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Ha Giang The Northernmost 

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The climate is divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry), although it tends to vary depending on altitude.Ha Giang is the ideal location to organize activities such as hiking and camping. Famous sites include Quang Ngan Waterfall and Than Thuy-Thien Bao National Frontier Pass.

Dong Van Highland is situated 1,025 m above sea level and is inhabited by the Tay ,Nung, Dzao and H’Mong ethnic groups. The temperature is approximately 1oC in winter and reaches 24oC on the hottest days. The plateau provides famous products such as Hau plums, peaches, and persimmons without seeds. Dong Van apples are as big as pears. In Dong Van, numerous valuable plants used for their medicinal value are found, including ginseng, anise, and cinnamon.

Dong Van has a lot to offer: mountains, forests, hidden grottoes and caves, multicoloured orchid forests, plum and peach trees, persimmon orchards, and more.

Visiting Dong Van, one can see Pho Bang, also called Pho Bang Street, which was built a long time ago and features multi-storey houses made of clay bricks and tile roofs.Visiting Dong Van on Sundays, one can shop in a very original mountain market where all kinds of goods and multicoloured clothes can be purchased.

Dong Van Sunday Market
Dong Van Highland,138km from Ha Giang,  is situated 1,025m above sea level and is inhabited by the Tay and H’Mong ethnic groups, especially White H'Mong. Dong Van Sunday market located right in town of Dong Van, is a very original mountain market where all kinds of goods and multicoloured clothes can be purchased.

Khau Vai love market, this happens once a year, often falls in May, where the colorful people gather for their old loves and new ones, and is the place where the tribes sell their local products like food, vegetable, local textiles.....  

Hoang Su Phi Sunday market
The regular Sunday Hoang Su Phi market, 107km from Ha Giang, is located right at the foot of Tay Con Linh mountain. Here you will see people from the Nung, Dao, Dao Ao Dai and Co Lao ethnic minority groups. They all walk through mountain paths and rough terrain from their mountain villages to the market to trade items and socialize. This market is one of the most isolated in Vietnam, so it has never been given much attention.

Meo Vac Sunday market
One of the most crowed and animated market in the region of Dong Van, 23km from Dong Van. All kinds of locally grown fruits and vegetables were on display, pears and plums in particular. In one corner livestock, mostly cows and goats, were being sold.

Lung Phin Sunday market, Every six days.
Lung Phin,127km from Ha Giang, is a different one which is rich local culture meaning. This is based on the date of 12 animal designations inclued Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare/Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep/Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. This market is held on every day of Monkey and Tiger.
From the late afternoon of the day before the people gather here from the surrounding areas and who have one night meeting friends who come from other villages. The old people talk about their family, children, works. While young people talk about love and marriage. Some of them would come with instruments and dance to warm up the cold night.
The morning begins earlier than normal day with sound of people talking, chatting, laughing, singing, steeping. Since the rooster announce first watch on all trails leading to the market.
The market is right on the hillside with some thatched huts where at the corner they tie animals.

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