Sight-seeings in Northern Vietnam Q&A
Q1: HAS ANYONE DONE PHONG NHA WITHOUT A TOUR BEFORE? IS IT FEASIBLE?
A1: Book a tour. There are some caves that you can do on your own, but theyre boring. Take a booked tour that rakes you through some jungle instead.
You absolutely miss out on the best stuff if you try and save here.
Recommend Jungle Boss, they got excellent tours. Recommend Abandoned Valley tour..
Q2: CAVES IN PHONG NHA?
A2: Paradise, Phong Nha and Dark Cave
The caves still cost money to go into, Paradise is 250k and Dark is 450k.
Q3: CAT CAT VILLAGE?
A3: Cat cat is just down a long steep stairway down from SaPa…. you can book treks in town or rent a motorbike and explore… there are quite a few and you can have a home stay in LaoCai or another village in the mountains…
It was very touristy and you mostly walk on a busy road..
Q4: HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN HALONG BAY?
A4: Halong bay is very large area. It depends what you want to vist, how long do you want to relax on the boat,… You should stay in Halong Bay for 3-5 days, if you want to see also some island nearby, ex: Cat Ba island. But theoretically you can stay there also about 1 week..
Q5: WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT HA LONG BAY?
A5: The best time to visit Halong Bay is in the spring or you can choose autumn. The best month should be – March, April, May, September, october. You should know, there are a lot of Vietnamese visitors in the summer and it is a monsoon season.
Q6: HOW TO EXPLORE CAT BA ISLAND AND HOW TO MOVE THERE?
A6: The best way is to rent a motorbike/scooter ot bicycle in Cat Ba town and travel on your own.
Another option are also boat trips. You can use your Google maps in your smart phone.
Q7: HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN CAT BA ISLAND?
A7: It depends what you want to visit and what to do in this island. You can relax or you can buy a cruise in Ha Long… You can stay there about 5-7 days. 2-3 days boat cruise, 3 days exploring the island..
Q8: WHAT TO VISIT IN HA GIANG PROVINCE?
A8: It’s a large mountain area and attracts a lot of travelers each year. The most visited plaves in ha Giang province are: Dong Van Karst Geopark, Ma Pi Leng Pass or Lung Cu Flag tower.
Lung Cu village is the northernmost place of northern Vietnam ar the border with China
Q9: HOW LONG TO STAY IN HA GIANG PROVINCE?
A9: A lot of travelers visit Ha Giang only for about 3-4 days, but it’s very limited and you will be traveling very fasr and you will see only a little from this amazing place.
In our opinion – stay 7 days – it is optimal. Do not go there for 1-2 days, it does not make a sense.
Q10: WHAT ARE THE LEAST TOURIST PROVINCE IN THE NORTH?
A10: – there are more, but we can say it is Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Son La, Lai Chau (except Sapa)
– Ha Giang can be considered as the least tourist place
– but that does not mean that occasionally you can meet a lost tourist also in Ha Giang
– tourists come gradually also to these places.
Q11: WHAT ARE THE MOST VISITED PLACES IN NORTHERN VIETNAM?
A11: – Hanoi, Ha Long Bay (+Cat Ba Island), Sapa, Ninh Binh
– lots of travelers go from the south to the north and finish in Hanoi – it is a biggest mistake
– you should definitely visit also another places in northern Vietnam!
Q12: HOW LONG TO TRAVEL IN VIETNAM?
A12: – important to know: Vietnam is a huge country, the North, Center and South are different
– transportation in Vietnam is slow and it takes a long time
– I recommend at least 1 month for each part of this country
Q13: I HAVE TWO WEEKS, WHAT TO SEE AND WHERE TO GO IN VIETNAM?
A13: – everyone travels differently and wants to see something else
– choose only the northern or southern part of Vietnam
– 2 weeks you can ride a motorcycle in the eastern or western part of the North.
Q14: I’M GOING TO PROVINCE OF HA GIANG, DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING?
A14: – in the province of Ha Giang permission is required for entry to remote places
– you can buy permit in the Immigration office of Ha Giang (296 Trần Phú)
– it is forbidden to enter the Chinese border closer than three kilometers in some places
– rent a motorbike in this province.
Q15: IS NORTHERN VIETNAM SUITABLE FOR TRAVELING WITH SMALL CHILDREN?
A15: – if you want to see the most interesting places, you would have to travel on a motorbike or have a private car
– I think it is not suitable if you want to visit remote areas in northern Vietnam.
Q16: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT HALONG BAY?
A16: The climate in the northern region of Vietnam is temperate so be prepared for cold weather in the winter months from December to March. The months of April and May offer sunshine and a refreshing breeze, while September to October are favoured for their cooler temperatures and clear skies..
Q17: IS HALONG BAY CRUISE SUITABLE FOR OLD PEOPLE?
A17: A typical program of a Halong Bay cruise consists of many activities: energizing activities like climbing, kayaking, snorkeling; sightseeing tours to well-known attractions such as Surprising Cave, Floating Fishing Village, Pearl Farm; on-board activities like cooking demonstration, spa…. This means you have many options to enjoy Halong Bay cruise at leisure. If you don’t like kayaking, swimming or something else, you can sit on the boat, sip a cup of delicious cocktails, take a massage, or enjoy beautiful vistas of the Bay yourself .
However, please kindly be reminded that you should make clear with the cruise’s company or agent to ensure that they let you stay on board because some cruises off load you to other activities so that they can return to the pier to pick up new passengers..
Q18: WHY SHOULD I GO TO ETHNIC MARKET?
A18: A unique opportunity for buying authentic products of minorities.
Some ethnic markets in Vietnam have a centuries-old history to them.
Ethnic markets are visited by hundreds and thousands of residents.
Authenticity, cultural traditions, establishing relationships, games and entertainment. Tastings the food of ethnic population
> Option to purchase fresh food and fruit > An opportunity to take interesting photos
> Somewhere it is the moment when you are “out of civilization”
> You can see some of the traditions of the ethnic population
> The roads lead over fantastic landscape to these markets
Q19: LIST OF ETHNIC MARKET IN VIETNAM
A19: Sin Ho – market
– a small town in the province of Lai Chau (from the Lai Chau town approximately 70 km)
– Sin Ho market is held every Saturday and Sunday (Sunday is busier)
– large and less frequented by tourists, ethnic minorities – Red Dao, Hmong, Phu La, Cong
– food, household goods, textiles, but also technological equipment
Muong Hum – market
– market is held every Sunday, about 50 km north of the town of Sapa
– authentic market, which retains its culture and style
– ethnic minorities
– Hmong, Ha Nhi, Phu La, Tu Di, Giay
Sapa – market
– the main and the most popular market is held on Sunday in Sapa
– more frequented by tourists, authenticity of cultural habits are a bit lost
– ethnic minorities – Hmong, Dao
Coc Ly – market
– a small village in the province of Lao Cai, about 50 km from the Lao Cai town
– market is held on Tuesday
– ethnic minorities – mainly Flower Hmong
– textiles, fashion accessories, wildlife
Q20: WHAT TO VISIT IN DIEN BIEN?
A20: Dien Bien Phu victory relic area, Muong Thanh Bridge, Muong Thanh Field, Ethnic Minority Village, Spring stream (Hot Bath) U Va – Hue Pe, Pa Khoang lake, Pa Thom cave, A Pa Chai, Period Market,….
Q21: WHAT TO VISIT IN DIEN BIEN PHU VICTORY RELIC AREA?
A21: Dien Bien victory monument
Dien Bien Phu victory complex consists of 3 soldiers standing with their backs to each other, lifting a Thai baby, on the top of the flag to decide the victory. The statue has a height of 16.6m, made of brass, in the core of reinforced concrete structure, weighing 220 tons
Hill A1, located in Muong Thanh Ward, Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien Province, is the most important base of the French colonial stronghold group in Dien Bien Phu.
Command control Dien Bien Phu
The headquarters of the Dien Bien Phu campaign is located in a primeval forest in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, Dien Bien province, 25 km east of Dien Bien Phu city.
Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum
Dien Bien Museum is located at Pho 1, Muong Thanh, Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien Province. Dien Bien Phu Museum was built in 1984 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the historic victory of Dien Bien Phu..
Q22: WHAT ETHNIC MINORITY VILLAGE SHOULD YOU VISIT IN DIEN BIEN?
A22: Men Village
Located between vast hills and upland fields, Mo Village (Thanh Nua Commune, Dien Bien District, Dien Bien Province) is known as an attractive community tourist destination, attracting many domestic and international tourists. From TP. Dien Bien Phu, along Highway 12 about 6km to the north, visitors will come to Mo village.
Ten village is located about 2 km from Dien Bien city, there are nearly 100 households with a few hundred people.
Co My village
From the historical relic of Do Cat tunnel, down the Nam Rom river to the northwest about 8km, visitors will come to Co My village.
Co My village has a natural area of about 60ha, which is the residence of more than 100 Thai ethnic households
Phien Loi Village
Located downtown. Dien Bien Phu is about 7km to the north, Phieng Loi village (Thanh Minh commune, Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province) is home to 220 Thai ethnic people..
Q23: WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT SPRING STREAM (HOT BATH) U VA – HUE PE?
A23: U Va Hot stream
U Va tourist resort is located in Nooong Luong commune, Dien Bien district, about 15km from the center of Dien Bien Phu city to the Southwest. U Va has mountainous terrain, total area of 73,000m2 with natural hot mineral springs, the average temperature is from 76 to 84 degrees Celsius.
Hua Pe Hot stream
Hua Pe hot spring is located in Thanh Luong commune, Dien Bien district, 5km northwest of Dien Bien Phu city center. There is a large source of mineral water with a regular temperature of about 60 ° C.
Q24: WHERE IS PA KHOANG LAKE?
A24: This lake located In Muong Phang, Dien Bien province, about 20km from Dien Bien Phu city, near 279 national street. It link Dien Bien Phu city with Dien Bien Phu Headquarter – Muong Phang.
Q25: WHEN TO VISIT DIEN BIEN?
A25: Dien Bien has a lot of weather with high monsoon winds, so the temperature is quite cool with an average temperature from 21 to 230C. Mostly focused on June, July and August. The first months of December began from December to March until the following year. This month often has a very low level of softness – sometimes when the temperature is only 120C. You can check out Bien Dien at the Bien Dien Compensation Day (May 7 th) to participate in the event. In addition, you can choose the option of following months to travel to Dien Bien Province such as March (Ban flower season), September (ripe rice season), May 12 (the season of Wild Flower)..
Q26: WHAT DIEN BIEN HIGHLAND MARKET SHOULD I GO?
A26: Ta Sin Thang Market
The Ta Sin Thang is held on the lunar calendar on Mouse and Horse day.. Meeting six days a session, this is the place to exchange and trade goods and agricultural products of ethnic minorities in 5 northern communes of Tua Chua district (Sin Chai, Ta Sin Thang, Lao Sa Phinh, Trung Thu, Sinh Phinh ).
Xa Nhe Market
Xa Nhe commune fair (in Tua Chua district) meets in the center of Xa Nhè commune and has a fair every 6 days. People here often count the market day according to the lunar calendar, the Rooster day and the Rabbit day.
A Pa Chai market
A Pa Chai Market, also known as Border Cross Market, is located on the land adjacent to Muong Nhe District (Dien Bien – Vietnam) and Giang Thanh District (Van Nam – China), near the no 3 milestone in the middle of the border. Vietnam – China. Meet on 3, 13 and 23 monthly calendar.
Q27: WHY SHOULD YOU GO TO MUONG THANH FIELD?
A27: Head of the four largest fields in the Northwest region according to the tradition of “Nhat Thanh, Nhi Lo, Tam Than, Tu Tac”, the Muong Thanh field running along the banks of Nam Rom River spread like a flower petals embracing the historical relics. Either way, when you come to Muong Thanh, you will be surprised by the beautiful natural scenery and the richness of this place..
Q28: WHAT’S ABOUT PHA DIN PASS
A28: The terrain of the pass is quite rugged, one side is the mountain, one side is a deep pool. But not so that this pass has made the surrender to the phượt player. Pha Din is classified in the “four great pass peaks” of the Northwest, next to O Quy Ho pass, Ma Pi Leng and Khau Pha pass by up and down slopes, and zigzag passes, rugged bends, towering with his grandeur.
There are passages on the foggy pass. On top of Pha Din, visitors will feel people and cars standing on the clouds floating and adventurous. But only about 8:30 – 9 pm the dew will disappear. On the way of Pha Din, the cherry blossoms and plum blossoms still show off in full bloom, filled with the scent in the breeze, giving you a feeling that is hard to describe..
Q29: WHERE IS A PA CHAI?
A29: A Pa Chai, Sin Thau commune (Muong Nhe, Dien Bien) is the westernmost point on the mainland of Vietnam, the border area of China and Laos in Sin Thau commune, Muong Nhe district, about Dien Bien Phu province. 250 km..
Q30: WHEN SHOULD I GO TO A PA CHAI?
A30: There are a few notes as below:
Try to avoid going on stormy days because with the distance of nearly tens of kilometers of walking and steep climbing, it will make you quite hard to move due to slippery and muddy roads.
Avoid going on holidays like 30/4, 2/9 because these occasions too many people come here.
Going in combination with some typical seasons of the Northwest to be able to go many places on the same trip such as the season of ripe rice (September), the season of flowering (March), the season of anemone (December) plum blossom season (November)..
Q31: WHEN SHOULD I GO TO HA GIANG?
A31: October – November is the season of Triangle Flower, you should go around the 3rd week of October until about early November.
From about December to the Lunar New Year, there will be scattered canola flowers in some places such as Quyet Tien, Pho Cao, Sung La.
Before and after the Lunar New Year, in turn, is the time of plum blossom and peach blossom.
Around June to August is the summer, Ha Giang is always sunny, which is the right time to take beautiful photos of the rocky plateau, but going in the summer can often see rain.
September is the ripe rice season of the uplands, this time it is great to visit Hoang Su Phi..
Q32: WHERE TO VISIT IN HA GIANG?
A32: 1 Quyet Tien Market
2 Quan Ba sky gate
3 Quan Ba double Mountain
4 Yen Minh pine forest
5 Bach Dich Market (Yen Minh)
6 Tham Ma slope
7 Dong Van rock plateau
8 Sung La
9 Pho Bang
10 DInh Vuong
11 Lung Cu flagpole
12 Milestone 428
13 Northernmost landmark
14 Dong Van Old Street
15 Dong Van Market
16 Ma Pi Leng Pass
17 Khau Vai and Meo Vac love markets
18 3 furthest communes of Meo Vac district
19 Hà Giang fair market.
Q33: WHERE TO WATCH TAM GIAC MACH FLOWER IN HA GIANG?
A33: 1 Quản Bạ
2 Đồng Văn
3 Mèo Vạc.
Q34: WHERE IS QUYET TIEN MARKET?
A34: There is a place located right at the foot of Cong Troi mountain, which is the rustic and simple Quyet Tien commune by the sky gate surrounded by clouds all year round.
In that peaceful place, there is a fair every week on a short Saturday morning, which is Quyet Tien commune fair (Quan Ba district – Ha Giang)..
Q35: WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT QUYET TIEN MARKET?
A35: For the kids, the attraction of the market is the colorful items, or the dishes in the aromatic kitchen smoke emanating from the corner of the counter.
For boys and girls, the fair day is an opportunity to get dressed up, go to see new clothes and find half of love.
Men go to the market In addition to buying and selling goods for the family, it is equally important to meet friends and drink a few bowls of wine together..
Q36: WHERE IS QUAN BA SKYGATE?
A36: This is a famous landmark of Ha Giang with an altitude of more than 1500m, about 43 km from Ha Giang city.
The sky gate is located between the two peaks and low enough for a road to run through and is also the beginning of the road of happiness, the first gateway of Ha Giang. Standing on the mountain, you can enjoy the panorama of Northwestern mountains..
Q37: WHAT TO NOTICE WHEN YOU ARE PLANNING TO GO TO QUAN BA SKYGATE?
A37: Due to the road, Ha Giang’s sky gate is very difficult to go, so you need to choose the days with nice weather without rain or fog because the road is very slippery at this time.
You should go on sunny days because then the fog clears and you can move very easily and more safely..
Q38: WHERE IS QUAN BA DOUBLE MOUNTAIN?
A38: Quan Doi Mountain is located next to the National Highway 4C, 40 km from Ha Giang town. It is located between stone mountains and terraced fields..
Q39: WHERE IS YEN MINH PINE FOREST IN HA GIANG?
A39: Yen Minh is about 100km northeast of Ha Giang city, along the 4C Highway running from Can Ty to the district center through three communes: Bach Dich, Na Khe, Lao Va Chai with a beautiful dreamy road.
The beautiful route of Yen Minh pine forest starts from the section of Na Khe commune to Yen Minh Town, the section of 4C Highway with two sides of immense pine..
Q40: WHATT TO NOTICE WHEN GOING TO YEN MINH PINE FOREST?
A40: Down the plain, about 12km from the center of Yen Minh district, there is a green steppe in Lao Va Chai.
This place brings a romantic beauty, is a stop on the road of Yen Minh pine forest, which is why this beautiful, romantic steppe becomes an ideal wedding photography location of many couples. .
Q41: WHERE IS BACH DINH MARKET IN HA GIANG?
A41: Along the 4C Highway from Ha Giang City, after about 70 km, to the territory of Na Khe commune and about 20 km from Yen Minh town, turn left (with signposts) to go about 20 kilometers to Bach Dich commune. .
Bach Dich is a border commune with 6 villages bordering China, total border length is over 7 km. There is a distinctive feature of this commune that there are 3 markets in a month, including: Ban Muong market, Moc 358 market and communal center market. The markets are held in session on the Monkey and Tiger day every month..
Q42: WHAT ABOUT 358 MARKET IN HA GIANG?
A42: Landmark 358 was established in 2007, is a place to exchange, trade and purchase goods between local people and people across the border.
The market runs from about 6 to 12 – 13 noon, the stalls are located along both sides of the border, about 10m from the border..
Q43: WHERE IS THAM MA SLOPE IN HA GIANG?
A43: National way 4C, Lũng Thầu, Đồng Văn, Hà Giang
Tham Ma slope is located on National way 4c running from Ha Giang to Meo Vac district..
Q44: WHERE IS DONG VAN ROCK PLATEAU IN HA GIANG?
A44: The Dong Van rock plateau is about 300 km from Hanoi and about 140 km from the center of Ha Giang City..
Q45: WHERE SHOULD YOU GO IN DONG VAN PLATEAU?
A45: The roads pass dangerous but beautiful, beautiful natural scenery
Pho Cao, Sung La, Sa phin and Thai Phin Tung communes along the 4C road to Dong Van are ideal tourist attractions in Dong Van for taking photos with beautiful passes, rose bushes, plum plums. , unique old houses and clay narratives.
Among them, Sung La valley is considered to be the most beautiful destination in Dong Van. There is Pao’s house, a triangular field with plums and a plum, especially the reporting houses of the most beautiful Lo Lo and Mong people in Ha Giang.
In addition, when exploring the scenery in these communes, you try to join the famous “Lui” market here..
Q46: WHERE IS SUNG LA VALLEY IN HA GIANG?
A46: Sung La is located on the 4C Highway, connecting the towns on the land of Ha Giang, more than 20 km from Dong Van district, so anyone coming to this land will have the opportunity to come here..
Q47: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT SUNG LA VALLEY?
A47: Spring is also the most beautiful season of this land when the flowers bloom throughout the rocky plateau.
The fields of flowers make the harsh, cold natural landscape into a beautiful picture.
The simple roofs, on the porch rattled the voices of children laughing. The slanting sunsets oblique the color of sweet honey, creating a truly poetic setting..
Q48: WHAT’S ABOUT LUNG CAM CULTURAL VILLAGE IN HA GIANG?
A48: The village exists in a picturesque valley, with 61 households living in ancient walled houses, with houses made almost 100 years ago. Living and settling together, all have 3 ethnic groups, namely Lo Lo, Mong and Han.
In particular, the Mong ethnic group accounts for 85% of the population in the village and many artisans still hold many of their own songs. Those are the folk songs, folk dances, specific musical instruments of the nation. Folk songs and folk dances are transmitted through many generations with many human and spiritual meanings in the lives of the people here..
Q49: WHERE IS PHO BANG TOWN IN HA GIANG?
A49: Pho Bang is located in Dong Van district, only about 4 km from the road from Ha Giang city to the Dong Van rock plateau..
Q50: WHAT’S SO BEAUTIFUL ABOUT PHO BANG IN HA GIANG?
A50: Few people know how beautiful Pho Bang is. It is not just old moss houses like a fairy domain.
But also beautiful in the people here. The old men sat looking at the strangers, smiling occasionally; children play, the girls carry heavy shoulders back from the field, glimpse of only dogs barking, the sound of cattle. Make you feel comfortable, relaxed, no more noisy cars, smog with you.
In the winter there is also snow like in Sapa, so it is suitable for tourists who want to admire the snow without going to Sapa. In addition, visitors can also attend the fair on weekends..
Q51: WHERE IS DINH VUONG IN HA GIANG?
A51: The villa is located in the middle of Sa Phin valley, Dong Van district, on a high floating block like a tortoise’s shell, symbolizing the god Kim Quy, surrounded by an arc-shaped mountain range, creating a very excellent defensive terrain. ..
Q52: WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT LUNG CU FLAGPOLE?
A52: Lung Cu flagpole is located 2km from the extreme point. But this place has always been considered a symbol of national sovereignty, the symbol of the northernmost piece of Vietnam.
Flagpole with a height of over 33m, diameter of nearly 4m.
The road to the flagpole has a total of 389 steps.
Lung Cu flagpole, fluttering on the top of the red flag with yellow stars – the pride of the nation’s blood and flesh. The red flag with the golden star is associated with an area of 54m2 – the number represents the 54 ethnic groups living together in Viet Nam.
Q53: WHAT IS 428 MILESTONE IN HA GIANG?
A53: Although 428 milestone is not yet the northernmost point, but it is the farthest point to the north of the country, this is the most Vietnam-China border marker with the northernmost point. The milestone is 500m away from Nho Que river according to the flight path..
Q54: HOW MUCH FOR HIRING A GUIDE TO REACH 428 MILESTONE IN HA GIANG?
A54: It’s about 250,000 VND for 3 people.
Q55: HOW LONG IT TAKE TO GO FROM LUNG CU FLAGPOLE TO 428 MILESTONE IN HA GIANG?
A55: It will take you about 3-5 hours and a lot of sweat :).
Q56: WHERE IS NORTHERNMOST LANDMARK IN HA GIANG?
A56: At Xeo Lung village (about 3 km from Lung Cu flagpole), a northern pole is built symbolically. Up to the present time, this is the closest point to the North Pole of the country..
Q57: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO 428 MILESTONE?
A57: If you want to conquer the 428 Milestone, according to the experience of the adventurers, the most appropriate time is from June to August.
This is the best time in Ha Giang, less fog, no heavy rain, the roads are quite dry, easy to move..
Q58: WHEN SHOULD YOU GO TO LUNG CU?
A58: From January to March is the time when plum blossoms, peach blossoms and yellow mustard flowers bloom.
April is the season of tung and ban flowers.
May is the flooding season in Ha Giang.
From June to August is sunny golden summer on the rock plateau.
In September, Ha Giang enters the ripe rice season.
October – December is full of pink and white of the Ha Giang vascular triangle flower season.
November takes place the annual triangle flower festival on the Dong Van rock plateau..
Q59: DO I NEED PERMISSION TO GO TO 428 MILESTONE IN HA GIANG?
To conquer the northernmost Milestone of 428, you first need to apply for permission with the Lung Cu border post. After receiving the consent and specific instructions from the border guards, you can continue your journey..
Q60: WHAT TO NOTICE WHEN VISITING LUNG CU?
A60: If you decide to choose a motorbike, you need to bring some important items: vehicle papers, gasoline reserves (in a 1.5l bottle), car patches (pump, tire opener, patch, glue … in case of accident on the mountain pass).
Depending on the season, you should wear towels, gloves, warm clothes, thin coats … Especially at night it can turn cold.
Mountaineering shoes for painless feet and limited slip.
Emergency medicine: stomach ache, fever, mosquito repellent, bandage, gauze …
Fast food in an emergency..
Q61: WHERE IS QUAN BA IN HA GIANG?
A61: Quan Ba is located in the North of Ha Giang Province, the North and West borders Yunnan – China, the South is Vi Xuyen District, the East is Yen Minh District. The district capital is Tam Sơn town located on 4C Highway.
From Ha Giang City to Quan Ba, about 50 km to the North, 52 km to Yen Minh District to the East..
Q62: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT QUAN BA, HA GIANG?
A62: From about September to October, the rice in Quan Ba starts in the ripe crop, you can go to the sky gate to see the whole panoramic rice in the fields of Quan Ba, Quyet Tien, Thai An, Dong Ha, Can Ty, Bat Dai Son.
October – December, Ha Giang enters the triangular vascular flower season and Quan Ba is also one of the beautiful vascular triangular flower viewing places.
In the spring, peach blossoms, plum blossoms, and cauliflower bloom all over the sky, if you come here on this occasion you will be fully admired by the beauty of Quan Ba heaven and earth..
Q63: WHERE IS BAT DAI SON VILLAGE IN QUAN BA?
A63: Bat Dai Son is a commune of Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province, Vietnam. The North borders Na Khe commune, the East borders Na Khe commune, Can Ty commune. The South borders Can Ty and Thanh Van communes. The West borders Nghia Thuan and Trung Quoi communes.
Q64: WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT KHO MY CAVE IN HA GIANG?
A64: Lo My Cave, Kho My Hamlet, Tung Vai Commune is located in a convenient traffic position with paved road coming to the mouth of the cave and is only about 20km from the center of Tam Son Town.
Lo My cave has a majestic natural landscape, poetic and magical nuances. Entering into the cave anyone cannot help but marvel at the beauty of nature..
Q65: WHAT IS QUAN BA’S SPECIALITY?
A65: Quan Ba Seedless Rose
Q66: WHERE IS DONG VANG ANCIENT TOWN?
A66: Dong Van Old Town is located in Dong Van Town, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province, which is one of the main tourist attractions, attracting tourists of Ha Giang.
Dong Van town center area belongs to Dong Guan, Chau Nguyen Binh, Tuong Van district, Tuyen Quang province and has a history of architecture and culture development for hundreds of years. This is where you can explore and learn the unique ancient architecture, the ancient markets with traditional culture or the old ancient cafes, ….
Q67: WHERE TO VISIT IN DONG VAN, HA GIANG?
A67: 1. Dong Van market and ancient town
2. Lung Cu flagole
3. Tam Giac Machj flower field in Ma Le, Lung Cu
4. Meo Vuong’s Palace (Dinh Meo Vuong)
5. Sa Phin market
6.Tam Giac Machj flower field in Sung La
7. Pho Cao market
8. Pho Ban market
9. Ma Pi Leng pass
10. 428 Milestone.
Q68: WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT DONG VAN MARKET AND ANCIENT TOWN?
The highlight of the Old Quarter is Dong Van Market, a market built with mainly stone materials since 1920, after nearly a century until now, the market still retains quite intact culture. The rows of houses are arranged in a U-shaped roofing with yin and yang tiles along the mountainside.
In the old Dong Van street at night, you can stop by a cafe to enjoy the delicious taste of the cafe and listen to the sound of the wind whistling on the hillsides. The scent of triangular flower will lull you into the fascination of the sound of whistles, flute and the flickering fire in melodious music..
Q69: WHERE TO HAVE A COFFEE IN DONG VAN TOWN?
A69: 1. Pho Co coffee
Located at the foot of the mountain, at the corner of the old market of Dong Van town, Dong Van district (Ha Giang)
This is one of the quite intact old houses in Dong Van Old Quarter, and is considered the most beautiful house of the Old Quarter.
2. Pho Xua coffee.
Q70: WHAT ABOUT FIELD OF TRIANGLE FLOWERS AND WHITE MUSTARD FLOWERS IN MA LE COMMUNE, LUNG CU COMMUNE?
A70: Along the road from Sa Phin up or from Dong Van town, run to Lung Cu flagpole with many triangular flower hills in October and November every year. At Tet, there is white cabbage flower. Ma Lé commune is the most beautiful, both mountains and carpentry trees are very mysterious.
Q71: WHERE IS SA PHIN MARKET?
A71: The Sa Phin market is located below a picturesque valley that goes on Highway 4C (from Ha Giang City to Dong Van Old Town) you will see it hidden behind a mysterious green grove. That grove is the Cat king’s mansion.
In other words, Sa Phin market only meets by session, it is located right in front of the gates of King Meo. So when you go to the this market, you can combine to visit the King Cat Palace..
Q72: WHAT’S ABOUT TAM GIAC MACH FLOWER FIELD IN SUNG LA?
A72: Also on the way from under Ha Giang to the rocky plateau, when you enter Dong Van district, you will meet a village that has to be said to be beautiful like a picture, that is the village and Sung La commune, where Pao’s house is located. have already filmed in the movie. The most beautiful in the commune is Lung Cam cultural village..
Q73: WHAT TO NOTICE WHEN GOING TO SEE TAM GIAC MACH FLOWER IN HA GIANG?
A73: You may not bring a motorbike to Ha Giang because there are many motorbike rental houses, the rental price is about 200,000 – 250,000 / day. Please note that you should get all vehicle documents and insurance and driver’s license, identity card.
From Ha Giang to Dong Van, there are many attractions, you can go in a day to explore all this rocky plateau.
The best time to visit Ha Giang is in November when the rice is harvesting, triangular flowers bloom across the field.
Ha Giang’s weather is cold at night and early in the morning, remember to bring a warm jacket when you go. In triangular gardens, absolutely do not step on the flowers, ask permission from the garden owner if they are there and pick up trash when you leave..
Q74: WHERE IS MA PI LENG PASS IN HA GIANG?
A74: Ma Pi Leng is the name of the rugged pass of Ha Giang, about 20 km long. It is located on the road called “Happiness”, connecting Ha Giang city, Dong Van district, and Meo Vac town.
Q75: HOW LONG IS MA PI LENG PASS?
A75: It’s about 20km
In fact, it is considered that the road of Happiness from Tt Dong Van to Meo Vac is Ma Pi Leng pass, but the top of the pass is a 1,200m height point in the three communes of Pai Lung, Pa Vi and Xin Cai (district). Meo Vac, Ha Giang).
Its beauty is that all the rocks are rocks, and the abyss looks terrifying..
Q76: WHAT TO NOTICE WHEN GOING TO MA PI LENG PASS?
A76: If you want to visit Nho Que and Ma Pi Leng rivers, in the morning from 9 o’clock onwards, the scenery is beautiful and clear. In the cloudy winter or early in the morning, there will be lots of fog, which may be invisible..
Q77: WHERE IS HOANG SU PHI IN HA GIANG?
A77: Hoang Su Phi is a district in the western of Ha Giang Province, at the foot of Tay Con Linh Mountain. Thanks to its geographic characteristics, coming to Hoang Su Phi during harvest season, travelers will have the chance to see the golden terraces covered in the white clouds. .
Q78: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO HOANG SU PHI?
A78: Late September and October is the best time to visit and to witness the terraced fields turning golden and the hard labor of the people during harvest time..
Q79: HOW LONG SHOULD I SPEND TO EXPLORE HA GIANG?
A79: Ha Giang is a huge province and definitely deserves a long time to visit, because ther is always something to discover.
A lot of travelers are riding a 3-day Ha Giang motorbike loop, but I think it’s good to spend at least 5-6 days for a larger survey..
Q80: YOU HAVE TO BUY A PERMIT FOR THE REMOTE AREAS IN HA GIANG PROVINCE?
A80: Yes. This permit costs $10 and can be obtained at the Immigration Office in Ha Giang town (296 Trần Phú, previous address was 415a Trần Phú) or at the police station in Meo Vac..
Q81: WHERE IS NOONG LAKE IN HA GIANG?
A81: The lake is 25 kilometers south of the city, and in the monsoon period it may be 80 hectares large. A fascinating insight is that in the dry season, when the water depth decreases, the receding waters reveal trees growing in the lake.
You can ask local fishermen for sailboat trips on the lake. .
Q82: WHERE IS CHIN KHOANH PASS (NINE RAMPS) IN HA GIANG?
A82: It is located about 40 km from the town of Yen Minh. Yen Minh is also a good place to stop or sleep. You will also pass the beautiful Tham Ma mountain pass about 13 km before the Chin Khoanh Pass.
Q83: HOW TO TAKE THE PERMISSION IN HA GIANG?
A83: Obtaining the permit is very simple. The officer is at the window, you hand him yourpassport, he fills in the info from the passport and you pay $10. He gives you a permit and your passport back. If you arrive on a motorcycle, the police officer will want the registration number of the motorcycle, he writes the reg on the permit. A permit can be also purchased at the police station in Meo Vac town.
Q84: WHAT ARE SOME ETHNIC MARKET IN HA GIANG?
A84: Ha Giang town – Sunday market
Quyet Tien, Quan Ba (Tam Son) – Saturday market
Quan Ba – Sunday market
Coc Pai – Sunday market
Lung Phin – Sunday market
Hoang Su Phi – Sunday market
Sa Phin – every 6th day
Pho Cao – every 6th day
Pho Bang – every 6th day
Ma Le (Dong Van) – Saturday market
Dong Van – Sunday market
Khau Vai Love market (26th and 27th of the third month of the lunar calendar) Meo Vac – the largest Sunday market in Ha Giang province
Q85: WHERE IS BINH LAM PAGODA IN HA GIANG?
A85: Binh Lam Pagoda is located in Tong Muong Village, Phu Linh Commune, Ha Giang City. The pagoda also has Chinese name for “Binh Lam Tu”..
Q86: WHERE IS SUNG KHANH PAGODA IN HA GIANG?
A86: Sung Khanh Pagoda is 9km south of Ha Giang City in Lang Nung village, Dao Duc commune, Vi Xuyen district, which was classified as a historical and artistic relic in 1993 by the government..
Q87: HOW LONG SHOULD I BOOK IN ADVANCE IN HA GIANG?
A87: You need to contact hotels or motels in advance 1-2 weeks in advance. If renting a motorbike, it must be 3-4 weeks in advance. To avoid missed sugar and sleeping places..
Q88: WHAT ARE SOME DANGEROUS PASS IN HA GIANG?
A88: There are many dangerous passes for you to win when traveling in Ha Giang. So, when driving through these roads, you need to be alert and vigilant to avoid the worst situation happen to you. However, there are many drivers go through these roads quite often and also there are no many serious traffic accidents have ever occurred.
Conquering the passes in Ha Giang is also awesome experience when you travel alone. Ha Giang is famous for the rugged passes as Bac Sum, Heaven Gate, Tham Ma, Chin Khoanh, Ma Pi Leng … challenging riders are, but in return, you will be rewarded with the stunning beauty views when you stand on the top of the pass.
Q89: WHEN DOES TAM GIAC MACH FLOWER BLOSSOM?
A89: In Cao Bang, it’s March and April
In Ha Giang, it’s October and November.
Q90: WHAT TO NOTICE WHEN VISITING TAM GIAC MACH FLOWER FIELDS?
A90: You should not come at the end of blossom season, beacause at that time, the flowers turned into black, not as beautiful as the beginning of blossom season…