Ha Giang, a beautiful land close to china border of Vietnam, where there are many high mountains. (Border length of 274km), Cao Bang province on the east, Yen Bai and Lao Cai on the west, Tuyen Quang province on the south. Ha Giang's terrain is quite complicate, can be divided into three regions. Rocky uplands are adjacent to the north, with large slopes, valleys and many rivers and streams. The tropical climate with many shades divided into two seasons, rainy and dry seasons. West land is Highland mountains, consists of river, upstream flowing, steep slopes, high passes, narrow valleys and stream beds. The climate of this region is divided into two seasons: rainy and dry seasons. Low areas in the province consist of hills, rivers, Lo valley and Ha Giang town. The average annual temperature around 24 º C - 28 º C, while winter temperatures down to -5 º C.
Ha Giang has many beautiful mountains, with high peaks such as Tay Con Linh with 2.419m high, many forests with a lot of precious wood, up to 1,000 kinds of rare medicinal plants. Animals are tiger, pheasant, phoenix, pangolin ... and hundreds of other birds. Ha Giang has poetic grandeur Plateau Dong Van, Khau Vai love market is compelling domestic and foreign tourists. Coming to Ha Giang, tourists have many chances to access the products from the unique cultural traditions of mountainous people, which are embroidered towels, canvas bags, and dresses with the kind of brilliant flowers. Guests have the opportunity to attend the highlands fair of local residents and discover many new things.
Dong Van Plateau
Location: Dong Van Plateau located in Dong Van district, Ha Giang province.
Features: Lung Cu in Dong Van has been considered as the "roof of Vietnam", famous for its natural scenery, delicious fruit, precious medicine... Dong Van is a beautiful mountainous district of Ha Giang province, 146km faraway from Ha Giang town.
Dong Van consists of 19 communes, including 9 communes share borders with China. Winter temperatures sometimes drop down to the 10 degree, but the hottest summer just around 24oC. In the rain days and have foggy almost all year round, so people have a saying here: "see each other by sight, take half a day to meet together" and " three steps on land , as long as three days of sunny days." Dong Van has the northernmost point of Vietnam is Lung Cu. It is said that if you have not visited Lung Cu yet, it means you have been to Dong Van, because Lung Cu is known as the "roof of Vietnam," where is “closing point between the ground and sky”
Dong Van is famous for delicious fruit: peaches, plums, pears, apples, pink ... medicinal plants: tam that, anise, cinnamon ... Dong Van is also famous for many beautiful landscapes such as mountains, caves, colorful flower forests... This is also the place where the artists often visit to create inspiring source of artworks value, unique photography in the world of nature: mountains, rice terraces ... Travel to Dong Van is a chance to tryout your courage by and high passes and deep abyss, sometimes you have to walk. But in return, you get the day immersed with grandeur nature, local people are living in poor condition but also full of joy and happiness life. You will also be enjoying yourself in the sound of flute. Maybe you would be astounded when leaving this remote place.
Khau Vai Love Market
Location: Khau Vai love market located in Khau Vai Commune, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province.
Features: This is a unique market situation of Vietnam in particular and the world in general. At 3 pm on March, 26th (lunar calendar), Khau Vai market in Nung village, in a rather broad and flat valley was full. Colorful costumes of the ethnic Hmong, Dao, Giay, Tay, Nung ... made the fair itself glowing like a forest of banana flowers. The girls, boys and even the elderly, middle age could not hide their brightening, restless, and exciting in the face, the smoothness of new clothes; maybe take the whole year was to wear in this important day.
From the day before, consistent tent was erected around the valley, but most are still the corn pubs where the first stop of the young lovers as well as older, new and old people. And also from the previous evening, many couples, lovers for long distances, have been in a saddle, or leisurely along the mountain for the love market in time with the sound of pan-pipe, singing day and night in the mountains not far love market Khau Vai.
Khau Vai love market
Living in mountainous areas is often very tedious. There is only one love market in year so many families are eager going to this place. Even couples who has got married for more than a decade, has four children and it maybe take them two days to reach Khau Vai market looking for fun ...
The beautiful sunset into Khau Vai valley with the sounds of exciting voices: laughing, walking, and calling each other and the sound of rattles, galloping horse always made the marker most crowded bustle. Now and then in the tent, some couples are set out side by side, talking, eating and drinking wine. Bowl full of wine is poured, such as feelings of upland neighbors. They drank for days to meet again after a year apart, maybe painful, full of remembrance, still when unable to drink and not drink anymore, they will walk together hand in hand toward the distant mountains for self-love all the night to next day morning, they will return with his wife, her husband.
The oldest people now in Khau Vai commune did not know that when Khau Vai loves market began. Just know that, from the childhood, they also saw this market here. The legend said that it is a love story of an H’Mong boy and a Giay girl. But their love has caused hostility between the two tribes. To avoid bloody confliction, they were forced leave each other. However, this couple swears that, they could not get married to each other but others, each year they would meet once on March, 26th night at Khau Vai market. Since then, Khau Vai love market is formed, in the beginning it is only the dating place for those who have not got married yet and a night together in the traditional market of the ethnic Hmong people, but then it spreads to the other ethnic groups . Khau Vai now becomes dating market, finding lover of all people from youth to married people.
Khau Vai love market at night becomes deep-lying, whisper, the sound of pan-pipe, singing call for lover from the mountains and hills in the distance. Coming to the Khau Vai love market, visitors would never forget the moments of this poetical land. In Ha Giang Town you can also visit some caves and springs near the center of town that are still pristine and very beautiful, very poetic, such as: Phuong Thien cave, 7km far from Ha Giang Town down to the south. It is home to many beautiful landscapes, many beautiful natural caves. Many specialty fruit: plums, pears, oranges, apples and tea from ancient coral growing on the 900 m high.
Chui Cave: 7km faraway from Ha Giang Town to the south, people have to worn through the narrow gate. The grotto was expanded with the high roof, more pendulous stalactites of all shapes. Especially there are many bats in the cave and a romantic stream look like very beautiful waterfall.
Fairy Stream: 2km from Ha Giang town to the north, Fairy Stream is a beautiful famous landscape with poetic scenery, blue water, visitors can come here to rest, shower and sightseeing.