Introducing Ha Giang Province
Ha Giang is the final frontier in northern Vietnam, a lunar 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 Dong Van and Meo Vac is quite mind-blowing. Ha Giang should be one of the most popular destinations in this region, but its proximity to the Chinese border still requires a travel permit, and the bureaucratic baloney keeps most at bay. However, roads are slowly improving, and the slight hassles of scoring a permit are effortlessly offset by some of Indochina’s most jaw-dropping scenery.
Northern Vietnam Encounter
The remote and rugged mountains of Vietnam's north-west are home to some of South-East Asia’s most beautiful scenery and fascinating people. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind, catch a train to Lao Cai before traversing the bumpy mountain roads to Sapa, Ha Giang and the lands near the Chinese border.