- Location: northern Vietnam
- Status: Vietnam's final frontier, Vietnam's northernmost point
- Population: 746,300 people (2011 census)
- Area: about 7,900 square kilometers
- Telephone area code: 0219
Containing the northernmost point of Viet Nam, Ha Giang is the country's final frontier as its share a 270 kilometer long boundary with China's Yunnan. Its provincial capital is also called Ha Giang.
Surrounded by Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, main features of Ha Giang's topography are rocky and high mountains, limestone formations, granite peaks, outcrops as well as springs. This complicated terrain is divided into three areas: rocky mountain and separated rivers in the south; sloping mountainside, valleys, high pass and narrow springs in the west; and hills, valley of Lo River, Ha Giang Town in the low land area.
The local people of Ha Giang, which are of over 20 minority groups, are well known for their artistic abilities, notably weaving with beautiful hand-made textile products. Thanks to a presence of such number of groups, Ha Giang owns a rich diversity of cultural festivals. Shortly after Tet Holiday is the Spring Festival, which is hosted by the Hmong and Yao people and usually lasts between three and seven days. Main activities of the festival are singing, feasting, and drinking alcohol.
You can visit Ha Giang every season in a year, as each one shows different aspect of the province's beauty. However, you should be well prepared for the rain season in July and August with plastic poncho or umbrella. Attractions that you should not miss are Dong Van town, Hoang Su Phi rice terrace fields, Meo Vac mountain pass, Khau Vai love market, Mong King house, Ha Biang museum, and much more.
Embrace the uniqueness of Ha Giang's culinary with Meo chicken, five-colored glutinous rice, horse meat (thang co), pigs carried under one's arms (lon cap nach), and so on. You will maintain the hope of visiting this wonderful region once more.
• Enjoy an outstanding remote trip across the “roof of Northern Vietnam”
• Will be captivated by the breathtaking views of many mountains, and alluring atmosphere
• Talk a walk to some ethnic villages to get better knowledge about their traditional customs
• Interact with locals to bridge the gap between language and culture
• Walk by some verdant mountains trek paths and immerse in the idyllic beauty of Dong Van Plateau
• Gain insights into the authentic lives of the locals living in remote areas
• Taste the regional specialties and possibly try how to make them
Ong Vang is a small hotel designed in a special style that located in Meo Vac. The honeycomb-shaped bedrooms are very unique. Besides the separate rooms, the hotel also has an ancient house next door with 4 double- bed rooms, for those who want to feel the traditional life of mountainous ethnic groups in Vietnam. In addition, Ong Vang...
Address in Ha Thanh hamlet - Phuong Do Village - Ha Giang city. Not far from the city of Ha Giang (about 6km), you can feel the taste of the countryside of Vietnam. This is also home to the Tay ethnic group. Although there are no large fields, there are unique terraces, green palm trees and the highest mountains in Indochina. Coming to Dong Que...
Homestays in Ha Giang are traditional houses on stilts made by bamboo completely. The new houses here are very rare, either be class or the information station or the medical station. Located about 3km from Ha Giang city, Bui Ty Homestay is at Tien Thang village, Phuong Thien commune, Bui Ty homestay is a standing out at here. Homestay has two...
Situated in a location surrounded by mountains, completely separated from the crowded residential areas, Truong Xuan Resort is the ideal place for those who truly enjoy the mountainous nature. The resort is designed as a rural resort with services such as sauna, massage,... will help you feel relaxed after working tired days. The resort also has a...
Tiamo Hotel Ha Giang has been in operation since 2016. The hotel has a panoramic view of Ha Giang City from the top floor, so you can enjoy the beauty of Ha Giang by night. All modern rooms are air-conditioned and feature large windows with views and natural light. A flat-screen cable TV is also provided. Accommodation with a shared lounge where...