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Vi Xuyen

Vi Xuyen is a fertile land and first point of Vietnam land from the Northern, with diverse terrain, many majestic mountains, interspersed with valleys forming large fields; Along with that, there is a system of rivers, caves, magnificent caves and many unique customs and traditions that promise to become an attractive tourist destination for tourists to visit and explore.

IMG Tung Lao Vi Xuyen Ha Giang 1

1. Where is Vi Xuyen?

Vi Xuyen is a border mountainous district of Ha Giang province, about 20 km from Ha Giang city center. This district capital borders Yunnan province of China, is a destination with impressive beauty and many interesting and interesting things for tourists.

The East borders Ha Giang city, Yen Minh district, Bac Me district and Na Hang district, Tuyen Quang province. To the west, it borders Hoang Su Phi district, Ha Giang Province and Van Son district, Yunnan Province, China. The south borders Bac Quang district. The north borders Quan Ba district.

2. What is unique about Vi Xuyen?

Surely many people will ask what Vi Xuyen Ha Giang has to compete with Dong Van, Yen Minh, Quan Ba or Meo Vac in Ha Giang? Please tell me that this mountainous district has a picture of pristine nature with dwarf rice forests, low hills and mountains, valleys, rivers, and diverse lakes and ponds. In particular, in Vi Xuyen there is the beautiful 2,419 meter high Tay Con Linh mountain.

Moreover, Vi Xuyen district is a land that still has wild beauty in Ha Giang. There are about 15 ethnic groups living here such as the Tay, Dao, Kinh,… Coming here, you will enjoy the natural scenery here, and immerse yourself in the lives of the local people. Understand their culture more clearly.

When mentioning the place Vi Xuyen, people cannot forget the heroic, but also tragic history of the nation. This place was once the most evil in the war to protect the northern border of Vietnam.

IMG Snowshan Xa Phin Ha Giang

3. How to get to Vi Xuyen?

Being a place that possesses relatively dangerous terrain with winding roads and unexpected turns, the land of Ha Giang in general and Vi Xuyen in particular is a real challenge for everyone. including everyone who has hand hardware.

Vi Xuyen is about 300 km from Hanoi and more than 20 km from Ha Giang city. During the Ha Giang tour package to explore Vi Xuyen, you can choose a motorbike or car as the main means of transportation throughout the trip.

3.1 Traveling by motorbike

You start from Hanoi City Center, transfer to Thang Long bridge or Nhat Tan bridge to join Hanoi – Lao Cai highway. Through the toll booth of Binh Xuyen – Vinh Phuc district, Phat goes to DT 302 and then DT 310, go straight to the right fork into National Highway 2C, new Cau Lien section, continue until Doi Can T-junction and then Can Continue onto National Highway 2 and continue to Dao Duc commune, Vi Xuyen district and left about 15 km to arrive.

Currently in the center of Ha Giang city, there are many shops that offer car rental services and bring cars to the hotel you are staying at. You just need to contact the car shop owners in advance, inform them of the car pick-up date and hotel address, and they will bring the car to your door. Isn’t that convenient?

Note that if you intend to explore Ha Giang by motorbike, you should prepare identification documents in advance. Such as ID card / Citizen identification card, driver’s license. In addition, during the operation, you must be extremely careful, adding traffic signals because the roads in Ha Giang are difficult to win with winding roads.

3.2 Traveling by car

You just go to My Dinh and Giap Bat bus stations and take a bus going to Vi Xuyen, there are many bus companies going to Ha Giang, the travel time is about 6-7 hours and the buses usually leave in the evening, you can rest on the bus. Early the next morning you arrived at Vi Xuyen to immediately start the sightseeing journey.

3.3. Traveling by plane

For customers in the Central or Southern region of Vietnam, transferring by plane to Hanoi is a suitable choice because you will save a lot of time for a useful sightseeing trip. When you arrive at Noi Bai airport – Hanoi, you can take a taxi, rent a private car or join a tour company to travel to Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang.

4. Which is the best season to explore Vi Xuyen?

With a hot and humid tropical climate, lots of rain, cold winters, the average temperature ranges from 18 – 250C. The climate in Vi Xuyen is divided into two distinct seasons.

  • The rainy season is from May to October, unusually hot, with sudden rain and wind. The average rainfall is quite large, about 2,000 mm/year. Focus on the months of June, July, August, and September.
  • The dry season is from November to April of the following year, dry and bitterly cold.

Therefore, the best time to travel to explore Vi Xuyen is from October to April next year. This is the period when the climate is mild and cool, creating favorable conditions for activities to visit, explore and experience this beautiful land of Vi Xuyen.

5. Activities and experiences in Vi Xuyen

5.1. Tay Con Linh – The roof of the Northeast region of Vietnam

IMG Tay Con Linh Ha Giang

It is not wrong to compare Tay Con Linh mountain as the roof of the Northeast region. Although it is not the highest mountain in Vietnam, it will take a lot of effort to conquer this mountain.

Tay Con Linh Mountain today still retains its wild beauty and has not suffered too much human impact. That’s why the road to the top is relatively difficult with sections with bushes and zigzag paths. There are even parts where you seem to have a feeling of extreme tension when one side is a cliff and the other is a deep abyss.

Once you have conquered the top of the mountain, you will have a clear view straight towards the ancient tea hills with trees taller than your head. At the same time, Tay Con Linh peak is also considered one of the most ideal cloud hunting locations in the Northeast region with seas of clouds floating in the early sunlight.

5.2. Noong Lake

As a natural lake, Noong Lake possesses a charming landscape like a watercolor painting. People here often call the lake “eye of the forest” because of the lake’s special terrain: it is surrounded by green mountains and forests. The lake surface is like a shimmering silver mirror, whether on a quiet moonlit night or on beautiful sunny days.

Noong Lake is at its most beautiful during the rainy season, when schools of fish go up the Lo River and return to the lake to reside. At this time, the lake water is clear blue without any ripples, you can easily see schools of fish swimming around in groups.

5.3. Sung Khanh Pagoda

When traveling to Vi Xuyen Ha Giang, it is impossible not to mention spiritual destinations that are also extremely famous. Sung Khanh Pagoda located in Nung village is a spiritual site recognized as a national treasure for the cultural and historical values it brings.

Located 22km from the center of Vi Xuyen, this pagoda is supported by nature, favoring a quite favorable location: behind it is supported by the mountain, in front is the sunlight shining. Therefore, this place possesses a quiet and peaceful space, giving visitors the feeling of relaxation and peace of mind of a sacred mountainous place.

Sung Khanh Pagoda is also a gathering place for highland festivals. Whenever the opportunity comes, people from near and far gather here to celebrate traditional festivals such as Spring Festival, Long Tong Festival, etc.

5.4. Phuong Thien Commune

One of the destinations in Vi Xuyen that tourists should visit is Phuong Thien commune. This is a commune with beautiful natural landscapes with winding mountain passes, undulating mountains, green rice fields and a romantic river. If you want to know what the beautiful scenery of Vi Xuyen Ha Giang has, you must once visit Phuong Thien.

Like many other mountainous communes, Phuong Thien welcomes visitors with the green color of pristine forests, terraced fields hugging the hillsides, caves with stalactites and bamboo shoots with beautiful shapes. enchanting and peaceful small houses nestled next to gardens. In Phuong Thien, nature is vast, spacious, wild, and idyllic.

The great thing about visiting this mountainous commune is probably being able to explore for yourself the villages located in the middle of vast rice fields. Here, the homes of indigenous people still retain their rustic features with gray thatched roofs, small gardens in the yard, and livestock and poultry raised in the traditional style.

5.5. Dao Lung Tao Ethnic Cultural Village – Cao Bo

IMG Lung Tao Xa Phin Ha Giang

Experiencing the lives of the people here will be an extremely interesting thing when you come to Ha Giang. Here, there are homestays that are integrated into the lives of the people here. If you come here, don’t miss this.

5.6. Thanh Ha hot spring resort, Quang Ngan

During the journey to explore Ha Giang, if you want to have moments of relaxation after participating in the vibrant Meo Vac Market, the romantic Khau Vai Love Market or simply want to find peace again. Yen, then Quang Ngan hot mineral spring is the most suitable destination.

5.7. Thanh Thuy international border gate

Thanh Thuy international border gate is the only border gate in Ha Giang. Coming here, you can check-in at the extremely interesting Vietnam-China border road. As a place for trade and commerce between our country and China, Thanh Thuy International Border Gate is always bustling with scenes of people entering and leaving. Coming here, you can take check-in photos at Ha Giang Km Zero Milestone.

5.8. Tung Ba Cave

This is one of the large caves in Vi Xuyen, and is also connected to other cave systems. Coming here, you will be able to explore a large and small cave system with two floors and underground water streams flowing from the foot of the mountain. Surrounded by a complex of limestone mountains, inside the main cave is a system of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

5.9. Co Doi – Cau Ma Temple

Located on Highway 2, Dao Duc commune, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province. Co Doi – Cau Ma Temple is one of the temples built around the beginning of the twentieth century, this is a place to worship and admire the couple Thuong Ngan and Miss Thoai Cung (children of Mother Thuong Ngan and Mother Thoai Cung). . The temple is a spiritual tourist destination with many historical and cultural values and beliefs of local people.

5.10. Vi Xuyen Martyrs Cemetery

About 18 km from Ha Giang center, Vi Xuyen Martyrs Cemetery was built near Thanh Thuy Border Gate area. This is a place to commemorate thousands of soldiers who heroically sacrificed their lives in the war to protect the country’s borders in 1984. Currently, Vi Xuyen Martyrs Cemetery has only collected nearly 2,000 remains, of which there are still remains. more than 200 unmarked graves. If you have the opportunity to come here, you will see how great the value of peaceful life is today.

During the fierce border war that year, it was our ancestors who heroically went to battle, transforming into a wall to fully protect our country’s borders. If you have the opportunity to come to Vi Xuyen, stop at the cemetery to light incense sticks and commemorate the great contributions of the heroes of the past.

6. Accommodations in Vi Xuyen

Vi Xuyen is increasingly becoming a popular destination not only for domestic tourists but also international tourists. Therefore, accommodation establishments appear more and more, rich and diverse in types of accommodation to meet the increasing needs of tourists. Below are some accommodation facilities that you can refer to:

6.1. Hotels:

  • Huong Tra Hotel. Address: Km17, Dao Duc, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Gia Long Hotel. Address: Km18 Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Monaco Hotel. Address: Group 5, Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

6.2. Homestays:

  • Tay homestay Viet Lam. Address: Group 9, Viet Lam Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Cao Bo Homestay. Address: Team 1 Ban Dang, Cao Bo Commune, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Truong Thai Homestay. Address: Hoa Bac Village, Thuan Hoa Commune, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Golden Village Homestay. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Ban Len Homestay. Address: Thôn Len Street, Viet Lam, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

6.3. Hostels:

  • Trade Union Motel. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Thu Cuc Guesthouse. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Tourist Motel Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Thu Hang Guest House. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • An Binh Guesthouse. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Viet Lam Guesthouse. Address: Quang Ngan, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Quang Hieu Guesthouse. Address: Group 18, Dao Duc, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Tra Hoa Vien Guesthouse. Address: Highway 2, Viet Lam, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Doanh Chi Guesthouse. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

7. Specialties in Vi Xuyen

Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang is famous for many specialties that can be enjoyed on the spot and bought as gifts when traveling. Let’s explore with Origin Vietnam some delicious and attractive Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang specialties that you must try when you come here!

7.1. Au Tau porridge

Au Tau porridge is made from Au Tau tuber – a popular tuber in the Northeast mountains. This dish is considered the most famous specialty in Ha Giang, acting as an effective cold medicine.

7.2. Thang Den

Thang Den is made from glutinous rice flour, inside is red bean paste. The amaranth is eaten with a bowl of broth mixed with sugar, coconut milk and ginger, and can be sprinkled with sesame or peanuts. It is best eaten when just taken out, the smoke wafting away.

7.3. Grilled moss

Grilled moss is a very unique specialty of Ha Giang. This dish is made from moss stems in the rocks under the stream. Grilled moss has the effect of detoxifying, clearing blood, stabilizing blood pressure and enhancing the body’s resistance.

7.4. Five-color sticky rice

Five-color sticky rice is an indispensable dish on the feasts of ethnic people, including Ha Giang. Five-colored sticky rice is eye-catching, very rich and delicious when eaten, and is often brought by ethnic people to eat when they go to work in the fields.

7.5. Thang Co

Thang Co is a dish found in many places in Vietnam. However, in Ha Giang, this dish has a very unique flavor, not mixed with anywhere else. Eating Thang Co Ha Giang once, you will remember forever and feel the fullest flavor of this famous delicious dish.

7.6. Men men

Men men is made from pounded corn and is a very rustic dish, used to eat with vegetable soup or meat soup. The first time you eat it, you may find it difficult to eat because of its taste, but surely the more you eat it, the more addicted you will become.

7.7. Local mountainous pig

Armpit pigs live freely, eating vegetables and wild grass to grow, so their meat is very tough and delicious. This type of pork can be processed into many delicious dishes, especially the most delicious dish is steamed sausage intestines. If you have the opportunity to come to Ha Giang, don’t miss this delicious dish. If you eat it once, you will never forget it!

8. Some special notes when traveling to Vi Xuyen

Before traveling to Vi Xuyen in particular and Ha Giang in general, you should note the following:

  • You should wear clothes suitable for mountainous terrain, prepare raincoats, warm clothes and umbrellas in advance because Ha Giang’s weather is very unpredictable.
  • Make sure to bring all personal items, identification documents as well as food and drinks.
  • Make sure the vehicle is still in good working condition.
  • Need to respect local culture, rituals, and rules, especially when going to sacred places.
  • Do not intentionally sanitize the environment or cause unsightly sightseeing.

It’s worht a visit Vi Xuyen

Above is the updated and useful information that Origin Vietnam shares to give you the necessary knowledge to have the best experience when traveling to Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Vi Xuyen

It is a district with many destinations with pristine natural scenery, typical traditional culture and unique cuisine. Therefore, the accommodation facilities here are also quite diverse. To make it convenient for tourists to travel between destinations in Vi Xuyen, choosing a place to stay right in the center of Vi Xuyen would be a good suggestion. Please refer to the accommodation facilities below:

7.1 Hotels:

  • Huong Tra Hotel. Address: Km17, Dao Duc, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Gia Long Hotel. Address: Km18 Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Monaco Hotel. Address: Group 5, Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

7.2 Guesthouses

  • Union Motel. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Thu Cuc Guesthouse. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • An Binh Guesthouse. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Hung Cuong Backpacker Hostel. Address: Dao Duc, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang

7.3 Homestays

  • Ban Len Homestay. Address: Thon Len Street, Viet Lam, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Golden Village Homestay. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Homestay Truong Thai. Address: Hoa Bac Village, Thuan Hoa Commune, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Tay homestay Viet Lam. Address: Group 9, Viet Lam Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Cao Bo Homestay. Address: Team 1 Ban Dang, Cao Bo Commune, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

8. Some important notes when traveling to Vi Xuyen

Before traveling to Vi Xuyen in particular and Ha Giang in general, you should note the following:

  • You should wear clothes suitable for mountainous terrain, prepare raincoats, warm clothes and umbrellas in advance because Ha Giang’s weather is very unpredictable.
  • Make sure to bring all personal items, identification documents as well as food and drinks.
  • Make sure the vehicle is still in good working condition.
  • Need to respect local culture, rituals, and rules, especially when going to sacred places.
  • Do not intentionally sanitize the environment or cause unsightly sightseeing.

There are many beautiful destinations in Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang for tourists to visit and explore. Each location in the district has its own beauty, a mark different from many other places in Ha Giang, promising to bring you memorable experiences.

If you are planning your Ha Giang tour plus Vi Xuyen, please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a reputable tour organizer and operator. With a team of tour consultants and professional, dedicated guides and in-depth knowledge of this land, we will take you on an exciting journey to discover Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang with memorable experiences.

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