Coming to Ha Giang, you can choose from two types of vehicles: motorbikes and cars. However, Ha Giang is a rocky plateau, so the road is often quite difficult and dangerous, especially the pass sections with quite difficult turns. One of the most difficult passes here is Ma Pi Leng Pass, passing Meo Vac, Ha Giang. You need to consider carefully before choosing a vehicle to ensure a safe and fun journey.
Note that if you do not have experience in backpacking or are not confident enough in finding your way, it is better to take a bus. From Hanoi, you can take a bus Hanoi – Ha Giang at My Dinh bus station, when you arrive you can rent a motorbike taxi or rent a self-drive motorbike for about 200.000 VND/car/day to explore the attractions. tourist attractions in Ha Giang.
And you are a genuine backpacker, mountain roads for you are not difficult, then riding a motorbike by yourself will be an interesting journey. Along the way, you can see the majestic scenery on both sides of the road and feel the daily life of the people here, while saving a fee and having quite interesting experiences that you will never forget. forget.
However, you need to remember to prepare enough protective gear and bring all kinds of vehicle documents along with a map. To increase the experience for the trip, Toplist recommends that you join professional backpacking groups to gain more experience and ensure safety. Every week, there are groups of backpackers organizing to go from Hanoi to Ha Giang, so you can freely choose the time for the trip.
Note when riding a motorbike: If you plan to go deep into villages and border gates, you should plan ahead and apply for a permit from the Provincial Military Command.
Ha Giang cuisine
Ha Giang is home to many ethnic groups in the northern mountainous region, so it has a unique culinary culture. Maybe the dishes here are not sure to suit your taste, but it will certainly bring interesting experiences about the culture and life of the people there.
One of the attractions for tourists is the culinary culture, which is the dishes made from many sources of ingredients available in nature, becoming a mouth-watering, interesting and impressive dish especially only in highland. Ha Giang highland.
Some dishes you definitely have to enjoy when coming to Ha Giang such as: kitchen sausage, five-color sticky rice, thang co, thang ben, men men, egg roll cake, kitchen buffalo meat, Bac Me lam rice, grilled moss , corn wine,…
A famous dining address in Ha Giang is: Viet Chicken Rice Restaurant 9 minutes in Ha Giang city on Nguyen Van Ninh street.
Each season Ha Giang has its own specialties, especially so this place is increasingly attracting tourists to visit and feel the beauty of this beautiful green plateau, especially to enjoy unforgettable specialties. flavor of the mountains.
Road for people traveling by motorbike
Traffic today is quite developed, to get to Ha Giang you can choose for yourself many different routes. However, there are 2 easiest routes that Toplist thinks you should refer to:
First: Hanoi – Son Tay (by road 21) – Trung Ha Bridge – Co Tiet – Phong Chau Bridge – Phu Tho – Doan Hung – Tuyen Quang – (National Highway 2) – Ham Yen – Bac Quang – Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang city .
Monday: Hanoi – Vinh Phuc – Viet Tri – Phu Tho – Tuyen Quang. This road has many passenger cars, so it is quite crowded and about 30km longer than the first road, but the safety of this road is quite high.
Ticket price from Hanoi to Ha Giang: 200.000 VND/way (sleeping bus), 300.000 VND/way (Limousine bus)
The above are the most general suggestions of Toplist, you need to make appropriate choices based on the fact of your starting location.
To explore all the interesting places of Ha Giang you need to spend about 4 days, 3 nights, where to stay overnight becomes a big question mark for backpackers. According to the experience of traveling in Ha Giang, you can stay at hotels with an average price of 170.000 VND – 350.000 VND/night or at motels with cheaper prices. Below Toplist will suggest you some quality motels or hotels in Ha Giang for your reference such as:
At Quan Ba:
- Tam Son Hostel – 0219.3.846.543
- Ha Son Restaurant Quan Quan – 0219.3.846.371
In Dong Van:
- Stone Plateau Hotel – 02193856868
- Hoang Ngoc Guest House – 02193856020
- Khai Hoan Hostel – 0219856147
- Hien Hoa Guest House – 0219.3856 216
- Lung Cu Hostel – 0219.3510 000
Meo Vac District:
- Nho Que Guest House – 0219.3.871.322
- Highland Hostel – 0219.3.871.440
- Khau Vai Hostel – 0917.706.503
- Mai Dao Hotel – 0219.3871 294
- Ha Giang Hostel – 098 281 83 85
- Royal Hotel Ha Giang – 0219 3867 515
- Phoenix Hotel – 0219 6506 666
- Dinh Gia Hotel – 096 552 50 86
- Duc Lan Hotel – 0219 2210 344
Tourist places in Ha Giang
Ha Giang is a large land with many pristine beautiful scenes and many places worth experiencing. Are you planning to Ha Giang in your upcoming trip? Then follow the suggestions below of Toplist.
Dong Van Plateau: Located 132km from Ha Giang town along 4C road, Dong Van rock plateau is a rugged and majestic rocky region in the northernmost, magnificent and impressive scenery. In addition to conquering the majestic nature, here there are many tourist attractions such as: Dong Van old town, stone beach, archaeological site, Lung Cu flagpole, architectural area of Vuong family or exploring culture transform the people here at the highland fairs,…
Ma Pi Leng Pass: From Dong Van town to Meo Vac about 15km, we will meet the first Thien Ha Ma Pi Leng pass, which is considered a pass that challenges all adventurers. In addition, the process of crossing the pass you can also admire the beauty of Nho Que river below, as clear as a soft silk strip between majestic mountains and forests.
Quan Ba Twin Mountain: Quan Ba Twin Mountain is located on National Highway 4C, about 40km from Ha Giang town. Coming here, you will feel the majestic nature of Ha Giang heaven and earth amidst immense mountains and forests.
Lung Cam Cultural Village: Lung Cam Tren Cultural Village is located in Sung La Commune, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province. The cultural life in the area is very unique and there are customs and distinctive features along with the landscape and people, all of which have created an attractive Lung Cam Tren in the hearts of tourists from all over the world when coming to the land. this.
Sung La Valley: This is a valley located in the Dong Van rock plateau, which is considered as a “rose” in the middle of Ha Giang mountains. Sung La Valley is like a multi-colored natural picture, each season here has a typical flower, they have different, outstanding and charming colors. This is also an ideal place to see buckwheat flowers.
Vuong family mansion: Ranked as one of the national monuments that need to be protected and preserved. The mansion is located in a valley in Sa Phin commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang, with an area of 3000m2 with a total construction cost of about 15 Indochina white silver coins, equivalent to 150 billion VND today. Coming here, you will admire the unique architecture, patterns and activities that only this place has.
Lung Cu flagpole: One of the landmarks worth checking in that the backpackers are always looking for. If you come to Ha Giang, don’t forget to come here and experience it. Lung Cu flagpole is not only a great check-in place, but it is also a place to store historical values, a place to mark memorable moments of the whole nation.
In addition, there are many other tourist attractions such as: Lung Tam brocade weaving village, Hoang Su Phi terraced fields, …
Supplies to bring
For a smooth trip, you need to plan your schedule in detail. In addition, you need to bring some necessary items with you to make the trip more perfect. The items that Toplist suggests below are quite simple and really necessary for the trip, so don’t worry that they will make you cumbersome.
Especially, Ha Giang is mainly a mountainous area, sparsely populated, trading is very difficult, so careful preparation is even more important.
- Clothing: Ha Giang belongs to the Northwest mountains, so even in the summer, the weather still feels chilly in the early morning and at night, you should bring warm enough clothes to keep yourself healthy and the journey. guaranteed. Especially if it is winter, you should bring gloves, a scarf to drive and a hat to avoid fog at night.
- Footwear: The humid climate and dangerous mountain roads make sports shoes with good friction the best choice. personal items such as hats, towels, medicine, wind oil, … a little snack, picnic tents, identification papers, driver’s license if riding a motorbike, ..
- Identity documents: In long journeys, it is indispensable for identification documents, right, not only helps you to rent hotels, motels, and motorbikes, but it is also very necessary in case of any unforeseen circuTaxances. Make sure you remember, you need to bring identification.
Above are the small suggestions that Toplist wants to remind you. In addition, you need to base on your specific experience plan in Ha Giang to make a list of essentials for your trip such as snacks, picnic tents, …
Time to go backpacking
Ha Giang is blessed by nature with majestic mountains all year round with open arms to welcome backpackers. Each season of this land brings its own beauty that stirs the hearts of visitors. However, if you want to be immersed in the poetic and charming nature, you can choose one of the following times to pack your bags and go.
First: From the beginning of October and December every year, coming to Ha Giang, you will be immersed in the buckwheat buckwheat forests blooming among the vast mountains. In the past few years, buckwheat flowers have become the pride of the distant Ha Giang land. Coming to Ha Giang at this time, in addition to watching flowers, you can also participate in cultural activities such as: buckwheat flower wine festival, folk music program, performance of ethnic costumes of Ha Giang, night In particular, from this dear flower, the people here also make a very strange and unique buckwheat cake with a unique and attractive taste. guests near and far
Monday: Canola flower season is from December to the end of January next year. Coming to Ha Giang at this time, you will be immersed in the roads on both sides covered with a pure white color of mustard flowers. The valleys filled with white will surely make you fall in love. Here you can “bring” back to yourself the purest photos, preserving the most wonderful youthful beauty.
Tuesday: You can visit Ha Giang in the months after the Lunar New Year, this is the time when the trees sprout, the whole Ha Giang will be filled with lush green. Especially this is the blooming season of peach blossoms, the delicate peach petals are equally attractive as the buckwheat triangle.
Finally, Ha Giang will welcome you in late summer and early autumn with golden terraced fields under the gentle sunlight. Tourists who love to experience often come to Ha Giang on this occasion to admire the majestic scenery of heaven and earth here. If you are familiar with motorbikes, you can rent yourself a car here and plan your journey through the passes and watch the terraces turn yellow and prepare for the harvest.
You see, dear Ha Giang, at any time of the year welcomes tourists to visit and keep memories here.
Buy gifts when you return
One of the big concerns that perhaps any diners going to Ha Giang are worried about is what to buy home now. Not only delicious but also must be unique, special, bearing the characteristics of the region. So please refer to the suggestions below of Toplist.
Coming to Ha Giang, the gifts you can bring home are mainly dishes and dry foods with bold flavors of the mountains here. You can buy sausages, kitchen buffalo meat, Shan Tuyet tea, mint honey, corn wine, buckwheat flower cake, … or specialty fruits such as oranges, seedless persimmons, apples. cat, … Or you can buy some old Dui Xin Man rice to bring home, the rice from this rice has a characteristic aroma, is very flexible and sweet, different from other types of rice, when you eat certain foods, you will remember the mountains and forests of Ha Giang.
A very special gift is the bags of buckwheat flower seeds that are dried and carefully selected by the indigenous people. You can bring a few seeds of this flower to the city to decorate your home.
You can absolutely buy these items at Dong Van fairs at affordable prices.