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Quang Binh, Ha Giang
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Quang Binh – Ha Giang

Quang Binh is one of the attractive tourist destinations when visiting Ha Giang with beautiful natural landscapes. If you are looking for exciting and unique experiences, especially eco tourism in Vietnam. You cannot miss the tourist destinations in Quang Binh (Ha Giang) through the following article by Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Quang Binh – Ha Giang?

Quang Binh is a lowland district, located in the southwest of Ha Giang province, is the driving force district of the province. Situated on National Highway 279. The North borders Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man districts. The East borders Bac Quang district. The south borders a part of Bac Quang district and Luc Yen district (Yen Bai province). And the west borders Bao Yen district (Lao Cai province).

2. How is Quang Binh – Ha Giang unique?

With a total of 15 commune- and town-level administrative units and 135 villages. Quang Binh district is home to 12 different ethnic groups. Among them, the Tay ethnic group accounts for the highest proportion with 46.60%, followed by the Dao ethnic group with 23.26%, and the Pa Then ethnic group with 8.21%.

When talking about Quang Binh, many people know about the Fire Dancing Festival – a sacred and mysterious festival of the Pa Then people and the stilt houses that still retain the ancient features of the Tay people or the sports – Ha Giang culture tourism festival. Unique calendar of the Boat Racing Festival.

IMG Quang Binh Ha Giang

3. Which is the best season to visit Quang Binh – Ha Giang?

The weather and climate in Quang Binh district are typical of the tropics, monsoon, hot and humid with average temperatures from 220 – 270c. Annual rainfall ranges from 4,000mm – 4,600mm. Average humidity during the year is from 85 – 90%. This is a moderate temperature and suitable for tourists.

You should go to Quang Binh in the fall or spring. The weather at that time was cool, dry, and favorable for sightseeing and tourism activities. The ideal time to travel to Quang Binh is from September to April next year.

4. How to get to Quang Binh – Ha Giang?

The road from Ha Giang city to Quang Binh district is about 73 km long and takes nearly 2 hours depending on your speed.

The route to Quang Binh district includes the following main distances:

  • From Ha Giang city, go onto National Highway 2, and continue going straight. When you reach the intersection near Bac Quang post office, turn right to go onto National Highway 279. Continue going about 10km, turn right at Turn near the pharmacy. After 50m, you turn right again at the post office of Tan Trinh commune, keep going straight along the road and you will reach Quang Binh district.
  • Regarding transportation, you can choose a car or motorbike to go to tourist destinations. If you do not want to use a personal vehicle, you can easily use Ha Giang motorbike rental service to travel on the roads. Many tourists share that by riding a motorbike, you can both admire the nature of Ha Giang and move more easily.

5. Sightseeing, Activities and experiences in Quang Binh – Ha Giang

Coming to Quang Binh district, Ha Giang, you don’t need to worry about not having a place to visit and explore. As a place where many ethnic groups live, this place will certainly bring a diversity of different cultures. Besides, Quang Binh also has attractive natural attractions.

5.1. Pa Then ethnic brocade weaving village

IMG Pa Then Ethnic Brocade Weaving Village 2

Come to My Bac village, Tan Bac commune, Quang Binh district to visit the brocade weaving village of the Pa Then ethnic group. This tourist destination is free so you can freely come and explore. The weather here is extremely cool. So it attracts many tourists, especially during festivals.

Brocade weaving is a long-standing traditional profession of the Pa Then people. The Pa Then people’s brocade weaving craft has been passed down through many generations and plays an important role in the life and culture of the community.

At the brocade weaving villages of the Pa Then people, visitors can learn and experience the process of producing brocade products from start to finish. This process includes many stages, starting from raw material harvesting and processing to weaving and product finishing.

5.2. Tay ethnic brocade weaving village

Besides the weaving village of the Pa Then people. The Tay people are also very famous for their handicraft weaving village located in Thong Trung, Xuan Giang commune, Quang Binh district. Here you can learn about the culture as well as the process of weaving elaborate brocade fabrics.

The materials used in the craft village are all natural cotton and silk fibers, which are environmentally friendly. Therefore, the woven products of the Tay ethnic brocade weaving village are very durable, extremely cool in the summer but extremely warm in the winter.

They are both traditional weaving villages, but the Tay ethnic group or the Pa Then ethnic group both have their own attractions. Patterns on Dao people’s costumes bring simplicity, elegance and gentleness. If you love the costumes or scarves of Tay brocade, buy products sold in craft villages as souvenirs.

5.3. Shan Tuyet tea processing village

IMG Shan Tuyet Tea 1

For those who love enjoying tea, you cannot miss Shan Tuyet tea processing village. The tea processing village is located in Nam Chang village, Xuan Minh commune, Quang Binh district. Shan Tuyet tea is a type of tea of the H’Mong ethnic group, mainly grown in highland areas with low temperatures and alluvial soil.

Visitors coming here will be able to visit the dried tea production cycle from harvesting to packaging. The characteristic aroma of young Shan Tuyet tea buds spreads throughout the region along with the quiet, gentle space here that can help you feel more relaxed and refreshed than ever.

Especially in the tea village, there are many beautiful views for photographers to capture beautiful moments of the craft village or take “artistic” photos as souvenirs.

5.4. Dao ethnic cultural and tourist village

IMG Dao Ethnic Cultural And Tourist Village

Dao ethnic cultural and tourism village resides in Buong village, Tien Yen commune. This is a place inhabited by the Dao people, an ethnic group with a unique cultural tradition in Vietnam. At Thon Buong, visitors have the opportunity to learn and experience the typical cultural features of the Dao people, bringing unique and interesting experiences.

One of the activities you can participate in is gong dancing, a traditional dance of the Dao people. Gong dancing is a dance performance combined with drums and traditional music.

In addition, visitors can also participate in other cultural activities such as drumming, singing, dancing and playing traditional games such as Chinese chess, Western chess and trumpet playing. These activities not only help you understand more about Dao culture but also bring fun and experience interacting with the local community.

5.5. Ecotourism of Chung River hydroelectric lake

Chung River hydroelectric reservoir is located in Tien Nguyen commune and Tan Nam commune of Quang Binh district, Ha Giang. The ecological area at Song Chung hydroelectric lake is a place being exploited with great tourism potential. The hydroelectric lake has an area of over 225 hectares. It’s located upstream of the Chung River, surrounded by high mountains and lush forests.

Chung River hydroelectric lake is an ideal stopover with a peaceful, fresh scenery. Don’t miss the experience of boating on Chung River lake. Sitting on the boat, you will feel the cool atmosphere of wind and water mixed with pristine, majestic nature.

Try letting your soul float along the water, gazing at the vast sky and earth, the endless mountain ranges under the endless clear blue sky. This is definitely an unforgettable experience.

5.6. Nam Chang Waterfall

Nam Chang Waterfall is located in Na Meo village, Tam Nam commune, Quang Binh district. To get to the waterfall, you have to take a boat across the Chum River hydroelectric reservoir. Nam Chang waterfall is 8m high above the lake with a length of about 80 cm and a gentle slope.

Looking from a distance, the water flows down the lake like a giant white silk strip flowing gracefully in the wind. On both sides of the waterfall are extremely rich and lush vegetation, creating a picture of pristine nature that is also very majestic.

Near the lake is a fishing and aquaculture village. You can also visit here to buy seafood or explore the daily life of fishermen.

5.7. Bo My Cave

IMG Bo My Cave

If Quan Ba is famous for Lung Khuy cave, then when coming to Quang Binh district, you should not forget to visit Bo My cave.

Bo My Cave is located in the Cultural Village of Khun Village, Bang Lang Commune, Quang Binh District, Ha Giang Province. This is the main reserve water source serving the daily activities of the people of Khun village.

Bo Mi Cave in Tay language means the cave with many green fish. People named it that way because there are a lot of these fish here, some weighing up to 2kg. Even though there are a large number of Blue Beam fish, you have to be lucky to see them.

Exploring Bo My cave is an extremely interesting experience for those who have a passion for traveling. When entering the cave, you will wade through a cool stream of water, some shallow but some deep up to your chest. The special thing is that the water here is so clean and clear that you can see the rocks and pebbles at the bottom.

6. Enjoying specialties when traveling to Quang Binh – Ha Giang

Ha Giang is not only known as a mountainous province with many majestic landscapes, customs, rich festivals, and very high rocky mountains, but here we also see that it is a land with Many natural products are very attractive and one of the attractions for tourists is the culinary culture, which is dishes made from many ingredients available in nature, becoming strange and interesting dishes. Special flavors and impressions are only found in the Ha Giang highland plateau. Let’s take a look at the delicious dishes in Ha Giang in general and Quang Binh in particular that you can hardly miss when you come to this land.

6.1. Egg rolls

In the cold rocky region of Ha Giang, people have to eat something hot. And spicy to cope with the gloomy air emanating from the mountain rocks. But egg rolls, a specialty of this region, are a “cold dish”, served with a bowl of hot, sweet bone broth.

Ha Giang egg rolls are delicious due to the combination of just enough flexible dough, rich meat filling. Especially a bowl of dipping sauce with a distinct flavor.

6.2. Black chicken hotpot

It’s just a normal hot pot dish, but the main ingredient is black chicken, a famous type of chicken of the Mong people, served with highland specialty vegetables such as mustard greens, beef Khai… in the cold weather of the highlands. Dong Van original stone.

6.3 Five-color sticky rice

IMG Five Color Sticky Rice Ha Giang

The northern mountainous ethnic community possesses an extremely diverse and unique culinary culture. In particular, five-color sticky rice converges traditional values, carrying the meaning of the concept of the universe, the philosophy of yin and yang and the noble meaning of life.

It is called five-color sticky rice because different from regular sticky rice, five-colored sticky rice is made up of five types of sticky rice with five different colors. They are red, yellow, blue, purple and white. You can easily find five-color sticky rice at markets in Ha Giang.

6.4 Grilled moss

IMG Stone Moss Ha Giang 1

For a long time, stone moss was only considered a type of aquatic life without many uses. But for the Tay ethnic people in Quang Binh commune, stone moss is considered a specialty in their cuisine.

Dishes made from stone moss are also called quiche. This is a dish that is both delicious and nutritious, and has a very unique flavor. According to local people, when looking for moss, they often choose large moss fields, because there the moss is both abundant and delicious. Fresh moss brought home is crushed thoroughly to remove slime and silt, then it can be processed into many dishes.

6.5. Buckwheat cake

IMG Buckwheat Cake Ha Giang

At the end of the buckwheat flower season, local people will harvest the seeds and then sell them to cooperatives at a high price. This helps people have more income. This type of seed is very small, only half the size of a black bean. Because it is grown in nature, the buckwheat here is not affected by toxic chemicals.

In order to make such a delicious cake, people have to go through many steps. First, buckwheat seeds must be dried enough and then ground by hand. The grinding process also requires skill to produce a very smooth batch of powder, avoiding lumps after processing. People knead the ground dough with water, then shape it into a mold and bake it.

7. Accommodations in Quang Binh – Ha Giang

You can choose local homestays at the Cultural and Tourism Village to experience the most authentic indigenous life. In Quang Binh, there are also many hotels and motels providing all necessary services. Depending on your needs and preferences, choose a place to rest.

Below are accommodation facilities that you can refer to when visiting Quang Binh – Ha Giang

  • Hoang Long Hotel. Address: Group 3 Yen Binh Town, Quang Binh, Ha Giang.
  • Tien Anh Hotel. Address: Yen Binh Town, Quang Binh, Ha Giang.
  • Thanh Binh Guesthouse. Address: Yen Binh Town, Quang Binh, Ha Giang.
  • Ha Phuong Guesthouse. Address: Yen Binh Town, Quang Binh, Ha Giang. 
  • Thuy Homestay. Address: Chi Village, Xuan Giang, Quang Binh, Ha Giang. 

Quang Binh – Ha Giang is one of the unique tourist destinations of Ha Giang with a variety of craft villages and typical cultural beauty of indigenous people. If you love exploring culture, don’t miss this fascinating place.

If you are planning your tours in Ha Giang to Quang Binh – Ha Giang, immediately contact Origin Vietnam team – a professional tour organizer and operator. With a team of tour consultants and experienced, dedicated guides and in-depth knowledge of this land, we will take you on a journey to discover Quang Binh – Ha Giang with many fascinating experiences and memories. unforgettable memory.

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