27 Sep, 2023
Ha Giang province is 300 km away from Hanoi located at the highest latitude in Vietnam and sharing border with China in the north. Varity of ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang. The climate is divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry), although it tends to vary depending on altitude. Ha Giang is the ideal location to organize activities such as hiking, camping and photography. Dong Van Highland is situated 1,025 m above sea level and is inhabited by the Tay and H’Mong ethnic groups and it has a lot to offer: mountains, forests, hidden grottoes and caves, multi colored orchid forests, plum and peach trees, persimmon orchards, and more. Visiting Dong Van, one can see Pho Bang, also called Pho Bang Street, which was built a long time ago and features multi-storey houses made of clay bricks and tile roofs. Visiting Dong Van on Sundays, one can shop in a very original mountain market where all kinds of goods and multi-colored clothes can be purchased. Khau Vai love market in the area is happening only once a year, often falls in May, where the colorful people gather for their old loves and new ones and is the place where the tribes sell their local products like food, vegetable, and textiles.