Ha Giang in the eyes of a Tay man


Hoang An is in love with spring, flowers, and the idyllic pace of life on the rocky plateau.

Hoang An (real name Hoang Van Hoan), 34 years old, is a Tay born and raised in Ha Giang. With a guy who loves to travel and take pictures of the film, Ha Giang is most attractive in spring when he puts on a brilliant new shirt. On the photo is Lao Xa village, Sung La commune, Dong Van district, filled with canola flowers at the beginning of the year. Lao Xa is located separate from National Highway 4C, so it is not known to many tourists. This place still keeps the natural beauty quite intact.

Canola flower season attracts tourists at Lung Cam cultural village, Sung La commune, Dong Van district. Golden cabbage not only creates a tourist landscape but also has a long association with local life. After being harvested, rapeseed is used to process cooking oil and mustard, increasing people’s income.

Children in Lung Cam. It is not difficult for tourists to catch the children carrying a basket of bright yellow and white mustard greens during their visit to Ha Giang in the spring.

Spring colors at Lo Lo Chai , a village located at the foot of Dragon Mountain, Lung Cu commune, Dong Van district, about 1 km from Lung Cu flagpole.

Hoang An is currently the director of a travel company. Not only providing tours, Hoang An also promotes Ha Giang tourism by providing free advice on forums and Facebook groups.

“I have lived and spent many springs in Ha Giang, but the feeling in my heart is still indescribable. The scenery is simple and familiar, but through each tour of tour guides or photography, I see a new perspective, a new experience. “, he shared.

H’Mong girl in a colorful floral dress. Ha Giang is home to a large number of ethnic minorities living such as H’Mong, Dao, Tay, Nung, Lo Lo… The ethnic communities here retain their traditional cultural features and become ” typical tourism products, attracting domestic and foreign tourists to Ha Giang.

Pho Bang town, Dong Van district on the occasion of spring. From the center of Dong Van district, visitors go back about 20 km, through Sung La valley, then from National Highway 4C turn 5 km to Pho Bang. Exploring the town, visitors will see houses with walls, mixed with Chinese architecture with tiled roofs, rustic wooden doors, red lanterns hanging high in front of the door, interspersed with high-rise buildings.

A glimpse of Lao Xa with peach blossoms dotted on the walled house and stone fence. What Hoang An worries about is that this scene is not as much as it used to be. “I will try harder to work with the people to preserve the inherent identities, support free advice for tourists to have the best trip to Ha Giang”, Hoang An said.

The road through Pho Cao in faded peach and plum blossoms. Pho Cao is located on Highway 4C, more than 30 km from the center of Dong Van town. Every time I pass by here, Hoang An always feels like a small street leading home, familiar and full of love.

“I love the land I live in every day. In spring, I love the vibrant pink color of peach blossoms, the white color of plum blossoms, all of which seem to blend in with the chilly weather and leave everyone with indescribable sorrows”, Hoang An confided.

Du Gia, Yen Minh district, in the rice flower season, many people call it “the season of carpentry to light the fire”. Rice flowers in Ha Giang bloom in early March, following the previous peach blossom season. The territory of Yen Minh district, along National Highway 4C leading to Dong Van center and the way back from Meo Vac district, along the two hillsides of Nho Que stream is the place with the most rice flowers.

Spring in Ha Giang today is changing a lot. Instead of letting tourists ask to buy peach and plum trees to bring back, people are now more aware of preserving the colors of the plateau. In some places, people also contribute, buy manure and seeds to plant, create the flower season, to serve tourists.

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