Ha Giang Travel – Discover the beauty of Ha Giang four seasons in four different shades

by Lam Pham

Ha Giang land has long been famous for its majestic natural landscape, beautiful terraced fields shimmering as in paintings or poetic buckwheat flower fields, etc. For travel enthusiasts, Karst Plateau summarizes the most beautiful season to travel to Ha Giang in 12 months to help you have a trip that suits your interests!

1. Introduce to Ha Giang

Ha Giang

Ha Giang is not only blessed with many landscapes admired by the world. But Ha Giang is also home to long-standing historical relics as well as the unique cultural beauty of 22 ethnic groups in the northern highlands. All have created an attractive attraction for tourist followers.

Ha Giang Province is located in the Northeast region, with an area of nearly 8,000 km2. This place is blessed with forests – mountains – rivers, and diverse ecosystems. This land always makes distant tourists fall in love with majestic places such as Ma Pi Leng Peak, Quan Ba Twin Mountains, and Tu San Gorge. Along with long-standing historical and cultural relics such as the old town and Dong Van rock plateau, ethnic villages with unique indigenous cultures. Therefore, Ha Giang is the ideal stop for you.

2. Ha Giang tourism in Spring (from January – March)

Spring in Ha Giang

Traveling to Ha Giang in the most beautiful season is called spring. Spring weather in Ha Giang is extremely pleasant and cool. This is the time for visitors to enjoy the fresh air and warm sunny days when traveling to Ha Giang. Besides, Ha Giang nature every degree in spring brings fresh, pure beauty and full of vitality.

Coming to Ha Giang at this time, you will admire the deep pink, peach, or white plum blossoms, pristine before the early spring rays. All have created a fresh and springy Ha Giang. Some famous ideal check-in places for you to see cherry blossoms blooming in Dong Van rock plateau such as Pho Bang, Lung Cu, Sung La, etc. 

See the brilliant peach blossom season in Ha Giang

Besides, spring is also a suitable time for traditional festivals of ethnic people living in Ha Giang such as:

  • Buffalo fighting festival: held in Trung Thanh commune, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province, usually in the middle of February
  • Long Tong festival of the Tay people: held on the 8th day of the first lunar month to pray for favorable weather and abundant harvest.
  • Gau Tao Festival: is one of the most important festivals of the Mong people, held from the 1st to the 15th day of the first lunar month.

3. Ha Giang tourism in Summer (from April – June)

I was mesmerized by the beauty of Ha Giang in the summer.

When entering summer, the temperature in Ha Giang is somewhat higher than in spring. However, Ha Giang’s weather is not too hot and uncomfortable compared to the northern plain provinces. The average summer temperature here hovers around 20 degrees Celsius, so it’s pretty cool even in the middle of summer.

Ha Giang’s summer transition not only brings golden sunny days throughout the village but also brings cool breezes to dispel the typical sweltering sunshine of summer. The most special highlight of Ha Giang land is not only the weather in summer but also the indescribably beautiful natural scenery, clear blue sky, and no smoke like the city.

In the summer of April, the famous Khau Vai (Meo Vac) love market takes place on the 27th day of the third lunar month every year. For young people, the Khau Vai love market has become a place to date and find a lover. In addition to love songs and leaf flute sounds, the love market also has many interesting folk games for everyone to participate in and special dishes such as Thang Co, Men Men, goat hot pot, etc.

Don’t forget to attend Khau Vai Love Market Festival when traveling to Ha Giang

Next to the famous love market, in May and June, people are busy preparing for the new crop season. The land of Ha Giang in the summer is adorned with sparkling, mysterious, and attractive colors that captivate tourists from all over. Tourists will admire the beauty of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi to see the meticulous and skillful work of the local people in this region. In addition, visitors can also stroll to see the flower fields in Pho Bang Valley.

4. Ha Giang tourism in Autumn (from August – October)

Ha Giang appears in autumn with the peaceful beauty of ripe golden rice flowers

Heaven and earth in Ha Giang turned autumn with many obvious changes. Ha Giang’s weather in autumn is not too hot and not too cold. Therefore, this is the time to attract a large number of tourists to visit. Ha Giang appears in autumn with the peaceful beauty of ripe golden rice flowers illuminated by the rays of autumn sun throughout Hang Su Phi terraces. All create a beautiful gold-plated picture like a foreboding place. Especially at the end of August and September, visitors can hunt clouds on the top of Ma Pi Leng. Admire the floating clouds that are unique to the high mountains.

You can also go to the lands with yellow chrysanthemums, and buckwheat flowers such as Sung La, and Lung Cu to take check-in photos. And if you have the opportunity to travel to Ha Giang in the autumn, you cannot miss the rice harvesting activities of the mountainous people. After harvesting, people will pound rice and start eating new rice. This is one of the traditional cultural festivals held annually in Ha Giang on every occasion of rice ripening.

You cannot miss the rice harvesting activities of the mountainous people

5. Ha Giang tourism in Winter (from October – December)

Due to its high mountain location, when in winter, Ha Giang will receive cold air with a lower temperature than the plains. Therefore, the winter climate here is considered harsh.

Different from the atmosphere of spring, autumn, and summer, the space of Ha Giang in winter is quiet. The weather is somewhat dry and cold, in some higher areas there will be snow and ice. However, traveling to Ha Giang this season, you will be amazed by the beautiful natural scenery, and the brilliant buckwheat flower field with pink covering the warmth of the sky.

The brilliant buckwheat flower field with pink covering the warmth of the sky

One of the most beautiful flowering seasons in Ha Giang is the buckwheat flower season. This is the symbol of the beauty of Ha Giang. November is also when buckwheat flowers bloom most beautifully. Flowers grow between cliffs, on mountain slopes, or along village roads. Everywhere you see the sweet pink of this petite flower. You can visit, and check in at places such as Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Fox Street, Sung La, etc.

Tourists can visit Ha Giang at any time of the year. Each Ha Giang season has an attraction, a distinct nuance that attracts visitors to this place. Traveling to Ha Giang will definitely be an extremely interesting and wonderful experience for you.

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