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Ha Giang, Vietnam: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Location & History

Ha Giang is a mountainous province in the North of Vietnam in which the Vietnam-China border extends more than 274km long. The province is also the source of Lo River flowing into Vietnam, contiguous to China to the north with international border gate Thanh Thuy. Southern of Ha Giang is Tuyen Quang; eastern is Cao Bang and Lao Cai to the West. Ha Giang is about 320km to the north of Hanoi, following Highway no. 2.

Ha Giang province is one of the most adventurous destinations in the country. Filled with beautiful karst mountains, steep mountain passes, winding roads and foggy villages. The province is home to a wide variety of local ethnic minorities who still preserve their traditional culture and lifestyle. The remote areas  offer an experience like no other, the cultural diversity and unique, beautiful landscapes remain pure and authentic. The best thing to do in Ha Giang is to jump in a car or on the back of a motorbike and go discover this amazing landscape and the unique cultures.


5 reasons to visit Ha Giang

  1. Explore the Dong Van Geopark with Vietnam’s most beautiful mountain passes.
  2. Travel through the most authentic ethnic minority villages.
  3. Enjoy the view of Lung Cu flag tower, the northernmost point of Ha Giang.
  4. Visit local markets.
  5. Behold the rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi.

    Best time to visit

    The scenery of Ha Giang is stunning all year round. The warm and rainy season runs from April to October. If you can, try to avoid the months July and August, as this is the time of the year with the most rain and chance of landslides. The dry season starts in November and ends in March. In December and January it can get quite cold in the mountains.