4. Ha Giang
Bordering Yunnan province in southern China, Ha Giang lies in the remote far north region of Vietnam. If you’re looking for an off the beaten track tour in Vietnam, Ha Giang is definitely the place for you. Unlike the highly popular Sapa, Ha Giang is still relatively uncharted territory.
What’s so special about Ha Giang? Jaw-dropping mountains and untouched nature.
Be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime as you explore through narrow, twisting roads and winding mountain passes. Immerse deep into the local culture with a homestay at Tay village. The local beers and Vietnamese hospitality are bound to melt your heart.
For the best panoramic views of the spectacular mountains, drive along Heaven Gate and head to Quan Ba. There’s a ‘Twin Mountain’ in Quan Ba that resembles a woman’s breast. Legend has it that the curvaceous mountains are the breast of a fairy that came to earth and fell in love with a handsome H’mong man. Well, one thing is for sure — it’s not difficult to fall in love when you’re in a place as mesmerising as Ha Giang.
Other popular sites in Ha Giang include Quyet Tien Market, Pho Cao Village, Pho Bang Village, Dragon Mountain, Dong Can Market, Dong Van town and Ma Pi Leng Pass. Ma Pi Leng Pass is deemed the world’s most picturesque and scenic mountain road.