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The 5-day Ha Giang trip is less than 230$ or 9X Western

Many people come to Ha Giang in the ripe rice season to see the terraced fields. However, most people think that the best time to come to Ha Giang is around October, November, and December when buckwheat flowers bloom.

When is the best season to go to Ha Giang?

For a long time, Can Tho girl – Duong Thanh Hang has been fascinated by the majestic scenery of Ha Giang’s rocky plateau. Surfing social networks or reading newspapers, Hang can’t take her eyes off the roads through the clouds on the top of Ma Pi Leng, the fields of brilliant flowers, or the poetic beauty of the Nho Que river.

Thanh Hang aims to conquer this land before the age of 30. Recently, as soon as she heard the news that buckwheat flowers began to bloom, the 27-year-old girl put aside her work and traveled over 2,000km to Ha Giang to enjoy the scenery here.

The 5-day Ha Giang trip is less than 230$ or 9X Western
As soon as she heard the news that buckwheat flowers began to bloom, the 27-year-old girl put aside all her work and came to Ha Giang. (Photo: H.A).

Many people come to Ha Giang in the golden rice season to see the terraced fields. However, most tourists think that the best time to come to Ha Giang is around October, November, and December.

At that time, it rained less, it was cold, and the weather was pleasing to people. Tourists are convenient in moving and sightseeing, admiring the beauty of the flowers on the rock or going to the villages.

Ha Giang weather these days is quite beautiful, and convenient for tourists to visit and experience. (Photo: H.A).

Ha Giang itinerary 5 days 4 nights

After carefully studying the schedule, Thanh Hang and 3 friends spent 5 days and 4 nights conquering Ha Giang.

Day 1: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi – TP. Ha Giang.

Day 2: City. Ha Giang – Quan Ba ​​- Yen Minh – Dong Van.

Day 3: Dong Van – Meo Vac.

Day 4: Meo Vac – Yen Minh.

Day 5: Yen Minh – City. Ha Giang – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City.

Hang takes a bus to the city. Ha Giang then moves by motorbike to tourist attractions. (Photo: H.A).

Because she was traveling with friends in Ho Chi Minh City, Thanh Hang did not fly directly from Can Tho to Hanoi, but took a bus to Ho Chi Minh City and then flew to the capital with her friends. Thanh Hang booked a plane ticket a month before the trip, so the ticket price was quite cheap. She only lost about 2 million VND for a pair of round-trip tickets.

Arriving in Hanoi, Hang booked a sleeper bus (two-way) for 550,000 VND. Arriving in Ha Giang city, she and her friends began the journey to conquer the roads on the rocky plateau by renting a cone car for 350,000 VND/day. (1$=25,000 VND)

Can Tho girl in colorful costumes. (Photo: H.A).

“Digital cars have a cheaper price (180,000 VND/day). However, because the clutch is better at climbing slopes, my friend and I have used this type of car. The beautiful places are located far from the center, many bends. sleeve, uphill zigzag quite difficult to go.

I’m lucky to have a friend who can ride with me, so I feel quite secure. If you are unsure of the steering wheel, I think tourists should choose a car to follow tours or go individually, then when going to each point, they should hire local people to support,” Hang said.

The girl enjoyed chatting with local children. (Photo: H.A).

Beautiful places that must be visited when coming to Ha Giang

On the second day, after having breakfast, Thanh Hang moves to Yen Minh – Dong Van. Along the way, she stopped by famous check-in places such as Bac Sum slope, Quan Ba ​​Heaven Gate, Fairy Twin Mountain, Tham Ma slope, Vuong family mansion and Pao’s House Filming Studio.

Thanh Hang saved memories at Tham Ma Doc. (H.A).

At each stop, Thanh Hang saw a large number of tourists from all over the world. In particular, many visitors from southern provinces such as Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau also crossed thousands of kilometers to Ha Giang.

“There are also many cute indigenous people here. They have buckwheat flower gardens to serve tourists to take pictures. The cost of each flower photography spot is 10,000 VND. Visitors can also take souvenir photos. With Hmong children, they often use props such as flower baskets and laurel wreaths to take pictures like this,” shared Thanh Hang.

In the evening, Hang chose to stay in Dong Van town. Although she booked a room through an app, she did not understand why the room was canceled when she arrived. Then, she rented a room from a household to spend the night. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to stay here, so Hang doesn’t have any problems. 

In this town, Thanh Hang can walk around the old town of Dong Van. There are houses bearing the imprint of the Chinese ethnic group. The roofs are covered with yin and yang tiles, surrounded by rocky mountains, creating a unique and unforgettable scene.

On the third day, Thanh Hang departed from Dong Van to Meo Vac to reach the points of Lung Cu Flagpole – Lonely Tree – Ma Pi Leng – Nho Que River.

The locations are not on the same road, so it takes a lot of time to move. At 7 am, Thanh Hang and his friends drove to Lung Cu Flagpole (in Lung Cu commune, Dong Van).

Lung Cu flagpole. (Photo: H.A).

The road is not difficult, but the fog and rain make the visibility of both limited. The companion was careful to drive at a slow speed to ensure safety.  

Fortunately, when we reached Lung Cu Flagpole, the rain stopped. After buying entrance tickets for 10,000 VND/person, the two walked through many stairs to reach the flagpole.

The moment standing at an altitude of about 1,470m, above the red flag with yellow star flying, Thanh Hang has a very special feeling. She shared: “Now I see more clearly how majestic and vast my country is.”

Take pictures at Ma Pi Leng Panorama. (Photo: H.A).

Leaving Lung Cu Flagpole, Thanh Hang moved in the direction of the Nho Que River. On the way, she checked in with Lonely Tree along National Highway 4C.

Continuing the journey, she stopped at Ma Pi Leng Panorama to see the whole poetic Nho Que river below. If visitors do not drink drinks but only need to take photos, the fee to enter here is 30,000 VND, if accompanied by drinks, the fee is 60,000 VND. 

This stop is known as the “million-view” photo corner, so Thanh Hang and her group did not miss the opportunity to take beautiful photos. (Photo: H.A).

After looking at the river and mountains from the top, Hang moved down to the boat dock to reach Tu San alley. The price of the boat ride is 120,000 VND/person. With 45 minutes of sitting on the boat, she is free to admire the scenery, take photos, and feel the beauty of the river.

“Tu San alley is very beautiful, the mountains and rivers blend together to create wonderful scenery. If you come here on a clear day, you will fully enjoy the beauty of this place,” recalls Hang.

At each point, the girl rented more costumes to take impressive pictures. (Photo: H.A).

At the end of the third day, Thanh Hang stayed at a homestay in the Mong Pa Vi ethnic village in Meo Vac. Double room 600,000 VND. Hang went with 3 other friends, so it only cost her 150,000 VND to stay that night. In the evening, the whole group went to eat lamb rice and barbecue at a rate of 120,000 VND/person.

On the fourth day, Thanh Hang moved back. From Meo Vac, she returned to Yen Minh. On the way back, Thanh Hang was extremely impressed with the terraced fields in Mau Due commune (Yen Minh). In the evening, Hang rests at a homestay in Du Gia commune.

Du Gia is a testament to the saying that beauty is not only in the destination, beauty lies on the roads.

To get to Du Gia, there are many roads and turns. The Western girl recalls: “The road to Du Gia is quite difficult, challenging any driver who wants to explore the land known as the “fairy village” in the middle of the Ha Giang rocky plateau. Sometimes I had to hold my breath. pass the bends.

Tu San Alley.

This place has a very beautiful view of the fields and mountains. The price per person is 350,000 VND including dinner and breakfast. The food is made in a very good local style, with a little corn wine.”

On the fifth day, due to getting up late, Hang missed the destination of Tham Luong waterfall – a beautiful place visited by many tourists when coming to Yen Minh.

To ensure the schedule, Thanh Hang had to move along Highway 34 straight to Ha Giang. At 12:30, she got on the bus back to Hanoi, and went straight to the airport to fly back to Ho Chi Minh City. The next morning, she was in Can Tho.

Take pictures under the Lonely Tree on Highway 4C. (Photo: H.A).


According to Thanh Hang, the total cost of her trip is quite cheap, less than 5 million VND. Specific amounts include: Air tickets 2 million VND; gasoline for motorbikes and passenger cars is 1.2 million VND; stay 750,000 VND; meals, entrance tickets 500,000 VND.

At the end of the journey, the young girl felt extremely satisfied with her experiences in the northernmost land of the country. 

Hang said she will continue to return to Ha Giang if given the opportunity. (Photo: H.A).

Hang said: “The roads to conquer Ha Giang are quite difficult. Many sleeve bends, M-shaped crabs, one side is a rocky mountain and one side is a deep abyss… However, when stopping to take a look around. I feel more loved than the country and people of Vietnam, more than myself, for having bravely overcome many difficult journeys.”

Also according to Thanh Hang, the places to visit are very far from each other but not difficult to find. It is important to master safe driving skills, if possible, book a room in advance because Ha Giang is in the peak tourist season

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