20th century in Dong Quan village, Tuong Yen district, Tuyen Quang province but then it merger to Bao Lac where is governed by a Nong family of the Tay. At first, there were only few Tay, Chinese and H’Mong families. In the 40s and 50s, Kinh & Dao and Nung people came to live. Today, Dong Van Ancient Town is a special place for tourists to visit Ha Giang.
Located in the area of two villages Quyet Tien and Dong Tam, Dong Van Ancient Town has about 40 old houses under 100 years old. The large stone columns are quite fancy, solid with U-shaped structure to create a large market area.
The paintings of the ancient town are displayed in many colors vary with time of day. In the morning, this unique painting is blended with the golden tones of the sun and the gray of the old houses. The quiet space is awakened by light, bustling sounds and vibrant colors in the costumes of H’Mong, Hoa, Ray, Tay, Nung people. In the afternoon, the peace covers the ancient town. In the dim light of the oil lamps at night, there are the sounds of trumpet from the men who call his partner. On the weekends, the space in the market is more bustling with folk songs, dance of the men and women from the villages.
On the 14th, 15th and 16th lunar month of March, when the “old town night” comes, the houses in the old town are hung with red lanterns and displayed traditional products such as brocade. They perform the show, sell and enjoy the “Thang Co”, drink corn wine and talk. These unique activities have created an additional highlight for Dong Van Ancient Town.
Dong Van market is not only a place for trade of ethnic minority people in the region but also a festival venue. From young H’Mong women to Pu Peo & Lo Lo people in traditional costumes go to market to play, make friends, shop and exchang goods. The harmony of Vietnamese-Chinese architecture was built in the period from 1925 to 1928, Dong Van market is a beauty and impression in the heart of the plateau.
3.Meo Vac market
Meo Vac market is located in a valley surrounded by mountains for hundreds of years, the market is open every Sunday, the market is the convergence of cultural quintessence of the ethnic minorities in the stone plateau of Ha Giang. Meo Vac market contains unique features is different from any market, it attracts hundreds of domestic and foreign visitors. Meo Vac market is an indispensable point in Ha Giang Tourism.
People come to Meo Vac market not only to buy and exchange goods but also meet friends. The Meo Vac’s food market sells very special dishes for indigenous peoples and visitors.
On the market day, every member of the H’Mong family usually goes to the market. Here visitors can buy animals that are barely sold in the lowland like mountain goats and wild pig. The variety of costumes and the food left an impression to each visitor. They bring products such as: buffalos, cows, pigs, chickens, brocade, wine … In addition to the purpose of trading, the market is also a meeting place for people.
4.Lung Cu flag pole
Lung Cu flag pole is a national flag pole located at Lung Cu peak, also known as Dragon mountain peak. It is about 1,700m above sea level, in Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province. From the top of the flagpole looking down to the ground, there are two lakes on the sides of the mountain that never run out of water all year. They are called dragon eyes, which is the source of water for two ethnic minority villages to use.
5Ma Pi Leng Pass
It is a pass connecting two districts of Dong Van and Meo Vac with a length of only about 20 km, but 2,000 meters high. But Ma Li Leng makes anyone overwhelmed by the magnificence beyond the imagination of human.