Sung La Valley – Pao .’s home
Luck La is considered as the most beautiful highland commune in the whole Dong Van rock plateau. Sung La Valley located on national highway 4C, connecting towns on Ha Giang land, more than 20km from Dong Van district. Anyone who comes to this land will feel Sung La light and peaceful.
H’Mong people in Luck La planting buckwheat and canola flowers on high hills, maize and rice on flat land at the bottom of the valley. Every day, people have to carry soil from far away and stuff it into each cat’s ear rock hole, cover it with stones to keep rainwater from draining away, and then put the seeds in. Green tree trunks grow up in the gray rock layers as life still rises in this barren land every day.
Since being chosen as the backdrop for the heartbreakingly beautiful footage in “The Story of Pao”, the “four great street” house of a famous H’Mong family many years ago has become a destination for tourists. The most popular house in Lung Cam village, now in order to facilitate visitors to visit, the house is being remodeled, with a signboard with detailed information in both Vietnamese and English. People remember a beautiful Pao among the fields of canola flowers. With this film, cinema has brought to the public the beautiful scenery of Vietnam’s mountains and rivers amidst the arid rocky plateau, “Pao’s house” as a miniature picture of the life of the H’mong people. Butt with intact mysterious beauty and charm.
After the success of the movie, “Pao’s house” has become the most popular destination in Lung Cam. It is a two-story, earth-walled house of Mr. Mua Sua Pao. Lung Cam is also famous for its fields of buckwheat flowers, sown in the fields right at the entrance to Pao’s house. “Pao’s house” belongs to the ancient aristocracy of the H’Mong ethnic group in the northernmost region of Vietnam, has a 2-storey main room divided into many living rooms and rooms, an auxiliary room divided into 2 small rooms. warehouse, kitchen, a barn for livestock and poultry. The house is built in four directions, clustered in the middle with a yard to create a cozy and peaceful space. The colorful costumes of the indigenous girls like the decorative motifs on the cat’s ears are as beautiful as the pictures.
People here are honest, simple, they are very open and hospitable. Coming here, visitors will really feel comfortable and relax very peaceful. For many years now, every New Year comes, spring comes, Sung La valley – The main scene in the movie “Pao’s Story” is bustling with tourists coming to visit more and more.
Lung Tam brocade weaving village – a treasure of the Mong people
Lung Tam brocade weaving village located in Lung Tam commune, Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province. Brocade weaving village has existed for a long time, brocade weaving creates jobs for many people in the village, bringing high income. In the past, weaving tools were very rudimentary, mainly hand-woven, products with traditional motifs. After many years of existence, the government of Quan Ba district has decided to develop a brocade weaving village.
Weaving has been invested in all aspects such as machinery, equipment, and textile materials. In addition to manufactured products, people will be guided to create modern products, to refresh and attract customers. Now brocade weaving not only serves the family but also brings high income. New and quality motifs have brought high economic efficiency. Tourists are very fond of brocade products, especially foreigners.
Currently, many Mong people have little or no longer maintain this brocade weaving tradition. It is very necessary to preserve and develop it, it is a tradition, a characteristic culture.
When to visit Lung Tam brocade weaving village You will be able to see firsthand how skilled craftsmen create their products. The Mong ethnic people consider brocade weaving as a treasure. Making a brocade product is very laborious. The main raw material is flax fibers that people grow themselves, after two months, they are dried and then skillfully separated each flax fiber so as not to break. The flax rolls are pounded in a mortar to remove the pulp to leave the supple fibers, then boiled through a lot of water made from kitchen ash and beeswax.
Until the flax fiber is milky white, start weaving. After weaving, it is dried in the sun, washed with beeswax to make the fabric smooth and white. Clothes made of linen are very durable and thick. You can buy a few small products to make very meaningful gifts.
King’s Palace – Opium Mansion
Palace of King Meo Vuong Chinh Duc in Dong Van, Ha Giang is a work with the most unique architecture of Ha Giang province, ranked by the State as a national architectural and artistic relic. This is a destination not to be missed for visitors when coming to Ha Giang.
King’s Palace has existed for more than 100 years, built within 9 years by King Cat hires the best workers. The Vuong Dynasty is a precious historical relic of Dong Van district in particular and Ha Giang province in general. Construction cost at that time was 150 thousand white silver dong, equivalent to 150 billion dong.
King’s Palace With a unique architecture, built entirely by human power, the foundation of the Palace was built with very large stones. Before building the Mansion, King Meo had to choose the terrain very carefully. The mansion is located in a high place, standing on the mansion can see the whole surrounding. The large solid wood panels for columns and walls surround the house, the wood quality is very good, so after more than a century, it has not been damaged by termites or signs of damage. The mansion is very large, with many rooms, so the descendants of the Vuong family live happily and fully.
King’s Palace It is a historical witness to the fact that since ancient times people have been able to build great and solid works. When visiting the Mansion, you will be introduced to the Mansion by the guide, who is also a descendant of the Vuong family. King’s Palace It is a place containing a lot of opium to supply most of the districts and neighboring provinces of Dong Van, so it is called the Opium Mansion. King Cat was the owner of the house, also the owner of the opium store, so at that time he was very rich and powerful in the area. This is a very interesting historical site, visit to understand the largest and richest house at that time.
Ho Noong – the eyes of the forest
On the rocky plateau of Ha Giang, everyone thinks that this land is only pass with clouds and dry rocky slopes. But few people know that there is an “eye” of heaven and earth that was once known as the place where the rocky mountains of Ha Giang were located. That place is Noong Lake, a lake in the deep mountains, thousands of generations have been “gilded” by nature brilliantly, where every wanderer must fall in love. And this place is even more “beautiful” because its fate is about to be like the “shangrila: lost paradise” on the Tibetan plateau, which is falling apart day by day…
Noong Lake 20km from Ha Giang city center. This is a green natural freshwater lake located at the foot of Noong Mountain. The lake is likened by the locals as the eye of the forest. What makes the difference is in the heart Noong Lake There are both lush and dry stumps that create an interesting picture of nature.
April – October: In the rainy season, the lake water is high, you can enjoy the lake with the villagers on a canoe or raft. November – April next year: In the dry season, the water dries up to reveal old tree stumps. Indigenous people have gathered squares to graze ducks and graze buffaloes on the green lawn. Noong Lake has become an indispensable part of Ha Giang province. Noong Lake It is a very good place to store water in the dry season, the characteristic natural green color has made the uniqueness of Noong Lake. Now, many rivers, streams, ponds and lakes are polluted Noong Lake still keep its freshness, this is a very precious thing.
Visit Noong LakeVisitors also have the opportunity to discover the culinary talent of the Tay people. From the fish caught from the lake, to the ducks that are processed into grilled dishes, whether wrapped in earth or steamed with ginger, they all have an unforgettable sweet and sour taste… Noong Lake to feel the green and beautiful nature with delicious food in the border highlands.
Thien Huong village – community tourism culture
Thien Huong Community Cultural Tourism Village located about 5 km northeast of Dong Van town center. The village is the residence of 43 households of Tay, Nung and Giay ethnic groups; in which the Tay people make up the majority with over 200 people. According to the introduction of village head Luong Dinh Ninh, the Tay and Nung communities have lived here for a long time. Currently, families still retain many traditional cultural features imbued with their national identity, reflected in festivals, costumes, cuisine as well as daily living habits.
Come Thien Huong, visitors will be impressed by a green space between four rocky mountains, in which the population of ancient banyan trees dating back over 100 years old is located at the beginning of the village. In May 5.2015, 4 banyan trees in the population were recognized as heritage trees, with an age of 700-750 years old. Nestled among the population of banyan trees is the local people’s shrine to worship Lam. In the third lunar month every year, when the corn and rice plants are green in the fields, the villagers in the village are eager to prepare to worship Lam. Offerings include many local products and traditional dishes such as black pork, local chicken, sticky rice, and cakes made by skillful hands of the Tay and Nung women. .
On the main day of the festival, girls, boys, old people, young people all get up very early, prepare themselves the most beautiful traditional costumes, carry offerings to the shrine area. The worshiping ceremony of Than Lam was held very solemnly, bearing the original features of a spiritual festival of the people here to pray for the village to have a year of favorable rain and wind, good crops, and a prosperous home. , healthy people. After the shaman completes the ritual, the villagers will enjoy the food right at the shrine. Visitors will enjoy the traditional dishes of the people here, drink a cup of fragrant corn wine with Thien Huong leaves, and immerse themselves in the tunes of Then, Coi, and smooth and deep love songs.
The wall house is a unique and typical cultural feature of Thien Huong. The houses here are mostly old houses over 100 years old, built on a flat ground, can lean on the mountain, the walls are made of clay, roofed with yin and yang tiles, the trusses and doors are made of wood. made from wood. The house has 3 main compartments and 2 doors. Around the house, there is a solid stone fence and many trees such as peaches, plums and pears are planted, creating a unique housing architecture of the people on the Stone Plateau.
Come Thien Huong to immerse yourself in the peaceful and quiet life of the high mountain. Step foot on the warm walled houses nestled at the foot of Po Lo mountain, by the cozy fire with the owner enjoying idyllic countryside products and drinking a cup of fragrant corn wine, which will surely make you happy. lingering in the footsteps of tourists once coming to Thien Huong…
Son Vi – the leading village of the country
50km from Meo Vac town, Son Vi It is the furthest commune in Meo Vac district and also the first village in the country. Son Vi border with China. With the emerald green Nho Que stream weaving between the soaring rocky cliffs, winding roads between the mountains, Son Vi It is so beautiful that people are captivated by its wild and magnificent beauty. Uplink Son Vi walking close to the Vietnam-China border, the road on the left is just a few steps away from China. Son Vi It is also famous for Ma Pi Leng pass and Son Vi love market on March 28 of the lunar calendar every year.
People say: “Son Vi as beautiful as its name” is not wrong. Along the winding cliffs is the clear and green Nho Que river, the winding roads like a winding silk thread make this place as beautiful as a watercolor painting.
Son Vi is a poor, desolate and mysterious border commune, located in the farthest and highest position in the easternmost point of Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province. From Dong Van town to Meo Vac about 24km is a unique road crossing Nho Que river called the legendary Ma Pi Leng – the pass is likened to: “Unique Pi Leng phi backpacker” (translation: Haven’t been to Pi yet) Leng is not a master backpacker.)
Crossing the bridge of the horse’s nose down to the foot of the pass, turn right to find the Son Vi basin. The two sides of the road are very peaceful with reed branches and weeds about 50cm high. Breathe in and enjoy the wonderful things on the journey to the far and distant borderlands that are gradually approaching, touch the jade river closer, admire the mountains and rivers in the highlands. The challenge is to know how many bends, to get close to the strange emerald green cinnamon line. At this border road, you will cross a bridge called Trang Huong.
After wandering deep into the commune Son ViIf it’s past noon, stop by the market corner to recharge. In a deserted place, it’s not easy to find a restaurant at noon, so stopping eating instant noodles is also more impressive and profound.
Phin Ho tea – ancient Shan Tuyet tea
Ha Giang in recent years has become a destination that attracts many tourists. Ha Giang tourist attraction conquers visitors by the rocky mountains touching clouds, the golden terraced fields of ripe rice or the immense green tea hills. And Phin Ho version It is one of the most prominent destinations that many people mention when coming to this land.
Currently, there are quite a few cheap Ha Giang tours you can see where tour operators go to Ha Giang. Therefore, the opportunity to come to this land with many things to explore is also more than before. Once you get here, don’t forget to make time for Phin Ho village.
Phin Ho village belongs to Hoang Su Phi district of Ha Giang province where the natural area is up to 77ha, and is home to 44 households of more than 200 Dao ethnic people. Phin Ho village capital is in the highlands and farthest, so most people still have difficulties, but Phin Ho village is always a friendly destination that many people remember. This place is famous for its hundreds of years old tea trees that have been planted for a long time. People in Phin Ho village who want to pick tea will have to climb the tree to pick it because the old tea tree is very big and tall, unlike the small tea trees in other regions like Thai Nguyen. Ancient tea is very delicious because of its perennial nature, tea is produced entirely by methods and natural ingredients, moreover the ancient tea trees grow at the highest place of Vietnam. Phin Ho version where the weather is cool all year round. In September-October, the tea buds are welcomed by the vitality of the earth and the sky, the dew drops are absorbed by the tea leaves, creating the purity and deliciousness typical of Phin Ho tea.
Since then, Phin Ho tea brand has been known to many people, especially those who have a hobby of enjoying tea when going to the highlands of Ha Giang will definitely buy it to enjoy and as a gift. Up to now, the ancient tea trees are still living and growing, being cared for and harvested by the people here. This is not only a famous brand but also the cultural beauty, the preservation of the national identity of the people of Phin Ho village.
Lung Khuy Cave – the first cave in Ha Giang
Lung Khuy Cave Located in Lung Khuy village, Quan Ba commune, Quan Ba district, it is known as the most beautiful of the caves discovered on the Dong Van Stone Plateau Global Geopark. Lung Khuy Cave located over 10km from the center of Quan Ba district. According to experts, this is a valuable heritage of geology, geomorphology and tourism with a total length of over 300m, in addition to many other branching systems. The cave has a pristine beauty with many splendid stalactites and fancy shapes, forming a rare natural beauty.
To reach Lung Khuy Cave, visitors have to go through a dirt road more than a kilometer long around the mountain. Standing at the entrance of the cave from above, visitors will admire the whole natural scenery of Can Ty commune. Inside the cave, visitors can easily travel by the walkway system built with solid iron frames. Above the dome of the cave are stalactites created after hundreds of years.
The colorful lights help visitors easily observe the magical stalactites with different shapes. Going deep inside the cave, many stalactites with strange shapes stimulate the imagination of visitors. The stalactites in Lung Khuy Cave are still very pristine and have many shapes such as flowers, towers… Many stalactites with different shapes are arranged very nicely to make visitors excited. With pristine beauty should Lung Khuy Cave It is considered as the most beautiful cave in Dong Van stone plateau.
After a period of closure, the cave has now been reopened and attracts thousands of visitors. Bringing great economic resources to Quan Ba district in particular and Ha Giang province in general.
Thanh Thuy border gate
As said Thanh Thuy border gate is the largest border gate in Ha Giang. This is also the only official border gate in Ha Giang, in charge of the important task of official goods trade in China to Vietnam and vice versa.
Thanh Thuy border gate located in Thanh Thuy commune, Vi Xuyen district, about 20km north of Ha Giang city. Communicating with Thanh Thuy border gate is Thien Bao border gate in Malipo district, Yunnan province, China. This is an important border gate not only of Ha Giang but also of the whole country.
Thanh Thuy is a place of trade exchange between the people of Ha Giang in particular and Vietnam in general and China. The trade and exchange here is very bustling, it promotes the economic development of the two countries, and the two countries’ feelings are closer. In addition to trading activities, this is also a cultural trade route between the two countries, during the year there are many visits between students of the two countries and major economic projects.
Thanh Thuy border gate bringing great value in all aspects, this is an opportunity to facilitate cultural exchange more easily. This is also a place where security is always tightened, border guards are always on guard and on duty to ensure order and safety.
Thac Hung village – traditional silver carving craft of the Dao people
Nestled between the green tea hills and ripe golden terraced fields of Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province, Thac Hung village The Dao people are home to long-standing stilt houses that give visitors an interesting feeling by the charming landscape. Most of the houses on stilts are built by people helping each other. The houses on stilts are very beautiful and solid, this is a precious tradition that is still kept to this day.
This place still retains the traditional craft that requires the ingenuity and sophistication of the craftsman, which is silver carving. The profession of silver carving is passed down from generation to generation, children in the family also have to learn this craft. The profession of silver carving in many places is gradually disappearing, so keeping and maintaining it is very important.
Silver carving requires meticulousness, patience, Dao ethnic costumes cannot lack jewelry, especially self-carved silver rings. In the wedding ceremony, the silver funeral is also an important thing. Products made from silver are both a unique tourist gift and a keepsake of the national identity of the Dao people in Cao Bo.