Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark in Ha Giang, northern Vietnam.

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Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark – a spectacular place in the UNESCO list.

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is defined as a nationally protected area containing a number of geological heritage sites of particular significance. Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark was written in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010 as vietnam’s 1st geopark & it is a trang chủ to 17 ethnic groups that create the unique và rich cultural heritage of this area. This place has recently become more famous thanks to the Ha Giang motorbike loop.
From the road QL4C you will see these sceneries of the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark.

How khổng lồ travel in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark? You can travel by motorbike.

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icon-angle-double-right Drive carefully và slowly, roads are unpredictable!icon-angle-double-right vì chưng not drive there on the automatic scooter!icon-angle-double-right If you can, avoid the rainy days (possible landslides)!

In the monsoon season (summer months) there is a risk of landslides, so it is good khổng lồ choose a suitable và dry season (autumn – winter), but you can travel on a motorbike throughout the year. As an international tourist you have khổng lồ own an international driving license, you may be checked by the police and they will be requre this licence. Before you start your motorbike trip in Ha Giang kiểm tra carefully current weather và also your motorbike.
If you are an experienced driver, you can travel by motorbike through the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark.

What are the other travel options in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark?

If you vì not want or can not travel by motorbike, there are another ways khổng lồ travel this geopark:

1. Professional motorcycle driver/tourist guide:

You vày not have khổng lồ drive a motorbike if you can not or you are scared. Just hire a professional motorcycle driver/guide. You become a co-driver, you do not drive, you only sit and watch the scenery. These drivers know this place and sometimes they can partly adapt lớn your requirements. These trips can be provided by some motorbike rentals in Ha Giang town. You often drive a well-known „Ha Giang Motorbike Loop“, a well-known circuit in this province.

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2. Tourist agency:

There are various travel agencies that can arrange a multi-day sightseeing tour/trip in Ha Giang province. Minibuses/vans/limousines are often used for these trips. The advantage is, you vì chưng not have to lớn worry about anything, these tourist agencies organize everything, the disadvantage is the higher price of these trips. A number of tourist agencies in Hanoi offer such trips to lớn Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark.

3. Travel by local bus:

You can also travel by local buses. But it’s not so easy as it may seem. You will always have khổng lồ find out on site, when and if the bus will go. Ask at the hotel/guesthouse, often they have such information. It still works so that you can wait for the bus in the center of the town và stop by waving the passing bus. However, the numbers of buses are limited, drivers usually drive dangerously, & travel by bus can take a lot of time, buses often stop, unload and load various goods & carry other items. If the smaller buses are full – it is not really so comfortable.
You will be traveling through the various ethnic villages in the Dong Van Karst Geopark.

What are the roads in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark in Ha Giang?

The main road – QL4C (Ha Giang – Dong Van – Bao Lac) – It is necessary lớn take the fact that it is a road leading across mountain areas, but this road is quite decent, but there may be sections that are under constant repair (eg. From Meo Vac khổng lồ Bao Lac). Some smaller sections may also be damaged and there may be some holes. It is important khổng lồ drive slowly và very carefully, everywhere in Ha Giang province. Secondary roads – these roads may not be in good condition và can be damaged. However, for example, the secondary road from Dong Van khổng lồ Lung Cu (via Mã Lé) is in very good condition.

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What is the weather and when to lớn visit Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark?

Almost the entire Dong Van Karst Geopark is covered by the endless homolithic hills và mountains.

What khổng lồ see and visit in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark in Ha Giang?

The main tourist places in Dong Van Karst Geopark include:

1. Quan tía – Tam Son town (Fairy Mountain – teo Tien)2. Tham Ma Pass3. The Palace of Hmong Kings in Sá Phin4. Ma Pi Leng Pass (Tu San Canyon)5. Lung Cu Flag Tower6. Ethnic markets, ethnic villages…

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is also a place of many various ethnic markets.

Where khổng lồ stay in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark? Homestay or hotel?

There are various local homestays, hotels or guesthouses almost in every small town or village. Dong Van Karst Geopark in Ha Giang province is a large area and you will be probably traveling in these 4 districts – quan lại Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van & Meo Vac. Ha Giang town will be your starting site for exploring geopark. You should definitely try to lớn stay in local homestay – it is a great experience.

▶ Accommodation in quan lại Ba▶ Accommodation in Yen Minh▶ Accommodation in Dong Van▶ Accommodation in Meo Vac▶ Accommodation in Ha Giang

Homestay in Dong Van town.

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