Dong Van Ha Giang, a mountainous district of Ha Giang province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam. Dong Van district covers an area of 447 km², offering some of the most beautiful off the beaten track holidays in northern Vietnam. Options include Dong Van hiking, trekking homestay, mountain biking, car trips, and scooter, motorbike tours.
Dong Van Ha Giang is about 6 hour drive from Ha Giang city. The road from Ha Giang to Dong Van goes up and downhill, offering beautiful view of local valleys. Dong Van travel highlights include the Dong Van old quarter, the Dong Van market, nice day treks around nearby minority villages.
Dong Van district is divided into 2 townships and 17 communes including Dong Van, Pho Bang, Ho Quang Phin, Lung Cu, Lung Phin, Lung Tao, Lung Thau, Ma Le, Pho Cao, Sa Phin, Sang Tung, Sinh Lung, Sung La, Sung Trai, Ta Lung, Ta Phin, thai Phin Tung, and Van Chai.
When to go
Climatically, Ha Giang province has two seasons, dry and monsoon, dependent on the altitude of the region. The two northern Indochinese climatic zones on the border influence the climate in that part of the province. The lower areas in the province comprise low hills, the Lo River Valley and the town of Ha Giang. In Cao Bo district, dry season lasts from mid-September until the end of May, and the balance period of the year is the rainy season. However, in Du Gia district the wet season sets in one month earlier.
The average annual temperature in Dong Van is 22.78 °C (73.00 °F); the monthly averages range from a low of 15.48 °C (59.86 °F) in January to a high of 27.88 °C (82.18 °F) in July. The annual rainfall in Dong Van is 2,430.1 millimetres (95.67 in); the monthly average varies from a low of 31.5 millimetres (1.24 in) in December to a high of 515.6 millimetres (20.30 in) in July. The average annual humidity level is 84%. More about Vietnam weather.
Getting to Dong Van
The best way to get to Dong Van from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Ha Giang city. From there, take either local bus or motor-taxi to Dong Van. Those who are on budget can take a public bus at My Dinh bus station in Hanoi. Hanoi Ha Giang city bus journey takes about 6-8 hours on road. There are both overnight buses and day buses from Hanoi to Ha Giang city.
Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Dong Van Vietnam.
What to do
There are plenty of hiking opportunities in and around Dong Van district, Vietnam’s best place for trekking. Discover the jungles, mountains and hill tribes around Dong Van Ha Giang on a hill tribe trek. Whether it is a single or multi day trek we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the jungle or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.
Dong Van is surrounded by mountains, rice fields and luxuriant forest. Cycling in Dong Van to discover Vietnam’s hidden places. Dong Van has some great roads offering some fantastic rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road and mountain bike tours around Dong Van and the region of Ha Giang, northeast Vietnam providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.
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