Sung La Valley – The beautiful flower of the rocky plateau, Ha Giang

by Lam Pham

Ha Giang has always been one of the floating lands with majestic beauty and rolling mountains. On that land, there is a valley known as a flower blooming on the rock among the mountains and forests of the Northeast, which is the Sung La Valley. Let’s visit this tourist destination with Karst Plateau to see what is interesting!

1. Introduction to Sung La Valley

This place is like a muse lying in the middle of the majestic mountains

Sung La is located on National Highway 4C, 20km from Dong Van district and 127km from Ha Giang city. This place is known as one of the most beautiful buckwheat flower-viewing valleys of Ha Giang. This place is like a muse lying in the middle of the majestic mountains. Looking down from above, Sung La is in full bloom with extremely beautiful buckwheat flowers.

Currently, Sung La Valley is an increasingly popular tourist destination, especially for young people and foreign tourists. Moreover, this place became increasingly famous when it was the setting in the movie “Chuyen cua Pao” which was extremely loved by many audiences in 2005. The film portrays the poetic beauty of the sincere and rustic local ethnic people of this land where the rocks bloom.

2. Where should you see Sung La Valley in Ha Giang? Which season should you go?

2.1 Where should you see Sung La Valley in Ha Giang?

Scenery of Sung La seen from above

Pho Bang Junction is the best place to have a panoramic view of Sung La panorama. To get to this place, you have to go from the direction of Yen Minh to Dong Van town. Pho Bang junction is the name of the highest point on the pass surrounding the valley. This place is known as the most beautiful place in the entire famous Dong Van rock plateau. From here, it is possible to admire the beauty of a watercolor painting by Sung La. With the serenity of the scenery, the abundance of plants, and the freshness of the air. The natural scenery here is also dotted with sturdy wooden houses that have darkened over time. In addition, the undulating rocky mountains also look very poetic and magnificent

2.2 Which season should you go?

You should visit Sung La Valley in spring because this is the most beautiful time of the year

You should visit Sung La Valley in spring. Because this is the most beautiful time of the year for this tourist destination. In the weather of the first days of the new year, the fields of flowers bloom and show off their colors on the ground full of harsh stones. It turning the coldness of the scenery into a charming love song of heaven and earth.

3. How to get to Sung La Valley

From Ha Giang city to Sung La valley, it takes about 2 hours to travel via route 4C

Visitors can travel and have fun by taxi or motorbike:

Taxis are a suitable means of transportation for families and groups of friends. In Ha Giang, there are many taxi companies for you to choose from such as Mai Linh Taxi, Thanh Cong Taxi, and Ha Giang Taxi at a relatively low price

Because the terrain is constantly steep and there are many sharp curves, motorbikes are the most popular type of transportation for many people. Motorbike rental services in Ha Giang are also very diverse and easy for you to choose. However, you should check the car carefully before running and should choose quality car rental addresses. Some car rental spots that you can refer to such as Hong Dao car rental, Hang Thuong motorbike rental, etc. 

4. Beautiful places to visit in Sung La Valley

4.1 Experience the beauty of local culture

When you come here, you will immerse yourself in the unique culture of the local people

Coming to Sung La Valley, you should not miss visiting Lung Cam cultural village. This is a beautiful small village consisting of more than 60 households living in Sung La commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang. The village has a history of more than 100 years and is now a community cultural tourism destination that attracts many tourists to come and experience.

When you come here, you will immerse yourself in the unique culture of the local people. You will wear colorful ethnic costumes with attractive patterns. Besides, you can also experience the lively dances and songs of the parties or festivals. In addition, you can visit and admire the beauty of the H’Mong people’s houses, with their wooden railings, walls, and tile roofs that have been dyed in the moss color of time.

4.2 Admire the blooming flowers

Beautiful buckwheat flower field in Sung La

When you come to Sung La Valley, the first thing you feel is the extremely fresh and pleasant air, and above all, the strange peace of the valley. The most impressive thing for you may be the majesty of the towering cat-ear rock mountains that create the wildness of this place. In the distance, you will see rice fields interspersed between the mountains and sincere and rustic people working in the fields.

Sung La Valley with large boulders still soaring, the land is only full of rocks, so it is very difficult for trees to develop comprehensively. However, when you come here, the colorful natural space of flowers and grass will overwhelm you. Especially around October and November, the beauty of buckwheat flowers will really impress you.

In addition, you can also go to the valley around December. At this time you can see the beauty of white and yellow mustard flowers. Or you can also come in the first months of the year to see the forest peach blossoms blooming, filled with the fragrance of nature. Nature has bestowed on Sung La a wonderful scenery between the majestic mountains and the delicate flowers and grasses, a contrast but extremely harmonious.

4.3 Check in to Pao’s house

The house was used as the setting for the movie Chuyen cua Pao

If you have seen the movie “Nha cua Pao” in 2005, there is definitely a place that you must visit when coming to Sung La Valley. It was Pao’s house, which was used as the setting for the film. This is also the check-in place that many young people love when coming to Sung La.

This house is very rustic, with a front yard and fence made of stone and a beautiful yin and yang tile. This place also grows plum and peach trees, so at the beginning of the year you will see the brilliant flowers in front of the house.

Here you can transform into an ancient, rustic space like in the movie, or you can also use colorful outfits to create a highlight for your photos. What you need when you come to Pao’s house is a spirit and a capacitive phone or camera so that you get amazing one-of-a-kind photos.

 Hopefully, through this article, you have full information about the Sung La Valley of Ha Giang. And most of all, Karst Plateau wishes you an enjoyable vacation with great experiences here. Additionally, Ha Giang boasts many other must-see attractions such as Cat King Mansion, Lung Khuy Cave, Noong Lake, Quan Ba Heavenly Gate, etc.


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