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Thong Nguyen Village: Admire The Charming Natural Landscape Of Ha Giang

Thong Nguyen Village in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

Thong Nguyen is a charming village located in Hoang Su Phi, in the Ha Giang province of northern Vietnam. Known for its picturesque landscapes, this village is surrounded by vast rice terraces that create a breathtaking natural tableau. These terraces, carved into the mountainsides, are a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of the local ethnic groups, and they change colors with the seasons, from vibrant green to shimmering gold. Hikers and nature enthusiasts will find a true paradise here, with numerous winding passes of the Ha Giang Loop. Thong Nguyen Village promises an unforgettable experience, far from the hustle and bustle of Vietnam's big cities.

I. Introduction to Thong Nguyen Village, Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

Thong Nguyen Village (Vietnamese name: Thông Nguyên) is located on the border between Vietnam and China, in the Hoang Su Phi district, Ha Giang province.
With its mountainous terrain, the journey from the city center of Ha Giang to Thong Nguyen Village is quite challenging. However, the landscapes and nature in Thong Nguyen remain wild and majestic, offering a panoramic view of Hoang Su Phi rice terraces. This is why more and more tourists wish to visit Thong Nguyen Village during their authentic trip to Ha Giang.
Hoang Su Phi rice terraces in Ha Giang

Furthermore, Thong Nguyen Village is the convergence of three major streams: Nam Ong, Phin Ho, and Nam Khoa. As a result, Thong Nguyen benefits from extremely fertile lands and lush vegetation. The population of Thong Nguyen Village is mainly composed of the La Chi and Dao ethnic groups, whose primary economic activity is agriculture, with rice and maize cultivation.


II. How to get to Thong Nguyen Village in Ha Giang?

There are many ways to get to Thong Nguyen Village. First, you need to travel by road to Ha Giang from the northern provinces of Vietnam, such as Hanoi.

You can choose to travel by bus. There are many routes available, so you can take a bus at any time of the day. A tip would be to take an evening bus from Hanoi, so you arrive early in the morning in Ha Giang city center.

In Ha Giang, you can book a motorcycle tour to conquer the Ha Giang loop and visit sites, including Thong Nguyen Village. If you prefer to move freely, you can rent a motorcycle in Ha Giang city center to drive yourself. Note that you will have to cross winding passes, with one side overlooking cliffs, so you need to be a good motorcycle driver to choose this option.

To make your first visit to Ha Giang easier, I recommend booking a Ha Giang loop tour from Hanoi package, including accommodation, transportation, a driver, and a local guide. You will save time and effort on getting around. Additionally, your guide will give you detailed introductions to the sites to visit, and you can enjoy activities and meals suggested by the locals.

You can contact Autour Asia, your Vietnam travel company, for a consultant to help you organize a trip tailored to your preferences.

III. What to do in Thong Nguyen Village, Hoang Su Phi?

1. Admire Hoang Su Phi rice terraces

Located in the Hoang Su Phi region, visitors will undoubtedly be amazed by the vast rice terraces. Especially when visiting Thong Nguyen Village, you will have the chance to admire Hoang Su Phi from above.

As a national heritage site in Vietnam, Hoang Su Phi rice terraces extend, winding along the mountainsides, blending with the trees to create a magnificent natural landscape.

The ideal time to travel to Thong Nguyen Village is from August to September. At this time, you can admire Hoang Su Phi rice terraces during the ripe rice season, covering the hills of Ha Giang with a golden color.

2. Taste Ha Giang tea at the Shan Tuyet tea hill

Shan Tuyet tea hill in Thong Nguyen Village

Thong Nguyen Village in Ha Giang also attracts tourists with its Shan Tuyet tea hill, which covers an area of 652 hectares. At the Shan Tuyet tea hill, you can admire the ancient tea trees that grow on the hill thanks to the fertile sediments from the streams, bringing a lush green color to this place.

The harvested tea leaves can be used directly to brew tea. You can savor the unique taste of the tea, very fragrant and slightly sweet, which can only be found at the Shan Tuyet tea hill in Ha Giang.

3. Visit Panhou Village Ecolodge Ha Giang
Biking at Panhou Village Ecolodge

In Thong Nguyen Village, there is a famous ecotourism site called Panhou, offering visitors a resort experience and authentic exploration activities in Ha Giang. The tourist site features houses built according to the traditional architecture of the Red Dao ethnic group. Panhou is surrounded by many trees, rivers, and lakes, making the natural scenery of this place extremely peaceful.

Regarding experiential activities, at Panhou, you can go hiking and explore the surrounding forest. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a hot mineral water bath prepared by the Dao people to boost your health, relax your mind, and recharge your energies for the next adventures on the Ha Giang loop.

4. Discover daily life in Thong Nguyen Village

Discover daily life in Thong Nguyen Village

Thong Nguyen Village, as well as the Hoang Su Phi region, is home to many ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Each ethnic group has its own distinct colors and characteristics, visible in their clothing, way of life, and daily activities.

In addition to admiring the beautiful and majestic landscapes of Ha Giang, you will have the opportunity to taste local specialties, experience the culture through festivals and celebrations, and witness the daily life of the villagers. This is an experience you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Thong Nguyen Village.

IV. Where to stay for a better experience in Thong Nguyen Village?

1. Hoang Su Phi Homestay Mong Ngua

Located in Thong Nguyen Village, Hoang Su Phi Mong Ngua Homestay is a well-regarded accommodation option in Ha Giang, Vietnam. This place offers rooms for tourists at around 40 USD per night.

Hoang Su Phi Homestay Mong Ngua

The homestay features 6 private rooms, all equipped with full amenities including air conditioning, internet, clean bathrooms, a large common living area, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Hoang Su Phi Mong Ngua Homestay is situated on the side of a hill, nestled against the mountain and overlooking the valley. Therefore, the rooms here offer a stunning view of the spectacular terraced rice fields of northwestern Vietnam.

2. Hoang Su Phi Binh Minh Homestay

This is a guesthouse belonging to a local Dao ethnic family. Therefore, the building is constructed in the traditional Dao architecture, offering a sense of closeness, warmth, and immersion in nature. The rooms are lovely bungalows, fully equipped to ensure the comfort of visitors.

Hoang Su Phi Binh Minh Homestay in Thong Nguyen Village

By staying at Binh Minh Homestay, visitors can discover and experience the unique aspects of Dao culture. You can participate in traditional festivals, taste culinary specialties, and engage in outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, cycling, and visiting neighboring villages.

3. Hoang Su Phi Lodge

Hoang Su Phi Lodge is a resort located in Thong Nguyen Village, nestled in the heart of the Dong Van karst plateau, Ha Giang. From here, visitors can admire the winding terraced rice fields, majestic mountain ranges, and ethnic minority villages.

Hoang Su Phi Lodge - Green Living in the Red Dao Culture of Thong Nguyen Village

Hoang Su Phi Lodge offers accommodation in traditional stilt houses of the Tay people. Visitors can participate in cultural activities such as brocade weaving, traditional cooking, and exchanges with the Tay people.

4. Hoang Su Phi Bungalow

Hoang Su Phi Bungalow is located amidst the rice terraces in Thong Nguyen Village, with the simple beauty of the countryside and thatched-roof houses.

Hoang Su Phi Bungalow in Thong Nguyen, Ha Giang

Hoang Su Phi Bungalow benefits from a favorable location, allowing visitors to easily reach famous tourist sites in Ha Giang, such as the Hoang Su Phi rice terraces, the Lung Cu flag tower, and the Hmong King's palace.

Hoang Su Phi Bungalow is considered one of the best places to relax in Thong Nguyen Village. This place offers the best services, allowing visitors to have wonderful experiences.

5. Panhou Retreat

Panhou is nestled amidst the majestic mountains of Hoang Su Phi district, Ha Giang province. The Panhou Retreat, an ideal place to stay, offers comfortable and convenient accommodation for visitors.

The hotel provides spacious and clean rooms with all amenities such as air conditioning, hot water, and WiFi. Additionally, the hotel serves delicious food and offers professional massage services.

Visitors can participate in many interesting activities at Panhou Retreat, such as hiking through the rice terraces, discovering the ethnic cultures in Thong Nguyen Village, tasting local dishes, and enjoying the fresh mountain air of Ha Giang.

Comfortable room at Panhou Retreat

If you have the opportunity to visit Thong Nguyen Village, take the time to explore every corner of this village to feel the beauty of a majestic, pristine, and poetic land. In Thong Nguyen, tourism is developing more and more, but the natural beauty and simplicity of the people are still preserved. Thus, exploring Thong Nguyen Village will be a memorable experience during your trip to Ha Giang.

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