Visit the Vuong Family Mansion
Combining a number of building styles from northern areas including Yunnan in China, the grandiose two-storey mansion of the Vuong Family is a beautiful example of the unique architecture of Vietnam’s upland regions. The building comprising six lengthwise and four sideways buildings, two levels, and 64 rooms and 1,120 metres of land space is located on a mountain with a tortoise’s back shape, and was expected to bring wealth and prosperity to the owner because the turtle is one of the four sacred animals in the traditional Vietnamese legend (the four being the Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix).
Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
Dong Van Karst Plateau UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the northeastern province of Ha Giang, a mountainous province located in the far north of Viet Nam. Most of its surface is limestone (about 60%). Its landscape is spectacular and unique having high mountains and deep canyons. The geopark is home to a vast range of flora and fauna including endangered mysterious Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys, conifers, Asian black bear, southern serow (a solitary mountain goat) and many species of bird. Meanwhile, trekking tours through the stunning landscape of Meo Vac reveal tiny and charming mountain villages.
Join local Sunday ethnic markets
A great way to experience local life in Hà Giang Province is to join the Sunday markets to see the hustle and bustle of the various ethnic groups coming together to trade their goods, clothed in their traditional dress. Once a week, local villagers from the surrounding hills, including The Nung, the White Hmong, the Po Y, the Dao, the Hoa and the Tay flood regularly to Quyet Tien Market while at Meo Vac, tribes from more than 15 miles around bring their pigs and cows to sell. It's an entirely local affair full of noise, colour, and the hustle and bustle of commerce.
Quan Ba Heaven Gate & Twin Mountains
Quan Ba Heaven Gate at the height of 1,500 metters above the sea level is located 46 km far from Ha Giang city following the National Road 4C. This point is also the starting point of "legendary Road of Happiness" built in the 1960s. Another highlight of the scenery is Quan Ba Twin Mountains. Between mountains & rice terraces are two twin mountain forms likening as two breasts of a fairy.
Hoang A Tuong Palace
Hoang A Tuong Palace was built in 1914 and completed in 1921, the owner is hereditary chief Hoang Yen Chao ethnic Tay, father of Hoang A Tuong. The architecture of the palace has the combination of Asian and European styles, the highlight of which is French architectural feature such as laurel motif patterns covered on doors, vaulted doors, curved staircases, tiled corridors with rail, etc...
Through nearly 100 years of existence at the same time, the old palace covered with ancient moss still stands imposingly and outstandingly amid the centre of Bac Ha township. The Palace has been preserved and embellished so that visitors can learn about Bac Ha’s history in the past.
Hoang Su Phi Rice Terraces
Located near from the Chinese border, Hoang Su Phi district is hilly and mountainous area with little tourism, fascinating nature, rice terraces and minorities. While Dong Van Karst Geopark attracts visitors from far and wide by the grey limestone mountains, Hoang Su Phi offers visitors a different taste with stunning rice terraces.
The best time for a visit to Hoang Su Phi is from September to October, when the rice is changing to golden color and in October there is a harvest. You can combine a Hoang Su Phi trip with several activities including trekking and photography highlighted with a homestay experience at local houses of the hill tribes.
Ma Pi Leng Pass
The roads that weave paths among this region serve up the ultimate in motorcycle adventure. The drive down into the town of Dong Van is impossibly beautiful, and the town holds a small but captivating old quarter with ancient buildings and a market that is a riot of colour every Sunday. The Ma Pi Leng Pass is the jewel in the crown of Ha Giang’s many stupefyingly stunning stretches of road. The highlight is a lookout point where the road snakes past a deep gorge carved by the Nho Que River at around 1,500m.