Ha Giang

Nestled up in the north by the Chinese border, the mountainous province of Ha Giang is home to some of Vietnam’s most mind-bending vistas. The region offers a mixture of iconic rice terraces and imposing limestone peaks, steep winding roads and colourful ethnic markets – and because of Ha Giang’s remote location, you’ll have all this raw beauty mostly to yourself.

There’s nothing quite like exploring Ha Giang on a motorbike, especially the blood-curdling but unmissable Ma Pi Leng Pass, so consider making a loop from the provincial capital through Dong Van and Meo Vac if you’re a confident rider. Hiking and camping opportunities are also abundant, a typical tour lasting up to four days and taking the awe-struck trekker along dizzying mountainside paths and on to ethnic minority villages.

With a range of diverse cultures and their eye-catching, multi-coloured clothing, the local communities add to the immense charm of the region. All in all, Ha Giang is an irresistible package for nature-lovers and thrill-seekers, an off-the-beaten-track gem.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Ha Giang?

To catch the fields turning golden in the harvest season, the best time is from September to October. After this the weather can get quite cold, as low as 5 degrees Celsius.

Between October and November is when Ha Giang witnesses the Buckwheat flowers blossom in dazzling pink and purple colors. This is a ideal time for photographers!

Like most of the country, June to August is very hot and rainy with thunderstorms and 30 degree heat. The terrain is a bit more difficult to navigate during this season with potential flooding and slippery roads.

For fair weather, the best time is from February to April when temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius and there is very little rain. Perfect for trekking!