Ha Giang, 290km from Hanoi, located at the highest latitude of Vietnam. It is surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai and Yen Bai. It shares a border with China in the north. There are many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, Hmong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province.
Meovac rice fields on terraceHa Giang's 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 1,024m above sea level and is inhabited by the Tay and Hmong ethnic groups. The temperature is approximately 5ºC 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, you 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 purchased.
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.
It's an ideal place to trek in the green forest, get in touch with local people, discover the widelife nature and much more.
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