Ha Giang – Where to get Petrol

Petrolimex Garage in Dong Van, Ha Giang

Finding Petrol in Ha Giang It is not always the first thing that you think of when planning a motorbike tour, but petrol is something that you need to be sure is available. Many think of Ha Giang as a remote and isolated area and assume that they will need to carry petrol with them. […]

All About Ha Giang

Fairy Mountain in Ha Giang

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 […]

How to get a Ha Giang Permit

a little track up in Ha Giang

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. ..

Vietnam – Country Information

typical ochre school building in Hanoi

Before you visit Vietnam, why not find out a little bit more about the place? Knowing the basic details will make your trip so much more enjoyable. Below are some essential facts that we think will serve you well. More Basic Details Of Vietnam Country – Fact book– 54 groups of people– Weather & climate– Traditions, customs & rites– Main […]

Vietnam – Ethnic Groups

two cute kids say hi in Ha giang

Vietnam 54 Ethnic Groups Vietnam is a multi ethnic country with over fifty distinct groups (54 are recognized by the Vietnamese government), each with its own language, lifestyle, and cultural heritage.[1] Many of the local ethnic groups residing in mountain areas are known collectively in the West as Montagnard or Degar. The largest ethnic groups are: Kinh (Viet) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, Tai Ethnic 1.8%, Mường 1.5%, Khmer […]

Vietnam Factbook

a shrine just north of Hoan Kiem Lake

Before coming to Vietnam, why not find out a few facts and figures? This Vietnam Factbook can help you to understand the country and the people a little more and make your trip more enjoyable. Basic Information 54 Ethnic Groups Weather and climate Traditions, customs and rites Festivals, Holidays and Recreation Tales and Legends International […]