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Where is Ha Giang Province - Location, History and Tourist Attraction?

Where is Ha Giang Province

Ha Giang Province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, in the Northeast region of the country.


The province is bordered by Cao Bang in the east, Yen Bai and Lao Cai in the west, Tuyen Quang in the south and has a border with China to the north.



Ha Giang has a total natural area of up to 7,884.37 km2, with the largest width from east to west is 115 km and from north to south is 137 km as the crow flies.


The northernmost point of Ha Giang province is about 3 km east of Lung Cu, and this is also the northernmost point of the whole country, making Ha Giang known as the first land of the Fatherland.



History of Ha Giang Province:

Ha Giang is one of 15 ministries belonging to Lac Viet nation from the Hung Kings period. During the period when An Duong Vuong founded the country of U Lac, Ha Giang belonged to the Tay Vu tribe.




Then, during the one thousand years of Northern slavery, Ha Giang remained in Tay Vu district of Giao Chi district. During the Ly Dynasty, this area belonged to Binh Nguyen Province and was first mentioned in an inscription on the bell of Sung Khanh Pagoda.



On August 20, 1891, Ha Giang province was newly established and then merged with Tuyen Quang province to form military zone 3 (full name is the Third Dao Quan binh). However, after the country's independence, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces were separated to form two separate provinces.


Ha Giang Province Topography:

Ha Giang has a terrain mainly plateau with high mountains such as Tay Con Linh peak and Kieu Lieu Ti mountain. The topography of the province is divided into 3 regions:



1. The area close to the Tropic of Cancer is a rocky highland, also known as the Dong Van Plateau. Dong Van, Yen Minh, Quan Ba and Meo Vac districts mainly have karst terrain with many massive limestone mountains.


2. The western region is a mountainous area belonging to the massif upstream of the Chay river, including Xin Man and Hoang Su Phi districts. The terrain here has pear-shaped or semi-arched forms, and there are also steep and corrugated forms.

3. The area extending from Bac Me district, Ha Giang city through Vi Xuyen district to Bac Quang district is a low mountain area. The terrain in this area is flatter with old growth forest and valleys located along rivers and streams.



Famous Tourist Attractions In Ha Giang:

Ha Giang promises to be an attractive destination for tourists because of its beautiful and diverse natural landscape. Some famous attractions in Ha Giang include:



1. Dong Van Stone Plateau: Recognized as a Global Geopark by UNESCO, this rocky area contains many geological and stratigraphic heritages, bringing back the history of the Earth's development.


2. Heaven Gate and Quan Ba Twin Mountain: Quan Ba Heaven Gate is the gateway to Dong Van Stone Plateau, and Co Tien Twin Mountain is associated with a touching legend.


3. Ma Pi Leng Pass: As one of the four famous peaks in Vietnam, this pass road is steep and dangerous, attracting tourists who want to try their best.


4. Yen Minh Pine Forest: Dubbed as miniature Da Lat, Yen Minh pine forest brings a fresh and cool atmosphere to visitors.


5. Sung La Valley: As a flower in the heart of the rocky plateau, Sung La valley attracts many tourists by the majestic beauty of the surrounding rocky plateaus. Visitors can admire hundreds of flowers in bloom and discover the customs and living habits of indigenous peoples in traditional houses.


6. Lung Cu Flagpole: Lung Cu Flagpole is a national flagpole located on the top of Lung Cu mountain, also known as Long Son (Dragon Mountain). This is the first place of the country, the first point of the S-shaped strip of land and about 3.3 km from the pole of Vietnam in a straight line.

With beautiful natural landscapes and majestic scenery, Ha Giang attracts tourists who love to explore, learn about culture and enjoy beautiful scenery. If you want to experience memorable moments and explore this fascinating land, plan a trip to Ha Giang.

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