Ha Giang is beautiful all year round, however, in each season, Ha Giang has a particular beauty.
Somebody said that Sung La is a place for flowers blooming from rocks. It sounds exaggerated, but it is true. Ha Giang stone plateau, especially in Sung La, there are rugger rocks only. The rocks are sharp and rugged as the spear pointing upward as spears pointing upward blue sky. Day after day, the indigenous people laboriously carry papooses of soil to fill rugger rock caves
January with peach flowers, plum flowers, yellow rape flowers
When the Spring comes, everywhere from Quan Ba (Quyet Tien, Minh Tan), Yen Minh (Lao Va Chai, Na Khe, Bach Dich), Dong Van (Pho Bang, Pho Cao, Sung La, Sa Phin, Thai Phin Tung) to Meo Vac (Sung Tra, Sung Trai, Lung Phin), the peach flowers, plum flowers and yellow rape flowers bloom with dark rocky plateau and rammed earth houses.
April with Khau Vai love market
On 27/3 in the lunar calendar, from all tottery ways on the mountain slope, people in their ethnic costumes make boisterous brouhaha of laughter and go to the market to participate in Khau Vai love market, which happens only one time each year.
May with irrigating water season
In irrigating water season, the majority of our country’s northwest fields are irrigated in about May to June, at few places in July, a few plots can conserve the water from April; but the best time for irrigating is the rice growing in progress, in about May to June.
September and October with ripen rice season
The ripen rice season usually begins in late September and early October of the solar calendar. When the terraced fields turn into the bright yellow of ripen rice, it is time that the spectacular scenery of the forests renews again.
November with Buckwheat flower season
Buckwheat flower is the characteristic flower of Ha Giang rocky plateau. This is a type of flower with slightly pink and violet tiny flowers bewitching flower lovers and photography enthusiasts. Ha Giang is covered with the gray of mountain rocks and the pink of Buckwheat flowers. Gray is the color of steely mind and pink is the color of marvelous dreams. The strong opposition, which is absolutely harmonious overall, … creates an incomparable beauty of Ha Giang.
December with snow
Coming to Ha Giang in this season, you do not just watch buckwheat flowers or be immersed in the open earth and sky in Ma Pi Leng, you still have a lot of experiences waiting for you to discover in the rocky highlands.
Ha Giang is a destination with unspoiled and spectacular beauty of a tourist attraction with people throughout Vietnam tour.
1. Go to the flowering season
In the flowering season, the plateau is embellished with fresh colors. Purple of buckwheat, pink peach blossom, white plum blossom, pear blossom. Buckwheat season lasts from late September to early December. Season of peach blossom, plum blossom, pear blossom is after Tet.
2. To the first place of the Fatherland
To Ha Giang, you should not skip Lung Cu, the northernmost point of the country. Standing on Lung Cu flagpole, watching the national flag fluttering in the wind, witnessing the first point of the S-shaped map is the moment for national pride and love of country.
3. Experience the life of H’Mong people
H’Mong is well-known for their hospitality and accounted for the majority of the population in Ha Giang. You will have many opportunities to experience the life in a family of H’mong. Staying in their houses, eating, sleeping and talking to the H’mong people is a cultural experience you will never forget.
4. Throw stone to the cliff on Tham Ma Pass
In Ha Giang, there is a high rock cliff situated right on Tham Ma Pass, it is the challenge to see who can throw a stone to the cliff. It looks very close, but stones only go halfway then fall down to deep abyss. If you have a chance, try it one!
5. Enjoy corn wine and specialty dishes of Ha Giang
Ha Giang corn wine is heavy but fragrant. Eating a bowl of porridge of “au tau” or “thang co” and drinking a cup of warm corn wine in a late autumn day in the rocky plateau is amazing.
6. “Flying” on Ma Pi Leng
Ma Pi Leng is named king of the Passes in the north. Not because it is hard to come, but for the spectacular scenery and youth suicide story to open rocks on the dangerous pass. Standing on top of Ma Pi Leng, opening outstretched arms for wind, feel like you are floating in the sky. Ma Pi Leng always attracts young people by the beauty of the earth and sky and the landscape with rivers, mountains blended together.
7. Go to the way of Happiness
Happiness Road starts from Ha Giang, running through te rocky plateau of Dong Van, Ma Pi Leng to Meo Vac. Nearly 200 km long, this path is blood and bones, is the myth of the youth from 16 provinces of Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Nam Dinh and Hai Duong. 8 years, more than 2 million workdays, 1,000 youth volunteers, 1,200 people, 9 million tons of explosives and efforts pouring down to this way. Going on the road not only to enjoy the beautiful scenery, but also to appreciate those who have laid down for each path we take.
8. Conquering passes, slopes in Ha Giang
Ha Giang is famous for the rugged passes, slopes. Bac Sum, Heaven Gate, Tham Ma, Chin Khoanh, Ma Pi Leng … challenging riders, but in return, you will be rewarded with stunning views when watching the Pass.
9. Going to Upland fair
If you are interested in exploring and understanding the cultural beauty of the highlands, you should come to highland market in Ha Giang. To the fair to see the ethnic decent clothes, eager to sell to buy. Or simply go to the market for a candy, a cup of corn wine. The fair takes place on Saturday morning and Sunday (except for some special markets like Khau Vai love market only held a single time during the year).