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A memorable trip to Dong Van, Ha Giang

Dong Van is a high district in Ha Giang. This place has wild natural beauty with limestone mountains, and terraced fields,… and is imbued with the traditional culture of the ethnic people.

Discover the peaceful, wild beauty with many captivating sceneries with Origin Travel on a memorable trip to Dong Van, Ha Giang

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark

How to get to Dong Van, Ha Giang

  • Car: You start moving from Hanoi to Dong Van, Ha Giang. The distance is 320km, so it can take you 7 to 8 hours to get there. You follow national guide 2 to Ha Giang. Then follow Highway 4C to Dong Van.
  • Bus: This is a way to help you save time and money. You should choose night buses (time frames from 20:30 to 22:00.) to have time to sleep on the bus.

The best things to do in Dong Van

1. Tham Ma Slope

Tham Ma Slope has majestic natural beauty. This place attracts many backpackers to visit. Especially, during buckwheat flower season, this place becomes more beautiful. The buckwheat flowers blooming under the rocky mountains, blending with the majestic beauty on both sides of the pass, will surely attract you.

2. Lung Cu flagpole

insight of ethnic villages lung cu

Lung Cu flagpole is the northernmost point of Vietnam. This place is a sacred symbol of national sovereignty and attracts many tourists here. A special feature is the 35m high flagpole, with a 54 square meter flag, symbolizing the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam, flying in the blue sky.
Overcome the challenge to climb 279 steps and admire the beauty of Lung Cu from above. You will immerse yourself in the fresh air and natural beauty.

3. Dong Van Stone Plateau

Dong Van Karst Plateau is recognized by UNESCO as a Global Geopark. The park has an area of ​​2,356.8 square kilometers with many unique limestone rocks. This place is a destination not to be missed when coming to Dong Van.

4. Dong Van Old Town

Dong Van Old Town is a unique cultural and historical center formed in the early 20th century. This place has many cultural colors of many ethnic groups such as Mong, Chinese, Tay, Dao, Nung and Kinh.
Hundreds of years old houses with unique architecture. Coming here, you can learn about people’s lives and enjoy local cuisine.

5. The H’Mong King’s Palace: The house of Vuong Family

The Vuong Family Mansion, also known as the Cat King Mansion. The mansion is located in Sa Phin valley, holding a majestic mountain view.
King Meo’s mansion was built more than a hundred years ago with unique and beautiful architecture. The architecture combines H’Mong and French culture. The mansion has 64 rooms built of blue stone, terracotta tile roofs and pine wood.

6. Lo Lo Chai Village

Lo Lo Chai village has a simple beauty with mud-walled houses. The village is imbued with the culture of the ethnic groups here. Come here and admire the ancient beauty of the glass house.

7. Pho Bang town

There are many simple houses with mud walls and tile roofs here. Coming here you will see the peaceful, simple beauty. You can easily see images of children playing, old ladies sitting and chewing betel, or girls weaving.

vibrant markets of ha giang 1

Must-try dishes in Dong Van

Coming to Dong Van, in addition to discovering the natural beauty, you can also enjoy wonderful local cuisine. Don’t miss some specialties such as: thang co, kitchen buffalo meat, banh cuon, Bac Me lam rice, and buckwheat cake,…. You can easily find dishes at markets and restaurants. Enjoy cuisine in Dong Van to learn more about traditional culture here.

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark

The Best Time To Go To Dong van?

In each season, Dong Van will wear its own beauty. Join the Origin Travel team to explore the beauty of Dong Van in all seasons:

1. Flower blooming season (January – February)

In the early spring months, Dong Van wears the beauty of flowers. Peach blossoms, white plum blossoms, and yellow mustard flowers glow everywhere. You can see flowers spreading along both sides of the road and villages. The scene becomes more poetic.

2. Rice flower season:

During the rice flower season, Dong Van puts on a red color. The weather is also warm for you to enjoy the sweet beauty here.

3. Low water season (April – May)

Explore the beauty of terraced fields during high water season.

4. Ripe rice season

In September – October, the rice fields turn yellow. All the rows of terraced fields are covered with a shiny golden color.

5. Buckwheat flower season (October – December)

Don’t miss the buckwheat flower season in Dong Van. The fields are filled with white, pink, and purple flowers. The scenery is picturesque.

Dong Van in every season has a wonderful beauty. Coming to Dong Van, Ha Giang, you can immerse yourself in a peaceful, natural space and majestic mountains. Discover the beauty and customs of the local people. Plan with Origin Travel and discover the hidden beauty of Dong Van in an unforgettable journey of experience.

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