Gateway to Heaven
Traveling on the 4C highway, you’ll catch your first glimpse of the Dong Van plateau upon reaching a spectacular pass befittingly named “Heavens’ Gate.” There you’ll find dazzling scenery with lush green valleys and mountains as far as the eye can see. Crossing the Gate will bring you to Quan Ba, the first town on your journey to the plateau.
Where to go
The Fairy Bosoms
Under Heaven’s Gate lies a curious scene: Nature endowed Quan Ba with this perfect pair of “twin mountains” that provokes the imagination of anyone who sets eyes on it.
Thach Son Than
Venerated by the locals, the “Rocky Mountain Gods” are a series of 7 limestone rocks shaped as if nature had carved statues out of stone and put them there herself. Mysteriously, the rock pillars stand alone in the midst of a flat valley, while elsewhere they would belong to massive “stone forests”
Things to do
Try the Dao people’s herbal bath recipe
Immerse yourself in a hot bath of fragrant water made from herbs from the mountains of Ha Giang. Prepared according to the traditional recipes perfected by generations of the Dao people, this hot bath rejuvenates your body and mind.
Try the unique linen products of the Hmong people
Handmade from 100% natural materials by a cooperative of Hmong women, the products of Lung Tam village are renowned for their beauty and sophistication. Drop by and find yourself a gift you cannot forget!
Where to stay and eat
Authentic experience with the Dao people
Live the tradition: Stay in a stilted wooden house. Sit by the fireside and try a piece of smoked buffalo. Enjoy the food and try a shot of local spirits with the hosts.