Ha Giang trip — Mysterious beauty of Ha Giang

Ha Giang is a province in Vietnam’s northeast. It is located in the country’s extreme north and is home to Vietnam’s northernmost point. Ha Giang is a well-known tourist destination with several tourist attractions, which are listed below.

Ha Giang – the northernmost point of Vietnam – with unspoiled scenery, the blend of rock and flowers is a must-come destination in northern Vietnam
Ha Giang – the northernmost point of Vietnam – with unspoiled scenery, the blend of rock and flowers is a must-come destination in northern Vietnam

The Nui Doi or Double Mountains are located 40 kilometers from Ha Giang town in the Quan Ba area, along with Highway 4C. They are fashioned like a female’s two breasts in the center of a field near Quan Ba. Double Mountain is flanked by terraced rice fields that change color depending on the harvesting season.

The fabled love story of an H’Mong lad and a fairy is linked with Double Mountain. The child possessed a unique ability for playing the flute, and his lovely flute melodies soared to the heavens. When a lovely fairy heard his music, she flew down to meet him, and they fell in love. The gods thwarted the couple’s love. After having a kid with the H’Mong man, the fairy was compelled to return to heaven. The fairy severed her breasts and placed them on Earth to nurse her kid, which is now known as the Nui Doi Mountain or Double Mountain.

Nui Doi or Double Mountains
Nui Doi or Double Mountains

According to tradition, this area enjoys a cold climate and wonderful fruits because of the milk of the fairy. Mien River runs through limestone forest in the stretch linking Yen Minh-Quan Ba of Ha Giang stone plateau as a result of her tears when she bid farewell to her husband and son.

A house of ethnic people
A house of ethnic people
Lung cu flag
Lung cu flag

Lung Cu flagpole, located around 24 kilometers from the center of Dong Van district, is an important tourism site for domestic visitors. Lung Cu mount is described as “a lofty forehead of the homeland” that symbolizes the country’s farthest north. Visitors may see the entire lovely and stunning scenery from the summit.

The brocade skirts of ethnic minority women in Ha Giang.
The brocade skirts of ethnic minority women in Ha Giang.

Ma Pi Leng is about 2,000 meters above sea level. The building of Ma Pi Leng (a crouching horse) began in the 1960s and was reported to have been done nearly completely by the H’mong people.

Initially, construction workers had to transport explosives and walk around the slopes of the mountain by tying themselves to ropes in order to complete their jobs. The first passages were barely big enough for horses to pull carriages and humans to stroll over. The authorities did not approve the expansion of these passages until much later.

The pathways of Ma Pi Leng were exceedingly rough and littered with stones only a few years ago. They were also too narrow to accommodate two automobiles moving in opposing directions. There is no other site in Vietnam as powerful and wild as Ma Pi Leng.

Thousands of gray, stony mountains create layers along the horizon as one looks north and northeast. Deep valleys go alongside the road, at the bottom of which is the Nho Que River, where cold water runs gently. Trees are spread throughout the mountain route in Meo Vac, as are stones that have been left alone for years and millennia.

Ma Pi Leng pass in Ha Giang province, is the mightiest of all mountain passes in Vietnam
Ma Pi Leng pass in Ha Giang province, is the mightiest of all mountain passes in Vietnam

The Mong aborigines prefer to live atop mountain peaks, or at least on their flanks. They are adamantly opposed to moving to the plain. Neighbors travel from one mountain to another for half a day to visit each other. This route leads to Meo Vac.

Khau Vai love market – famous one in Meo Vac, Ha Giang -
Khau Vai love market – famous one in Meo Vac, Ha Giang

 

Colorful sticky rice
Colorful sticky rice
The special cuisines of Ha Giang
The special cuisines of Ha Giang

In June and July, you will see Ha Giang in green, covered in extremely beautiful rains.

August and September is the season of ripen rice on Ha Giang’s terrace field. In October and November, Ha Giang has pink buckwheat flower and yellow daisy flower fields.

Pink buckwheat flower in Ha Giang's terrace field
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