Things to do in Meo Vac

Lo Lo ethnic people

Meo Vac district is located in Northern mountainous place in Ha Giang Province, far from Hanoi about 480km. Meo Vac has a reputation for breathtaking nature beauties and unique ethnic tradition of which Dong Van karst plateau geopark and Ma Pi Leng pass are considered as highlights destinations where you can find a beautiful connection between nature and humans.

Indeed, there are so many things to do in Meo Vac that you can miss if not having plan yet. In order to avoid being regretful after your adventure, we suggest a list of must-visit places for you. In case that you do not take a tour, this article is really beneficial for you. Indochina bike tours

Breath-taking landscape in Meo Vac

Breath-taking landscape in Meo Vac -source: internet

Visiting Khau Vai love market

The Khau Vai Love Market Culture-Tourism Week is a cultural event held annually in May 13-16 in Meo Vac. The festival has held annually allowing ex-lovers to meet and has now become a tourist attraction from all over the country or foreign tourists. There are a lot of interesting activities such as goat, cow and nightingale fighting festivals, horse races and incense offering at two temples in Khau Vai Commune. Come here, tourists also have the opportunity to witness the Nung people’s betrothal ceremony, and experience traditional food of local ethnic minorities in the area.

In addition, you should not miss Meo Vac market in each Sunday early morning. Many ethnic people gather in this market to trade, exchange goods or make friend with each other. I am sure that you will fully enjoy the bustling atmosphere with various special goods and colorful clothes of participant.

A performance of ethnic people in love market

A performance of ethnic people in love market -source: internet

Stay overnight in an ethnic village

Each ethnic group have their own cultural highlights but that all are represented through their daily life and festivals such as: seasonal festival of Lo Lo ethnic, Drumming festival of Giay group, Long Tong festival of Tay ethnic.

Homestay in an ethnic village is an awesome experience that is worth to try once. There is always available homestay service in ethnic village for tourists with a cheap price. However, if you want to get more real experience, I suggest that you should to stay at local house. When staying with an ethnic family, you will have chance to understand their daily life, ask them about the destination and their unique culture. south Vietnam tour

Lo Lo ethnic people

Lo Lo ethnic people -source: internet

Dong Van stone plateau

Most of Meo Vac terrain is in the Stone Plateau of Dong Van with 1000m height above sea level. One special thing is that 80% of the plateau area is covered by rock with many high rocky peaks. This place is said to contain 400 million to 600 million year-old fossils. The stone plateau is recognized by the UNESCO as one of the 77 geological parks in the world, attracting thousands of tourists and scientists each year. You may find it interesting to admire the town in early morning when first rays of sunlight pierce through the veil of mist. It looks like a peaceful and fascinating watercolor painting.

Dong van stone plateau

Dong van stone plateau -source: internet

Visit Tu San Chasm

Tu San Chasm is located in the core of Dong Van karst plateau geopark, is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of Vietnam. Tu San is also considered as the deepest chasm in Southeast Asia. Driving along the Happiness route to Ma Pi Leng pass, you can easily find Tu San Chasm and the flow of the green Nho Que River-a masterpiece of nature. The green river flows gently in the bottom of impressive mountain range, creating a landscape like in a fairyland.

Tu San Chasm and Nho Que river

Tu San Chasm and Nho Que river -source: internet

Ride on Ma Pi Leng pass

Riding on Ma Pi Leng Pass would be one of the most interesting experiences in your adventure. It is about 20km length in the 200km length of Happiness Route. The construction of this road and especially this pass needed thousands of local workers and young volunteers working for 6 years. Ma Pi Leng Pass built completely for 11 months and became the most dangerous part of the route. Nowadays, Ma Pi Leng is considered as “King of all passes” because of its extreme danger and spectacular landscape.

Riding on this pass is the best way to enjoy not only the thrill of conquering the most dangerous road in Vietnam but also the wonders of nature that captivated many hearts of travelers. Please note that you shouldn’t try riding if you don’t have any experience. If you do, be prepared carefully before riding.

Ma Pi Leng pass

Ma Pi Leng pass -source: internet

With breathe-taking natural scenery but special traditional culture of ethnic minority group, Meo Vac will definitely satisfy any visitors. Traveling to Meo Vac will be an extraordinary and interesting experience for you from any places in Vietnam.

Description: the article is a list of place that tourist should consider for visiting. With detailed and honest information, the article will be a good guildline for visitor before coming to MeoVac.

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