Ha Giang Plateau Beauty: Visiting Ha Giang this time, visitors will be overwhelmed by the imposing and picturesque scenery with the fields full of beautiful buckwheat flowers and the unique daily life and traditional culture of the ethnic minority people of this land. One of the most famous destinations in Ha Giang is Nho Que river passing through the plot of the legendary Ma Pi Leng mountain pass. With an emerald green colour, the river creates a picturesque beauty.
Explore the beauty of Ha Giang rocky plateau in Northern Viet Nam
Each season in Ha Giang rocky plateau boasts its own beauty and charm, and perhaps, spring is the most beautiful with rocks bloom.
In the cold weather during the Lunar New Year, the stone plateau look like a multicolored brocade painting made anyone come to their feet overwhelmed by the magnificent nature with the overlapping of limestone mountains and famous spectacular passes, and especially fields of beautiful blossoms.
In flowering season, the rocky plateau is embellished with fresh colours, such as purple buckwheat flowers, pink cherry blossom, white plum and pear blossoms. Buckwheat season lasts from late September to early December, whilst seasonal flowers of plum, peach and pear full bloom after Tet.
Let’s have a loser look at this land of ‘flowers bloom on rocks’ as charmingly depicted in photos
The peach tree commonly seen in the front yard of each house on the rocky plateau
Plum blossoms blooming in white, whilst yellow canola flowers in full bloom along paths
The colourful costumes of H’Mong ethnic minority people living on the rocky plateau
Pao’s house, which was once the shooting scene of a famous Vietnamese movie, is now a must-see destination in Ha Giang Province. The house is home to typical upland architectures, ethnic minority people’s simple way of life, and humble locals.
Dong Van Karst Plateau Geo-park: Location: Covering the entirety of the four mountainous districts of Ha Giang Province, including: Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac and Dong Van. Characteristics: Dong Van Karst Plateau is the first geological park of Viet Nam recognized as a member of the Global Geo-parks Network by GGN. Located on an altitude of 1,000m-1,600m, the 2,350km – Dong Van Karst Plateau is one of Viet Nam’s special limestone areas, housing prominent imprints that depict the development of the earth’s crust. Up to 80% of the karst formations of Dong Van Plateau are limestone formed by environment conditions and different development stages of nature. Located on an altitude of 1,000m-1,600m, the 2,350km – Dong Van Karst Plateau is one of Viet Nam’s special limestone areas, housing prominent imprints that depict the development of the earth’s crust. Up to 80% of the karst formations of Dong Van Plateau are limestone formed by environment conditions and different development stages of nature.
Lung Cu Flag Tower: Location: At 1,700m above the sea level, in the peak of Rong (Dragon) Mountain, Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District, about 20km from Dong Van Town. Characteristics: This is the north pole of Viet Nam.
The way to the flag tower includes 283 rock steps. The flag tower is 33.15m in height; 3.8m in diameter; the tower body is decorated relief of Dong Son bronze drum surface; the tower sole is stuck relieves describing the daily life of ethnic minority people in the karst plateau. Plug in the 12.9m flagstaff is a national flag with an area of 54m², representing for 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam. At the foot tower, there is a commemorative house, where displays production tools, costumes and cultural products of the ethnic groups in Ha Giang.
Nho Que River: winding through the high mountain ranges, from Lung Cu Flag Tower, tourists can view a wide border area of Viet Nam, the terraced fields stretching along the mountainsides, the villages of Mong, Lo Lo, Tay, Pu Peo…