Dong Van: old, adobe houses, rice harvest and exploring the mountain dirt roads on foot

Dong Van is a small town on the Ha Giang loop, near the border with China. What makes it different from other towns of the region is a historical centre … Continue reading Dong Van: old, adobe houses, rice harvest and exploring the mountain dirt roads on foot

On the Ha Giang loop: the great Meo Vac market and dramatic Ma Pi Leng Pass

Meo Vac is a small town in the northern Ha Giang region famous for an enormous market taking place every Sunday. Representatives of numerous ethnic minorities inhabiting the surrounding mountain … Continue reading On the Ha Giang loop: the great Meo Vac market and dramatic Ma Pi Leng Pass

Cross country hiking in Ha Giang: rice terraces, rice wine and leeches

Most of the people treat Ha Giang city just as a base, a starting point of the northern loop around Ha Giang region and do not spend time longer than … Continue reading Cross country hiking in Ha Giang: rice terraces, rice wine and leeches