Mai Chau | Destination Guide

Overview Introduce the place. Say where it’s located, and summarise its main selling points, and anything unique about it. Activity 1 These Activities will likely correspond to map markers you’ve made on the map above, which should probably be a map of the destination and the activities around there, rather than a route guide, since […]

Sa Phin Market

Dong Van, in Ha Giang, North Vietnam

Sa Phin Market You can get to Xa Phin market when coming from Yen Minh on the QL4C but it is likely that you will arrive too late in the day to see anything. More likely is that you will back track from Dong Van to get to the market and then head up to […]

Lung Phin Market

Small house set in valley in Vietnam

Lung Phin Market The stereotypical image of Ha Giang is one of rocky limestone outcrops and ethnic people. Another image synonymous with Ha Giang and these people is that of the open market. The place where locals come to meet, trade, eat, drink and socialize usually once a week but sometimes once a year for […]

Bac Sum Pass – Ha Giang

cool windy road between Ha Giang and Dong Van

Bac Sum Pass This is going to be your first challenge on the loop. You will have skirted along the Lo River for some distance and gotten used to the traffic or lack of. Watch out for buffalo, farmers and children all not paying too much attention to you. After enjoying that 30km of calm […]

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

Lung Tam linen Weaving Co-Op is a fascinating project that has been running for over 20yrs, changing the lives and the community of the local H’mong people in Lung Tam.

Heaven’s Gate – Quan Ba

Ha Giang Fairy Hills

Heaven’s Gate and Fairy Mountains Around 45km out from Ha Giang City you will be in Quyet Tien Village and you may have stopped off for a quick break and a drink. If so, you will see the climb up to Heaven’s Gate. You could easily skip Quyet Tien and go straight up to the […]

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…

Motorbike Rental – Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

Motorbike rental bikes outside a homestay

There are lots of places for motorbike rental in Mai Chau. Just ask your hotel. If they can’t help you, then you can try to contact one of the places below. First of all, let VietNomad offer some advice. [toc] Motorbike Rental Do’s and Don’t’s If you have never driven before, VIETNAM IS NOT THE […]