Ha Giang, 300 km away
from Hanoi, located at the highest latitude in
Vietnam. It is surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang,
Lao Cai, and Yen Bai. It shares a border with
China in the north. Many ethnic minorities,
including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung, live in
Ha Giang province.
The climate is
divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry),
although it tends to vary depending on altitude.Ha
Giang is the ideal location to organize activities
such as hiking and camping. Famous sites include
Quang Ngan Waterfall and Than Thuy-Thien Bao
National Frontier Pass.
Dong Van Highland
is situated 1,025 m above sea level and is
inhabited by the Tay and H’Mong ethnic groups. The
temperature is approximately 1oC in winter and
reaches 24oC on the hottest days. The plateau
provides famous products such as Hau plums,
peaches, and persimmons without seeds. Dong Van
apples are as big as pears. In Dong Van, numerous
valuable plants used for their medicinal value are
found, including ginseng, anise, and cinnamon.
Dong Van has a lot to
offer: mountains, forests, hidden grottoes and
caves, multicoloured orchid forests, plum and
peach trees, persimmon orchards, and more.
Visiting Dong Van,
one can see Pho Bang, also called Pho Bang Street,
which was built a long time ago and features
multi-storey houses made of clay bricks and tile
roofs.Visiting Dong Van on Sundays, one can shop
in a very original mountain market where all kinds
of goods and multicoloured clothes can be
Khau Vai love market,
this happens once a year, often falls in May,
where the colorful people gather for their old
loves and new ones, and is the place where the
tribes sell their local products like food,
vegetable, local textiles.....