Ha Giang is an interesting destination not only for backpackers but also for domestic and foreign tourists. The beauty of the majestic rocky plateau, the poetic Nho Que River, and the unique Mong ethnic people have made Ha Giang colorful. Referring to Ha Giang is to mention the famous Meo Vac and Dong Van. Let’s explore the must-visit tourist destinations in Meo Vac!
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Top 12 must-visit tourist destinations in Meo Vac – Dong Van
Ma Pi Leng Pass
Located on the Hanh Phuc road connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac towns, Ma Pi Leng 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. Being 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 abyss 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 conquering Ma Pi Leng Pass has many difficulties and dangers, it will certainly be an unforgettable experience for those who dare to conquer it.
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 Vietnam. 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 fully explore the Nho Que River, you can ride a motorbike from the top of Ma Pi Leng Pass, following the trail of local people on the mountainside running along the river downstream. From the top of the pass, looking down at the Nho Que River, you will be amazed by the 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.
Khau Vai Market
Khau Vai love market is held once a year on the 27th day of the third lunar month. On this day, this market returns again like a bustling and joyful musical 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 and wade through streams to find the Khau Vai love market with anticipation and hope…
The road to Khau Vai is winding, dotted with houses halfway up the mountain. On 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.
Palace of the Vuong family
The mansion of the Vuong family, also known as the palace of King Meo Vuong Chinh Duc, is the most unique architectural work of Ha Giang. The mansion is located in the middle of Sa Phin Valley, Dong Van district, on a high floating block of land like a turtle shell, symbolizing Kim Quy god, 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.
Tu San Deep Gorge
Tu San Deep Gorge is probably 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 and a depth of 700 – 900m, flowing in the direction of Northwest – Southeast, Tu San Canyon has a poetic and mysterious beauty like a magical jade thread, hidden among the rugged Northeast mountains. With charming water scenery, a boat trip on the 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 firm and used to walking on mountainous terrain, and precarious, rocky cat ears.
Dong Van Plateau
Dong Van Rock Plateau is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ha Giang. To reach the rocky plateau, tourists are forced to go through the Ma Pi Leng Pass. On both sides of the road, we sometimes encounter waterfalls flowing from the top of the mountain like 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. In Particular, you will also pass through Tuscan Alley and see the poetic Nho Que River.
Don Cao Fortress
Don Cao Fort is one of the historical vestiges of the resistance war against the French colonialists in Vietnam. The fortress consists of 2 floors, The walls of the fortress are built of Trung Thoi limestone, averaging 6-10m high, and 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.
Lung Cu Flagpole
The Lung Cu flagpole is one of the famous places attracting many tourists in Ha Giang and is one of the national flag poles located on the top of Lung Cu, also known as Dragon Mountain. “Lung” in the H’mong language means corn, Lung Cu is corn valley, the reason for its name is simply because there are large fields where corn is grown and today there are many buckwheat and buckwheat trees. 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 the majestic scenery of Ha Giang, mountains like a giant ink painting.
Dong Van Old Town
With the beauty in the colorful traditional culture, Dong Van Old Town has 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 that are more than 100 years old. The special thing here is that the old town is imbued with Chinese architecture with two-story houses with yin and yang tiles, and red lanterns hanging high to dispel the harsh cold of the rocky plateau.
One of the famous features in Dong Van’s 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’s old town must tell more about Dong Van’s 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-story house with walls, roofed with yin and yang tiles. If you visit the Ha Giang stone plateau, remember to visit the Dong Van ancient market and admire this outstanding architecture.
Lo Lo Chai Village
Lo Lo Chai village is one of the places that attracts tourists to the Dong Van rock plateau. This village is located at the foot of the Lung Cu flagpole. This place is where mainly Hmong and Lo Lo ethnic groups live. 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 immerse themselves in a green space between the sharp cat ears and rocky mountains. Especially to Lo Lo Chai, don’t forget to check in at the famous Cua Bac Cafe.
Thien Huong Ancient Village
Located 7 km from Dong Van town, Thien Huong is a very special ancient village, there is a village architectural complex that still retains the features of ancient architecture, festivals, and students. 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, you should come on the occasion of the third 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.
Sam Pun Border Gate
About 30 km from the center of Meo Vac district, Sam Pun is not only beautiful in the destination but also beautiful in the distance. The road to the border gate is beautiful with curvy bends challenging the backpackers. You have to go through countless mountains and 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 have been paved with deep, clean asphalt, more houses, and the guard station has also been rebuilt. 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 to 10km, you will reach the border belt. Follow that road a little more to reach the Sam Pun border gate. Coming to Sam Pun is the most beautiful on the way, so just go slowly to admire the scenery along the road to satisfy your passion for virtual life!
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