Hagiang is a beautiful and unique province located in the far north of Vietnam, bordering China. The region is known for its stunning natural beauty, including rice terraces, lush green forests, and towering mountains. Hagiang is a great place to escape the crowds and experience a different side of Vietnam, one that is authentic and unspoiled by mass tourism.
Hagiang is known for its overwhelm mountainous landscapes and famous for its winding roads that offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It is home for several ethnic minority groups including the Hmong, Tay, Dzao, and others, each with their own customs and traditions. Therefore, visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture by participating in homestays and cultural tours to learn about the different cultures, attending traditional festivals, and visiting local villages.
Sunday ethnic market
Ha Giang also has a rich history and is home to several ancient structures, including the Dong Van Old Quarter, the Lung Cu Flag Tower and the Vuong Palace . Visitors might be looking for information on these sites and their significance.
Transitional festival of Hmong ethnicity
Visitors can stay with local families in traditional houses, learn about their customs and traditions and enjoy local food. Hagiang is famous for its delicious local cuisine, which includes various dishes made from fresh ingredients such as bamboo shoots, wild herbs, and forest animals. Visitors can enjoy traditional dishes such as Thang Co (a type of soup made from horse meat), grilled fish in bamboo tubes, and sticky rice cooked in bamboo.
Overnight homestay in Dzao ethnic village
Hagiang offers a range of outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, mountain biking, motorbike tours and guided tour. The province has some of the most scenic and challenging routes in Vietnam, making it a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts.
Trekking in Du Gia - Ha Giang
In addition, Hagiang is a hiker's paradise, with numerous trails offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and rice terraces. Popular trekking routes include the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Quan Ba Heaven Gate, and Ma Pi Leng Pass.
A view to Ma Pi Leng pass
The winding roads of Ha Giang also offer some of the most scenic and challenging motorbike routes in Vietnam. Visitors can rent a motorbike and ride through the mountain passes, stopping at local villages and cultural sites along the way.
Motorbike tour on Hagiang’s Trails
Because of its natural beauty, including waterfalls, caves, and hot springs, visitors can take guided tours to explore these attractions, such as the Tham Ma Slope, Lung Tam Flax Weaving Village, and Na Khe Village.
Overall, Hagiang is a must-visit destination for those who love nature, adventure, and culture. It offers a unique experience that is different from other tourist destinations in Vietnam, making it a perfect place to escape the crowds and immerse oneself in the local culture.
King’s Palace of Hmong