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The beauty of Ha Giang

Situated in the far north of the country, Ha Giang Province is a province containing the northernmost point of Vietnam. Sharing a 270 km long border with the southern China, this province is considered as the final frontier of Vietnam. Ha Giang, the provincial capital, which is 320 km away from Hanoi, is linked by Highway 2. Having mountainous topography with the least potential for agricultural development, Ha Giang is one of the poorest provinces of Vietnam. Tours Indochina Vietnam

Grandiose mountains in Ha Giang

Grandiose mountains in Ha Giang – source: crossingtravel.com

Depending on the altitude of the region, the climate of Ha Giang is divided into two seasons including dry and monsoon. The Lo River Valley and the town of Ha Giang are the low hills comprised in the lower areas of the province. In Cao Bo district, from mid-September until the end of May is the time of dry season and the rainy season is the balance period of the year. Meanwhile, the wet season sets in one month earlier in Du Gia district. In the provincial capital of Ha Giang, the average annual temperature is 22.7°C; the monthly averages differ from January to July, range from a low of 15.48°C to a high of 27.88 °C. North Vietnam travel packages

Buckwheat flower in Ha Giang

Buckwheat flower in Ha Giang – source: buffalotrip.com

Similar to Sapa, the many noble mountains are the most renowned attraction of Ha Giang. Even though not being as high as the mountains of Sapa and not tending to be steep enough to test these adventurous climbers, the mountains in Ha Giang stand out for enormous area of limestone with special formation of peaky rocks. Recognized as one of 77 geological parks in the world by UNESCO, Dong Van Rock Plateau is the most famous rocky area of Ha Giang. Lying inside Dong Van Rock Plateau, marking the very northern peak of Vietnam by Lung Cu Flag Tower on Dragon Mountain, Lung Cu Hamlet is another necessary destination. In addition, a large number of fanciful natural caves including Phuong Thien Cave, Chui Cave, Fairy Cave and Swallow Cave also help to create the grandiose beauty of Ha Giang. Another attraction of Ha Giang is its spectacular forests, where you can find more than 1,000 species of precious woods, drug trees together with many kinds of animals such as tigers, peacock or pangolin.

Scenic landscape

Scenic landscape – source: vietnamtours-homestay.com

Hmong, Tay, Dao and Nung ethnic groups occupy the majority of ethnic minorities living in this mountainous province. Each of them has its own stunning custom in term of religious belief, wedding, festivals and funeral. Khau Vai Love Market, which is held monthly only on the 26th and 27th of a Lunar Year, is a unique place that you only can see in Ha Giang. Being the time when ethnic minorities hold a wide variety of traditional customs including celebrating success, sons ritual, rain ritual, medieval bow shooting competition, pan-pie performance or “Con” throwing contest, Lunar New Year is thought to be the best time to visit Ha Giang.

Situated in the far north of the country, Ha Giang Province is a province containing the northernmost point of Vietnam. Sharing a 270 km long border with the southern China, this province is considered as the final frontier of Vietnam. Offering travelers from magnificent sceneries of a mountainous area, a challenging trails to the unique customs and traditions of ethnic people, Ha Giang is a must-visit destination in Vietnam.

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