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Ha Giang Happiness Road - The most legendary road of the 20th century

Content 26/02/2024 56

Ha Giang Happiness Road, where "stones and stones also bloom," is a very famous tourist destination in Ha Giang. The long, winding, beautiful road is shaking up the "traveling" world at home and abroad. Let's explore this historical, sacred, and beautiful road with HoaBinh Tourist!

Learn a bit about Ha Giang happiness road

1. Where is the Ha Giang happiness road?

Happy Road is the name of the route on National Highway 4C, starting around Milestone 0 of Ha Giang City and passing through 4 highland districts, including Yen Minh, Quan Ba, Dong Van, and Meo Vac. With a length of nearly 200 km, Ha Giang's road of happiness brings together all the quintessence and wonderful beauty of the Northeast.

2. History of Ha Giang happiness road

Ha Giang Happiness Road started construction in September 1959; after 8 years, it was completed. The project has a total length of about 200 km, running through the Dong Van stone plateau and the top of Ma Pi Leng pass to Meo Vac.

The reason this road is called the "happy road" is because it is the result of sacrifices of both blood and flowers and is the tradition of strength and solidarity of the youth of 16 ethnic groups in 2 million days of work all the time. More than 1,300 young volunteers and more than 1,000 workers worked with very primitive tools—just hoes, shovels, crowbars, sledgehammers, etc.—in extremely difficult conditions, lacking food, drinking water, and even the harsh climate of the highlands (sometimes too hot, sometimes too cold).

However, they overcame everything, with the hands and minds of thousands of people, they opened the way to contribute to bringing a prosperous life to the nation and the people here. This can be considered a miracle that everyone traveling to Ha Giang must admire.

3. How to move to the Ha Giang happiness road

You can choose means of transportation such as self-sufficient travel by motorbike, rent a car, or take a bus. If you take a bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang, you can catch a bus at My Dinh bus station to go to the following bus companies: Hai Van, Hung Thanh, and Cau Me.

The route of travel is as follows:

  • Route 1: Hanoi – Vinh Phuc – Viet Tri – Tuyen Quang – Ham Yen – Bac Quang – Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang
  • Route 2: Hanoi – Son Tay – Trung Ha Bridge – Co Tiet – Phong Chau Bridge – Phu Tho – Doan Hung – Ham Yen – Bac Quang – Vi Xuyen – Ha Giang

From the center of Ha Giang City, continue to the northeast via Highway 4C to get there!

4. When is it appropriate to explore the path to the Ha Giang happiness road?

Any time of the year, this road is also a special journey for people who love backpacking in Ha Giang. Heaven Gate Pass, Bac Sum Pass, or Mau Due Pass are soaring and winding, always inspiring every driver. However, to be able to combine conquering the road and fully admiring the beauty of Ha Giang, you should arrange to go during the following times:

  • January–March: The season of peach blossoms, plum blossoms, and also horse fighting festivals, tong cage festivals, and longevity festivals of the Tay people. March is also the month when rice flowers bloom.
  • April: The shoulder-sewing love market of the Mong ethnic people takes place; this place bustles with a joyful atmosphere of couples dating.
  • May–June: A captivating moment, everyone falls in love with Ha Giang's flood season. Each terraced field sparkles in the sunlight, like large mirrors illuminating the land and sky of the Northeast.
  • August–September: Admire the terraced fields in the ripe rice season, listen to the sound of the wind mixed with the sweet scent of ripe rice. The vast scenery of golden rice fields stretching to the horizon makes everyone fall in love.
  • October–November: The golden time to admire the dreamy Ha Giang Buckwheat Flower Season.
  • December: This is the moment when the yellow broccoli blooms 'color' with the golden sunlight. The cool space at that time was very suitable for enjoying bowls of Thang Co, and sipping cups of ethnic corn wine.

Panoramic view of the beautiful and happy road between the majestic land and sky of Ha Giang

This place is always known as the most beautiful road in Ha Giang, so what makes the unique beauty of this road here? Upon entering the path, you will be fascinated by the beauty of the rhododendron flower and the white color of the Ban flower on the high mountain peaks. In addition, you will admire the beauty of the highlands on the high road and enjoy the natural picture of this place as you continue to conquer the nearly 200 km long distance.

Ha Giang happiness road always seems to know how to please visitors, with its beauty changing with the seasons. In winter, the road has the gray-black color of clouds and mist. In the summer, the rays of sunlight shine through, making the road seem bright. From September to November, the road attracts tourists with the yellow color of ripe rice and the pink and purple colors of buckwheat flowers.

Some check-in points when passing through the Ha Giang happiness road

1. Ma Pi Leng Pass

Ma Pi Leng Pass is located on the happy road of Ha Giang. When you reach the highest point of the pass, the entire panorama of the Dong Van stone plateau is captured in your sight. Majestic mountain scenery with steep cliffs on one side and the deep abyss of the Nho Que River with emerald green water on the other.

On the way to conquer Ma Pi Leng Pass, there is a stop for visitors to rest and enjoy the scenery. The protruding and craggy cliff in the middle of the cliff is a favorite check-in point for many young people. When standing here, you will be able to see the entire view of the mountains, forests, and rivers at the foot of the pass. Or the scene of terraced fields on both sides of the road, like rippling silk, is also a check-in point that you should not miss!

2. Pao's house

Just follow Highway 4C; through the Ha Giang happiness road, you can immediately see the house that appeared in the famous TV series - Pao's House. The house is a miniature picture of the life of the Mong people, both wild and containing a strangely pure beauty. The space of the house is walled with wooden doors, stone porches, tile troughs, etc. On the porch are decorated baskets of mustard flowers for guests to take photos.

3. Lung Cu flagpole

Follow Highway 4C up northeast for about 160km and go another 40 km of asphalt road, and you will reach Lung Cu Peak. Standing out is the national flagpole, shaped like the Hanoi flagpole, looking like a tower from afar, surrounded by majestic, endless mountain and forest landscapes. Seen from below, the Lung Cu flagpole stands tall on the top of the mountain, and the yellow star flag flutters in the wind, a sight that makes many tourists extremely proud!

Some notes when exploring Ha Giang happiness road

  • When choosing to explore the Happiness Road, you absolutely should not go at night, because the pass at night is very dangerous and empty of people.
  • If you're riding a motorcycle for backpacking, the steering wheel must be steady; don't go too fast; pay attention to the road; and especially pay attention to the bends.
  • Before going, make sure to prepare enough protective gear, food, and water, and carefully check that your tank is full of gas and has no damage.

With such a beautiful and historically meaningful road, why don't you hesitate to schedule a date to explore the happy road of Ha Giang? To have the most attractive experiences when visiting Ha Giang, please contact HoaBinh Tourist through the hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for 24/7 advice and support.


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