Ha Giang City

ha giang city

Ha Giang city, located on the banks of the Lô River is the capital of Ha Giang Province, north east Vietnam. The city has an area of 135.33 km² and offers the most beautiful off the beaten track trekking tours in north Vietnam. If you look for Ha Giang treks, Ha Giang hikes, hiking Ha Giang Vietnam, Ha Giang trekking tours, Ha Giang hiking tours, Ha Giang trekking homestay you have just found the best place for hiking in Vietnam. We at Hiking Vietnam can arrange for you a private, guided Ha Giang trek at affordable price.

Ha Giang city map

Ha Giang city is divided into 5 wards and 3 communes including Tran Phu, Minh Khai, Nguyen Trai, Quang Trung, Ngoc Ha, Phuong Thien, Phuong Do, Ngoc Duong.


Up until the 19th century the settlement of Vi Xuyen, to the south of Hà Giang, was the principal market town in the area. Under the Nguyen dynasty the town of Ha Giang, in what is now the Tran Phu District, began to grow in size. In 1842 the town was included in the former Tuyen Quang Province. The town became an important French military outpost after 1886.

On August 12, 1991, The province of Ha Giang was re-established and separated from Tuyen Quang Province. When separated, Ha Giang Province contained 10 administrative units, and Ha Giang town became the provincial town of Ha Giang.

On September 27 of 2010, Ha Giang town was officially upgraded into a provincial city.

Getting there

The best way to get Ha Giang from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Ha Giang. Those who are on budget can take a public bus. Hanoi Ha Giang bus journey takes about 6-8 hours on road. There are both night buses and day buses from Hanoi to Ha Giang.

Booking a Ha Giang guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Ha Giang Vietnam.

Ha Giang weather

Climatically, Ha Giang 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 Lô 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 the provincial capital of Ha Giang 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 Ha Giang town 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%.

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Ha Giang tours

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