DONG VAN KARST PLATEAU – 2DAYS 1 NITE
If you’re looking for an amazing karst plateau to visit, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is a great choice. This UNESCO-recognized site is home to some of the best karst scenery in the world. And, there are plenty of tour options available to help you experience all that the park has to offer.
Whether you’re interested in exploring the caves and hiking the trails, or simply taking in the stunning views, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is sure to impress. So, add it to your list of must-see destinations and start planning your trip today!
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Day 1: Hostel – Heaven’s Gate – Yen Minh – Tham Ma Pass – Dong Van town
8:000am BF, depart to Bac Sum Pass – the most steep and winding slope of Ha Giang. The special thing about this slope is that its curves are soft and attractive, like an endless stretch of silk that offers graceful, soft dances between four high rocky terraces original.
Stop at a café shop for a cup of coffee at Heaven Gate to watch over view of Tam Son town. Through Yen Minh town, 11:00 PM Lunch, have a rest.
heading to Pho Cao with spectacular Dong Van Karst Plateau UNESCO Global Geopark, visit Tham Ma Pass, H’mong kings Palace after passing Pho Cao, Lung Cam villages.
Arriving Tham Ma pass. Tham Ma pass as a must see point, in the past, in the old days this pass was used to test horses, the horses carried load of goods, which ones could reach the top of the pass they are kept and looked after well, the ones couldn’t would be killed for Thang Co – a traditional dish of mountain people.
After cutting along steep, treeless valleys, the road winds up to what has become known as the ‘Nine-Turn Pass‘. A helter-skelter stretch of tarmac, this pass is a favourite photo-opportunity for road-trippers. From the top, you can see the road snaking down to a flat valley encased by limestone karsts. A little further on, a left turn (due north) offers the opportunity for a short side route.
Visit H’Mong Palace – Vuong’palace. Vuong’s Palace is home to Vuong Duc Chinh and his son Vuong Chi Sinh. Vuong Duc Chinh was a mandarin under Nguyen Dynasty. After selecting a piece of land, Vuong Chinh Duc spent 8 years and about 150,000 coins of silver. Most construction workers were from China and the most skillful craftsmen of Hmong. The wooden parts were sophisticatedly engraved which represented his wealth and prosperity.
Through the lines of ancient cypresses which stand pensively in front of the main gate, The palace were built with 4 horizontal and 6 vertical rows, 2 stories and 64 rooms. Over a long period of time, the building has partly been spoiled but still remains in its original figure. Check in Trieu Nghi Homestay.
Day 2: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng – Meo Vac – Mau Due – Yen Minh – Quan Ba – Ha Giang .
6:00 AM breakfast. Visit Dong Van ethnic market with local specialties (on Sunday morning). Different ethnic groups, each group of people eagerly go to the market with pedestrians carrying baskets of vegetables, fruits, chicken, birds, buffaloes, cows, … all those are carried on bicycles, motorbikes. Customers are dressed in colourful ethnic from hamlet, vilages.
Get on bike to Ma Pi Leng pass which 10 km away from Dong Van, its between Dong Van and Meo Vac, this pass gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys.
The Ma Pi Leng Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.500m (4,921ft) above the sea level, it’s the most astonishing mountain road in all of Vietnam. The road was built in the 60s of the 20th century by a lot of workers who worked very hard for 11 years to build this road. Stop at the pit stop to watch over view of romantic, stunning scenery.
It is known as the King of passes in Vietnam. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. A quick glance at the map at its sheer drops and serpentine twists and turns, confirms that this is no hype. The 20km long climb inspired many people to travel to witness its breathtaking beauty.
The road to the summit, regarded as “Vietnam’s Great Wall”, feels like a scene from a fairytale. This is an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. At the top of the pass there’s a stone stele recording the marks in the construction process.
Passthe Tu San chasm on Nho Que river – the deepest canyon in South Asia. Do the boat trip on Tu San Canyon.
12:00 Lunch break in Mau Due.
Keep going to Yen Minh, same way back to Ha giang. Visit villages of Tay ethnic people in Thon Tha .
Happy Dong Van Karst Plateau & End Tour. Thank you!
Option1 : Stay for the night at our hostel, back to Hanoi at 9AM on the next day.
Option2: Have shower (FREE at our hostel), get on bus to Hanoi/Catba/Halong/Sapa.
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