– A trip to Ha Giang from Hanoi ? How to arrange a trip to Ha Giang from Hanoi by yourself ?
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– Here are some of our notes about a trip to Ha Giang from Hanoi. Read this post you can arrange a trip to Ha Giang in Vietnam by yourself.
Best time to visit Ha Giang
First you have to determine when you visit Ha Giang ? Hagiang is still beautiful from season to season, still imposing despite the time.
However, there are also some certain time periods, Ha Giang is nicer by the colors of the flowers: Tam Giac Mach, specialty for travelers, just about the end of October to December people all gather to Ha Giang to enjoy the beauty of Tam Giac Mach flower, the purple flowers spread across the hillside. And also in this time, Ha Giang is embellished with yellow color of Cabbage flower, Ha Giang is very cold this season, you may see frost and sometimes it also snows in the area.
Winter passes, the first days of Spring approach. Then the plum, peach flowers blooming. Come to Ha Giang this time to witness with your own eyes the vitality of all things in the rocky plateau, perhaps a wonderful experience.
Summertime is rainy season, there are sudden shower. Ha Giang in Autumn is more beautiful with paddy terraces, though not as much as Sapa or Mu Cang Chai but it brings a particular beauty.
Have you chosen your time to visit Ha Giang attractive places, if you have made up your mind let’s move on to means of transport.
How to get to Ha Giang?
Road to Hagiang from Hanoi is about 300 – 320 km. There are two ways for you to get to Hagiang from Hanoi. Motorcycle suit people who like freedom, adventurous and risky feeling. Car is the choice for people who put safety first. It takes about 4 – 5 hours by car and 8 – 9 hours by motobike
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Sleeping in Ha Giang
You can choose the hotel in the town such as Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Yen Minh, Dong Van… or stay homestay in village of local people.
If you stay at homstay, it will cheap and is a chance to learn about more about life here.
What to see in Hagiang
Ha Giang is famous for Dong Van rock plateau, Lung Cu flagpole, Ma Pi Leng pass, Vuong family palace…
Dong Van old quarter-100 years old located in Dong Van District, Dong Van, Ha Giang. With the ancient architecture, it still keeps intact contour. Dong Van old quarter is the pride of people here. The lifestyle and daily life of ethnic people such as: Kinh, Tay, Mong, Hoa… is very impressive.
The mansion of Vuong family ( Vuong Chi Sinh) located in Xa Phin districts, Dong Van, Ha Giang. It is far about 24 kilometers from Dong Van. This is a beautiful and unique architecture of upland. The structure has been classified as a relic from 1993.
Ma Pi Leng Pass belongs to Ha Giang province; it is dangerous road with 20 kilometers length. Over the Ma Pi Leng, there has a mountain with 2.000 meters height located on the ‘Happiness’ road connecting Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac town. Ma Pi Leng began building from the 60s of the 20th century by workers who almost are the H’mong.
Twin Mountain is located along Highway 4C, it is far about 40 kilometers from Ha Giang town, belongs to Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province. From a distance, Quan Ba Twin Mountain looks like two cherries as an art of nature. The mountain associates with a touching legend.
There are many things worth exploring when you come here.
What to eat in Hagiang
Some famous dishes in Ha Giang such as Banh Cuon, Thang Co soup, Bac Me sticky rice, Au Tau porridge, Five color sticky rice, dry beef and corn wine, be careful as you may mistake with Chinese wine that makes you headache as told by local people.
Ha Giang travel tips
If you join a trip Hagiang from Hanoi by motorbike remember to bring along driving license, petrol reserves (1.5 litre bottle), spare parts and repair set with pump, these items are necessary as the roads in Ha Giang are rugged and bumpy and there is no repair shops.
Clothing: In winter you need to bring scarf, gloves and warm clothes, you can choose light jacket. In summer you can bring a sweater as it is a bit cold at night in the mountain highland.
Medication: abdominal pain, headache, allergic, anti-mosquito cream, gauze, first aid items…If you go camping you must have anti-mosquito and insects along with firewood, pot and pan for cooking.
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