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Sung La village

There are many Trekking tours from Sung La village – Sung La valley.

Sung La, which is on the road leading to the northern most point at the border of Vietnam and China, is located down a valley, on the national road 4C connecting two of the most famous tourist spots of the province: Dong Van town and the house of Vuong Chinh Duc, who was King of the minority people in Ha Giang. The beautiful village is home to H’Mong people, one of the most populous minority groups in the country. Villagers can speak Chinese in addition to their native language.

Like other villages of minority people, villagers plant corn and other staples. But what is different here is that there are rose fields that cover almost all of the nearby area, with harvested roses will be taken to big cities like Hanoi. The temperate weather is perfect for rose planting but the magnificent scene of millions of red roses opening up their velvet petals to receive the sunlight is just an illusion as villagers will harvest the bud to sell to big city dwellers.

Because of the location, every black, stone house in the village is usually covered by white fog in the morning and in the late afternoon. The sun struggles to shine through the whole valley and the village but even so, the scene is somewhat dreamlike.

Due to its location which is light years away from modern life in big cities, Sung La was chosen as the location for the award-winning movie Pao’s Story. Since then Sung La has become a popular destination for travelers looking for something different and of course movie buffs.

Travel guide to remote Ha Giang province including Dong Van and Meo Vac with tourist information, suggestions, reviews and ideas. There is possibility to explore the province by local buses or by renting car with a driver. However, most tourist is probably doing the discovery of Ha Giang province by motorbike. There are a number of motorbike rental agencies in Ha Giang Town. As the province is getting more and more people discovering the province it can be good to book in advance, particular in October and November when the province also see the peak of local tourists.

Most travelers go on a loop of most northern Ha Giang (Tam Son, Yen Minh, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Lung Cu …). Note that the roads are tarmacked almost throughout, but they are narrow, winding, going steep both up and down and with potholes here and there and hence quite demanding to drive. For a motorbike tour try to allocate at least 3 days.

Many areas is also good for trekking.

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