Top 6 tourist attractions in Ha Giang you should not miss
Ha Giang is always a place chosen by many people for short trips. Spring, autumn and winter are the time when travel lovers exploring new tourist lands. The following article will share with you 6 tourist attractions in Ha Giang that you should not miss.
1.The Poetic Beauty Of Yen Minh Pine Forest In Ha Giang
Yen Minh pine forest stretches for a few kilometers on low hills. When the car arrives at Na Khe (Na Khê) commune, visitors can come to the land of pine. Pine trees are straight, with green needles leaves. In this pine forest, pine is planted as vast as artificial forests stretching from Na Khe commune to Yen Minh town. Pine trees are vertical despite the wind and rain, and they still grow and develop into protective forests for the people here.
Tourists can see fuzzy layers of fog, making them feel like they are in Da Lat. When entering the pine forest, tourists will feel fresh and cool air. Tourists may want to stop to take pictures and save beautiful pictures of pine forest. Besides, tourists can see the green grass, the roofs looming behind the mountains, creating a beautiful and peaceful landscape.
2. Pho Bang – Yen Minh
Pho Bang, the home of Hoa and Mong ethnicities, was once the administrative-political-social capital of Dong Van distric. Since the administrative center was moved to the ancient quarter of Dong Van district, Pho Bang village has become calm and peaceful. Nguyen Van Nam, a tourist from Hanoi, enjoys the discreet charm, peace and calmness of this town, which is 117 km from Ha Giang city: “The friendliness of the people and the simplicity of the place are the unique beauty of Pho Bang. I love wandering around this small town to find a little calm and serenity. “
Pho Bang 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. Mua San Say lives in Pho Bang: “The houses here embrace the traditional architecture. They have wooden columns and mud walls. We prefer traditional houses. What better than to live in a place where it’s cool in summer and warm in winter? After preparing wood and tiles, it takes us a month to build a house.”
3. Sung La valley
Sung La Valley is known as one of Ha Giang tourist destinations famous for its blooming flower gardens. This place attracts visitors by the rustic beauty and tranquillity of the small roofs, the green cornfields, the buckwheat flower fields . Sung La’s scenery is a typical beauty of Ha Giang. It is dubbed as the flower among the rocky plateau. In Sung La valley, there is Lung Cam village which is currently home to more than 60 households, mainly Lo Lo, Mong, and Han. In particular, Lo Lo village is the most rustic and oldest one. It is also known for being the setting for the movie “Pao’s story” in the nearly 100-year-old house. Although the house has been recently remodeled, it still retains a pure rustic beauty. To get to “Pao’s house” in Lo Lo village, you will come across a road stretching of buckwheat flowers. In January and February, Pao’s house is surrounded by peach blossom and plum blossom.
8. Tu San Alley
With a height of cliffs up to 700 – 800m, a length of 1,7km, a depth of nearly 1.000m, Tu San alley has considered not only a unique spectacular landscape of the Dong Van rock plateau but also the deepest alley Southeast Asia. Many years ago, when Nho Que river was not blocked for hydroelectricity, very few people could access the foot of the Tu San alley; visitors can only admired the grandeur of the alley when stood in the bends on Ma Pi Leng road. After the hydropower dam blocked the flow, the Nho Que River became quieter; local people began to motorize boats to take visitors. Today, visitors can take a boat trip to visit Tu San alley for 45 minutes with a ticket price of 100.000 VND. Many visitors can also enjoy a Kayak if they want.
Tu San alley is located in the middle of the mountains, hidden in the morning mist, making the scenery both majestic and mysterious. Anyone who comes here cannot avoid feeling overwhelmed by the rare and beautiful natural scenery. Sitting down the boat, visitors can hear the murmur of the water under their feet, which is bringing an indescribable feeling.
In February and March every year, the whole river will glow with the red color of rice flower and the blue of the water, creating a beautiful landscape picture.
4. The palace of Vuong family
The Vuong residence is located on the top of a small hill, where the entrance is full of Pine trees. Go inside is King’s Palace, the wealthiest family in the region, thanks to the sale of opium in the past. The residence offers unique architecture, influenced by three architectures: China, Mong and French. The mansion was recognized by the state as National Monument in 1993. In 2004, the family decided to devote the palace to the State for conservation.
5. Dong Van Ancient Town
With the inherent features, the beauty in the traditional culture multi-color. The old town of Dong Van has created an impressive and unique point on the plateau Dong Van. The old town has a history of developing architecture and culture for hundreds of years.
Nestled in the middle of the valley with four rocky mountains. The Dong Van old town is surrounded by 40 rooftops. The old houses are all over 100 years old, especially the houses are nearly 200 years. The old town was established in the early 20th century. The initially only a few Mong families, Tay, and Hoa people, gradually more and more local residents to find. But In general, the old quarter bearing bold architectural design of the United States. There are roofed yin-yang, red lanterns hanging high off the harsh cold of the Rocky Plateau.
6. Ma Pi Leng Pass
Ma Pi Leng Pass belongs to Ha Giang province; it is dangerous road with 20 kilometers length. Over the Ma Pi Leng, there has a mountain with 2.000 meters height located on the ‘Happiness’ road connecting Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac town. Ma Pi Leng began building from the 60s of the 20th century by workers who almost are the H’mong.
The path length is approximately 200 kilometers. Ma Pi Leng Pass is located in the Dong Van Geoparks which is recognized as the global geoparks. The road along the mountainside has romantic, spectacular scenery that is ideal destination for tourists.
Ma Pi Leng Pass is not long but it is the most dangerous pass in the northern border mountain area. It is considered as the “King” of the Vietnam’s pass or Great Wall of Vietnam or the Pyramid of the Meo. At the top of Ma Pi Leng mount is the “happiness” road, there has a stone stele recording the marks in the construction process.
November 16th 2009, Ministry of Culture, Sport and tourism of Vietnam has decided to classify Ma Pi Leng area as scenic relic of country. It includes: Ma Pi Leng pass is considered the unique regional heritage about landscape and geomorphology; pass peak area is considered as one of the most beautiful viewpoint to enjoy the panoramic in Vietnam; alley Nho Que River is one of the most unique tectonic valley in Vietnam. There have many writers, poets visiting the grandeur pass such as Xuan Dieu, Nguyen Ngoc… and the impression inspires in their compositions.
Scenery in Ma Pi Leng pass is unique with majestic and wild beauty. Looking to the north and northeast, thousands of gray mountains concatenate to the horizon. Net to the road is abyss, below is the Nho Que River with cool water.