All About Ha Giang

Buffaloes in Xuan Son National Park

The northernmost province of Vietnam on the border with Southern China. It is a hilly mountainous region and, therefore, has all the features you would expect, hills, mountains, changeable weather, harsh farming conditions and high poverty rates. It is the ‘Mecca’ for motorbike tourists in Vietnam as well as those that want to experience the […]

Cuc Bac Café/ Far North Cafe

Far North Cafe

So, you have travelled to the northernmost province of Vietnam and now you are at the northernmost point of that northernmost province. Why not have a cup of coffee in the northernmost café? About … Only 1.4Km from Lung Cu flag tower, and less than 1Km from the Vietnam/China border marker 419, lies this little […]

Mai Chau Sunset Hotel Review

Mai Chau Sunset Boutique Hotel Night time signage

Situated in Poom Coong village this is a great little spot with good food, soft beds and great service. Well worth a visit.

How to get to Cao Bang

Mai Chau Hideaway Kayaking

How to get to Cao Bang. What to do and where to stay on the way there. There are plenty of things to do in Cao Bang.

How to get a Ha Giang Permit

Mai Chau Sunset View

There is some debate over whether this needed or not. Strictly speaking, you do. This is how to get one if you decide to.

Rice Wine in Ha Giang

dragon statue in chua cao, chua thay

Rice wine is drunk almost as much as water up in the highlands of Ha Giang. What is it all about? Find out here. ..

Motorbike Rental in Ha Giang

Cat motors bikes

Motorbike rental in Ha Giang. Information on the nuts and bolts of rental helping you to get a decent bike and not have any problems.

Lung Tam Linen Weaving Co-Op

Ha Giang View Small Track

Take a short detour off the 4C towards Lung Tam Co-op, and whilst you are driving through lush green fields of flax you will begin to hear the clanking of looms. Here traditional H’Mong brocades are being woven. Directions Take the QL4c as you would normally to follow the loop. However, just after the sharp […]

Ha Giang – KM 0

incense offerings buring in chua thay

This is the perfect place to start your Ha Giang Loop tour. Stop here for a quick selfie before you get under way or hang out with the locals for a while…

Hanoi to Mai Chau – Quick Route

Small house set in valley in Vietnam

Quick Route – Hanoi / Mai Chau Mai Chau is great place for an overnight trip. A weekend away is a great idea at any time. If you can make it during the week, you will find it much more peaceful. It is possible to get to Mai Chau town very quickly. If you leave […]