Amazing Hà Giang: ‘Breath of the Wild’

Nga Do
Ha Giang tourism, nature overwhelms you with its majesty and beauty. The sublime mountains stand high above the clouds. The magnificent canyons penetrate deep into the terrain. The rivers wind their way through magnificent landscapes. The terraced fields mesmerize and awe.

Amazing Hà Giang: ‘Breath of the Wild’ 1
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Magnificent mountains

Ha Giang is mainly made up of mountains and wilderness: craggy summits and diversified rock formations are important parts of its provincial identity. Thousands of pinnacles and sharp, pointed rocks overlay each other to create a gigantic rock desert. The breathtaking and fierce nature of this scene makes tourists hallucinate, thinking they have reached the moon.

Sea lion rock field is in Van Chai commune, on the way from Yen Minh town to Pho Cao. Every rock here is long and silky and is shaped like a sea lion’s back. Here the round flagstones are arranged like thousands of black sea lions leaning against one another, lazily lying under the sun. According to geologists, this group of “sea lions” are a cluster of thick-layered and light grey lime stone, which is purer than the thinner lime found in neighboring areas.

Amazing Ma Pi Leng Pass - a must-visited Ha Giang attraction in your trip

Located in the Dong Van Geopark area of Ha Giang province, Ma Pi Leng Pass is the highest point of “the legendary Happiness Road”, where offers you the most breathtaking landscape of the country with countless conical mountains of near & far distances, deep valley dotted with the locals’remote villages & their rice terraces, and Nho Que river running like a colorful thread along the cliffs.What a heaven on earth with the beauty of Ma Pi Leng Pass!

Ma Pi Leng is translated as “the nose of the house” in local language to say about how challenging this location is to reach for anyone. At the height of 2000 metters high compared to the sea level, its terrain is so steep with vertical mountains & deep valleys that the horse’s power can not overcome and they even die on the way – being illustrated as the horse’snose.

Ma Pi Leng Pass  is around 20km long zigzaging up & down along high mountain slopes – the most difficult part of the Happiness Road to be built connecting Dong Van & Meo Vac district – two remote mountainous frontier districts of the country !In the passt, to construct this road part, thousands of workers & volunteers had to cling themselves on the cliffs to open every centemeter of the path. It was such a challenging terrain that many volunteers & workers lost their lives and took them 11 months to complete this part of the road.That’s why the pass of Ma Pi Leng is likened as the Great Wall of Vietnam.The Happiness Road & its amazing pass of Ma Pi Leng  is an lively evidence of strong cooperation & great efforts among young volunteers & local ethnics in the country toward the nature’s obstacles.Thanks to their sacrifice & great contribution, the road was opened to make the gap shorter between the highlands & the lowlands of Ha Giang province, to bring happiness & more chances to develop for thousands of people in the region, and importantly to defense the nation’s territory.

Admire The Buckwheat Flower Season

From October until the end of December, it’s the season of the buckwheat flower. However, in the first days of October, travelers and photographers flock to Ha Giang to take pictures, admire its beauty and visit many landscapes or explore the unique culture of the ethnic minority. It seems to be difficult to say in words the beauty of Ha Giang in the flower season. At that time, when the terraced fields are harvested, the rock area of Ha Giang is covered by the pink color of buckwheat flower. That creates the romantic view from nature.

Buckwheat flower is a food crop of the poor, people here used to plant to reserve for the remaining pre-harvest days, Buckwheat powder is fermented for wine, stalks are used as feed for livestock.The most widely grown flower is on the hills of Dong Van District, Xi Man, Hoang Su Phi, Lung Cam village, Sa Phin.

In recent years, the fame of buckwheat flower fields has spread everywhere. Therefore, that is also a high season of Ha Giang tourism.

Travelling to Ha Giang, it is an interesting adventure to conquer Ma Pi Leng Pass to see how hard it was to construct the road of happiness and to contemplate the most stunning landscapes of the country – where the earth touches the sky, watch the buckwheat flower bloom. In this journey, if you are in need of local support or local travel services, feel free to email us at or phone us to (+84) 974.861.652, our travel team will try their best to support you with useful consultany & suggestion for your unforgetable Ha Giang travel experiences or search for unique experiences in magazines:

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