Don Cao Fortress
Don Cao Fortress is one of the historical vestiges of the resistance war against the French colonialists in Vietnam. The fortress consists of 2 floors, the walls at the fortress are built of Trung Thoi limestone, average 6-10m high, 80cm thick. There are many holes in the wall. The two southern corners of the fortress have two bunkers.
In addition, below, adjacent to the steep cliff from the bottom, there is a small house used as a place to eat and to pull things from the foot of the mountain by pulley. Today, Don Cao fortress has become one of the famous attractions of Ha Giang province.
Khau Vai Market
Khau Vai love market It is held once a year on the 27th day of the third lunar month. On this day, this market returns as a bustling and joyful note on the land of Meo Vac with stones and flowers. The market is for those who have unfinished love, fell in love but missed each other. People come to the market of all ages, from old to young, with fresh and radiant faces. Despite the deep forests and high mountains, despite the rough cat ears, they are still eager to cross the pass, wade through streams to find Khau Vai love market with anticipation and hope…
The road to Khau Vai is winding, dotted with houses halfway up the mountain. In the days when the cold is still lingering, visitors to Khau Vai love market will be satisfied with the majestic scene, feel the magic of the white mist floating on the top of the high mountain and the cat ears standing up. gray one color.
Ma Pi Leng Pass
Located on Happy Road connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac towns, Code Pi Leng This is the name of the most dangerous pass in Vietnam, located in Ha Giang province. The pass is precarious in the middle of the mountain, somewhere there are still villages lying high above. Surprised when arriving at the top of the pass at an altitude of 2000m, standing at the stop to enjoy the scenery makes us burst with emotions, overwhelmed by the majestic mountain river space and the stone steles recording the history of the road. “happy”. The mountains follow each other with the same message. Below the pass are the abyssal alleys, along with the jade-green Nho Que river, stretching far into the distance, dividing the two halves of the country.
Ma Pi Leng Pass always knows the satisfaction of professional backpackers, but for amateurs, it only takes a little more courage to conquer this difficult mountain. Although the road to conquer Ma Pi Leng pass has many difficulties and dangers, it will certainly be an unforgettable experience for those who dare to conquer it.
Thien Huong Ancient Village
Located 7 km from Dong Van town, Thien Huong This is a very special ancient village, here there is a village architectural complex that still retains the features of ancient architecture, festivals, and special folklore activities. This is a stop not to be missed when tourists travel to Ha Giang.
From the center of Dong Van town, it only takes about 30 minutes to reach this beautiful village. At the top of the village are ancient banyan trees hundreds of years old, standing tall despite the ravages of time. This place was built by people to worship. If you plan to visit this village, come on the occasion of the 3rd lunar month, because at this time, the people of Thien Huong village gather in large numbers to hold the ceremony to worship the god Lam.
Palace of the Vuong family
Vuong family mansion Also known as the palace of King Meo Vuong Chinh Duc is the most unique architectural work of Ha Giang love. The mansion is located in the middle of Sa Phin valley, Dong Van district, on a high floating block of land like the shape of a tortoise shell, symbolizing the god Kim Quy, surrounded by an arc-shaped mountain range, creating a great defensive terrain. . Entering the mansion, the first impression is the rows of tall, straight, hundreds of years old acacia trees. The stone gate of the palace shows a delicately carved surface.
Experiencing many fluctuations of time and war, some materials in the mansion have been replaced, but still retain the unique architectural features. If you have a chance to visit Ha Giang, don’t forget to go to Vuong’s mansion and “check in” here.
Sam Pun border gate
About 30km from the center of Meo Vac district, Sam Pun It is not only beautiful in the destination but also beautiful in the journey. The road to the border gate is beautiful with curvy bends challenging the backpackers. You have to go through countless mountains, see how many layers of clouds to reach the dreamlike Sam Pun that many people have always wished to set foot in.
Here you may be surprised by the changes in the region today. The dirt roads were paved with deep, clean asphalt, more houses, and the guard station was also newly built. But the natural beauty is still there, when you come to Meo Vac, you must definitely try it once. From Meo Vac, if you want to go to Sam Pun, you have to go through Xin Cai Pass. After a few dozen zigzag turns, about ten or 10km, you will reach the border belt. Follow that road a little more to reach Sam Pun border gate. Coming to Sam Pun is the most beautiful in the distance, so just go slowly to admire the scenery on the roadside to satisfy your passion for virtual life!
Lung Cu flagpole
Lung Cu flagpole is one of the famous places attracting many tourists in Ha Giang and one of the national flagpoles located on the top of Lung Cu, also known as Dragon Mountain. “Lung” in the H’mong language is corn, Lung Cu is the valley of corn, the reason for its name is simply because there are large fields where corn is grown and today a lot of buckwheat and buckwheat trees are grown. The flower season has become the buckwheat flower festival of Ha Giang.
The flagpole is designed in an octagonal shape similar to the Hanoi flagpole. The 8 base faces of the column simulate the Dong Son bronze drum pattern and illustrate different historical periods of the country. At the foot of the Lung Cu flagpole, is the Lung Cu border post, where there is a station dedicated to protecting the flag on the top of the Lung Cu flagpole.
On the roof of the flagpole is the image of a red flag with a yellow star fluttering, extremely sacred. Standing on the roof of the flagpole, looking down, you will see a majestic scenery of Ha Giang, mountains like a giant ink painting.
Tu San deep gorge
Tu San deep gorge perhaps a beautiful heritage that nature favors for Ha Giang. Tu San Canyon is located between Dong Van and Meo Vac. With an altitude of 1500m, a depth of 700 – 900m, flowing in the direction of Northwest – Southeast, Tu San Canyon has a poetic and mysterious beauty like a fanciful jade thread, hidden among the rugged Northeast mountains. With charming water scenery, a boat trip on Nho Que river in Tu San hem deep will be a wonderful and memorable trip for visitors.
To explore Tu San Canyon, you can also ride a motorbike along the trails guided by indigenous people on the mountainside running parallel to the river below. However, make sure your steering wheel is very firm and used to walking on mountainous terrain, precarious, rocky cat ears.
Dong Van Old Town
With the beauty in the colorful traditional culture, Dong Van old town created an impressive and unique highlight on the rocky plateau of Dong Van – Ha Giang. This old town consists of many ethnic groups: Kinh, Tay, Dao, Mong, Nung, Hoa… This old town consists of 40 houses with the age of more than 100 years. The special thing here is that the old town is imbued with Chinese architecture with two-storey houses with yin and yang tiles, red lanterns hanging high to dispel the harsh cold of the rocky plateau.
One of the famous features in Dong Van old town, bearing the mark here is the old town coffee. Old Quarter Coffee” is like an inviting bright spot, even more true to the function of the cafe that it is keeping. This was originally the home of a landowner of the Luong family, the Tay, who was very powerful in the Dong Van area in the past. This hundred-year-old house has also experienced many ups and downs with the old town, and fortunately is still almost intact.
In addition, mentioning Dong Van old town must tell more about Dong Van ancient market and the architecture of the market. Looking down from above, two rows of old streets running to the foot of the mountain are three rows of markets arranged in the shape of a U-shaped roof with yin and yang tiles. The popular architecture here is a two-storey house with walls, roofed with yin and yang tiles. If you visit Ha Giang stone plateau, remember to visit Dong Van ancient market and admire this outstanding architecture.
Dong Van Plateau
Dong Van Plateau is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ha Giang. To reach the rocky plateau, tourists are forced to go through Ma Pi Leng pass. On both sides of the road, sometimes we encounter waterfalls flowing from the top of the mountain like a white thread, creating a very poetic scene for the rocky plateau.
Passing through Bac Me, you will see green rice terraces, far away are houses on stilts. It was pouring rain in Bac Me, the palm trees were straight. Especially, you will also pass through Tu San alley and see the poetic Nho Que river.
The Lot of Brushes
The Lot of Brushes is one of the places that create attraction for tourists to Dong Van rock plateau. This village is located at the foot of Lung Cu flagpole. It is mainly Hmong and Lo Lo ethnic groups living here. Perhaps that’s why the village was named “Lo Lo Chai”.
Coming to Lo Lo Chai, visitors can not only admire a beautiful village on the Dong Van Karst Plateau, but also be immersed in a green space between the sharp cat ears rocky mountains. Especially to Lo Lo Chai, don’t forget to check in at the famous Cua Bac Cafe.
Nho Que River
As one of the green symbols of Meo Vac, Ha Giang, Nho Que River is located at the foot of Ma Pi Leng Pass all year round, smoothly flowing through the cliffs, forming a blue boundary line between the passes in this. That peaceful river is fresh, especially in the early days of summer or autumn, but the most ideal time of the year is still in November when the water turns green like jade, which seems like a “wonderful love cup”. that’s the North.
To be able to fully explore the line Nho Que river, you can ride a motorbike from the top of Ma Pi Leng pass, follow the trail of local people on the mountainside and follow the river downstream. From the top of the pass, looking down at Nho Que river, you will be amazed by a beautiful natural scenery. Don’t forget to pose for a photo from here, you’ll be sure to get some great photos. In addition, you can choose to take a boat ride, or walk along the river to fully admire the majestic natural scenery.
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