“My first glimpse of the place that some call Shangri-La came on a brisk spring afternoon as we were careening along a narrow road hemmed in by sheer limestone walls. Our driver made a hairpin turn and all at once the landscape erupted into a sweep of dazzling slopes, serrated ridges and hanging valleys….”
— The New York Times —
Ha Giang, district by district
As a legend of the local La Chi people has it, Hoang Su Phi owes its unforgettable scenery to the yellow-bark tree. Come to Hoang Su Phi and witness spectacular sceneries year round, from the cloudy season during winter to the water season in early summer to the harvest season of September.
“Ha Giang is the final frontier in northern Vietnam, an amazing landscape of limestone pinnacles and granite outcrops. The far north of the province has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, and the trip between Yen Minh and Dong Van, and then across the Ma Pi Leng Pass to Meo Vac is quite mind-blowing.”
— Lonely Planet —
Roads of Ha Giang
The route from Pho Cao to Sung La with nine continuous curves as it is named. There is a myth that any couple if able to go through the pass will become husband and wife.
Xin Cai curves
Located on the dangerous pass with high rocky mountains on one side and deep gulf on the other side, down to Nho Que River and up to the farthest area of Dong Van plateau.
Tham Ma curves
The pass has continuous curves before heading from Yen Minh to Pho Cao.
Ma Pi Leng pass
The Ma Pi Leng pass is considered the most beautiful road in Vietnam and the King of the country’s mountain passes.
Pai Lung curves
Pai Lung Pass is part of Happiness Road in Pai Lung Commune. The unique pass has continuous curves surrounding by high mountains.
From Meo Vac to Yen Minh heading to Lung Phin, the distinctive pass will be in front of your eyes. The soft and winding M-shaped pass is surrounded by grey mountains.