-- Ha Giang
  -- Ha Giang Hotels
  -- Ha Giang Minorities
  -- Dong Van
  -- Khau Vai "Love Market"
  -- Mountain Flag
  -- Meo Vac
  -- Tram Ton Pass


 -- Climate

 -- Distance Chart Vietnam

 -- Festivals

 -- Foreign Embassies

 -- Minorities

 -- Tet/ Vietnam New Year

 -- Travel Documents

 -- Vaccinations

 -- Vietnam Buses

 -- Vietnam Map

 -- Vietnam Trains

 -- Vietnamese People

  North Vietnam


  Cao Bang

  Cat Ba

  Dien Bien Phu

  Duong Lam

  Ha Giang

  Ha Long Bay

  Hai Phong

  Hoa Binh

  Lai Chau

  Lang Son

  Lao Cai

  Mai Chau

  Ninh Binh


  Son La

  Vinh City

  Central Vietnam

  Buon Ma Thuot

  Cham Islands

  Da Nang

  Dak Lak

  Dong Hoi

  Hien Luong Bridge

  Hoi An


  Kon Tum

  My Son (temple complex)

  Nha Trang

  Phong Nha - Ke Bang


  Quy Nhon

  Thien Mu Pagoda (Hué)

  Tuy Hoa

  Vinh Moc (tunnels)

  South Vietnam

  Ho Chi Minh City

  Ben Tre

  Can Tho

  Chau Doc

  Con Dao Islands

  Cu Chi (tunnels)


  Floating Markets

  Ha Tien - Phu Quoc

  Long Xuyen

  Mekong (by bike)

  My Tho

  Nam Du Archipelago

  Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne

  Phu Quoc Island

  Rach Gia - Phu Quoc

  Vung Tau

  The Rest








"When we arrived in Meo Vac after two days of intensive driving, it was the perfect, serene base from which to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ha Giang province. While the charms of the Ha Giang towns are nuanced, staying at the Homestay fulfilled our expectations for the area - gorgeous views of terraced mountains, dusty roads bordered by corn fields, smiles from the local Hmong. Additionally, while little English is spoken there, this too fulfilled our expectations for full cultural immersion."

Meo Vac Town......

          Meo Vac - a dusty outpost not far from the Chinese border in the province of Ha Giang. Most travelers pass through here because it's on side of the spectacular road the Dong Van - Meo Vac. Try to plan your trip down with a visit to the Sunday market where people from the surrounding mountains come to the city.

The main Sunday market of Meo Vac takes place behind the daily village market of Meo Vac. A bit further back in town, there is a cattle market, where locals sell horses, cattle, pigs - and they even sell dogs. The cattle section may not be appropriate for everyone - with screeching pig and barking dogs, which are taken to local homes and restaurants to be served there.

The Meo Vac Sunday market is probably one of the most photogenic places that you can visit in Ha Giang. But remember to that the locals may have mixed feelings to be photographed. Be friendly and polite and you'll probably get the same back in town.


The walks and hikes right outside the Dong Van are more spectacular than those in of Meo Vac. So the Dong Van ... is for a few days a better base.

Meo Vac Town

If you are traveling to the north (Don Van) you have to buy in Ha Giang buy a "Permit To Enter The Border Area". You can buy a permit at the Immigration Department in Ha Giang (Ha Giang Immigration Office} but very often regulate the receptionists regulate a permit for you at your hotel.

The process to get your license in Ha Giang is super easy. First you walk to the Immigration Service and you walk to the counter. If you are a westerner the staff will immediately see that you will buy a license for the north. The cost is about 10 Euro.

The cattle for sale on the market...

The most famous rocky area of the province is the Dong Van Rock Plateau, which has been named by UNESCO as one of the 77 geological parks in the world. The hamlet Lung Cu is located on the the Dong Van Rock Plateau and this is an indispensable destination. Here, it's the most northern tip of Vietnam and it is marked with a big flag on a tower on the Dragon Mountain. in Ha Giang is also a meeting place of jagged caves, such as Thien Phuong Cave Chui Cave, Fairy Cave and Cave Swallow. Although all caves have fantastic shapes of stalactites, each cave has has its own story. For example, tells a legend the fairies took a bath in Fairy flow inside the Fairy Cave.


To the market in Meo Vac


The best visiting time is between September and November.




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