The province of Ha Giang is located in the North-East of Vietnam and shares Vietnam’s northern border with Yunnan Province in the south of China. This unique region is rich in cultural sites and has a population of more than twenty ethnic minorities. This destination will delight all adventurers who wish to discover Vietnam off the beaten track. A real escapade in the heart of nature and far from the crowds of tourists is offered to you. It is also an opportunity to meet the ethnic groups while contemplating the authentic beauty of the landscapes between valleys adorned with terraced rice fields, traditional villages, mountain ranges and limestone erosions. It is one of the most spectacular landscapes of the country which will surely change your scenery. This region also attracts travellers who wish to follow the “loop“, a winding road with impressive curves that offers many panoramic viewpoints.
The best season to discover Ha Giang in Vietnam is from April to May and from September to November. Temperatures will be cooler during the rest of the year and vary according to the altitude.
The region of Ha Giang in Vietnam is ideal for beautiful encounters and beautiful moments of emotions. By walking around or visiting a traditional market, you will experience a real immersion with the ethnic minorities still present in the province. The Hmong ethnic group is the most important, but you will also be able to meet villagers from the Dao, Tay, San Chi, Pathan, etc. ethnic groups.
The Ha Giang province abounds in many sites to explore during your tour in North of Vietnam. The most famous is the Dong Van karst plateau which offers incredible landscapes between forests, mountains and caves. You can also visit Lung Cu Mountain which marks the border with China with a giant Vietnamese flag flying over the Vietnamese mountains. You can also visit the palace of the Hmong kings with its original and unique architecture. This is an opportunity to learn more about the eventful history of the Hmong ethnic group.
Like all parts of Vietnam, you will find in the province of Ha Giang culinary specialities that are unique to it. You will be able to taste the “âu tâu” soup which is a rice soup made with spices, a goat salad made with marinated goat meat rolled in a rice cake with banana and carambola, or even smoked buffalo meat. You can accompany these typical dishes with a cup of Shan Tuyet tea, a tea grown at an altitude of 1300 meters.
Atypique Vietnam offers you the possibility to discover this region in complete authenticity during a solidarity experience. You will leave for a trek in the heart of terraced rice fields, breathtaking landscapes will be at the rendezvous. This local immersion will give you the opportunity to visit the surrounding villages, meet the ethnic minorities, sleep in local houses and taste traditional dishes.
If you wish to explore Ha Giang province during your tailor-made trip in Vietnam and live a moment out of time, do not hesitate to talk to your Travel Designer.