Dong Van Rock Plateau
Dong Van Rock Plateau

Dong Van Karst Plateau, Ha Giang

 Dong Van Karst Plateau is located in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam. The plateau has the elevation from 1,400m to 1,600m above sea level and 80% of the surface consisted of rock. There is a high concentration of rocky mountain peaks of over 2,000m in the plateau.

There are 3 main routes to get to the Dong Van Plateau. Normally people travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang (320km) then climb uphill for 150km more on a spectacular mountainous road to Dong Van Old Town. The landscape is so beautiful as you leave Ha Giang City, climb up the hillsides at Quan Ba, then enter Yen Minh.

Mountains at Quan Ba, Ha Giang
Mountains at Quan Ba, Ha Giang

 

Can Ty, Quan Ba
Can Ty, Quan Ba

 

The Mien River at Quan Ba, Ha Giang
The Mien River at Quan Ba, Ha Giang

 

Yen Minh Town, Ha Giang, Vietnam
Yen Minh Town, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Another route to Dong Van Rock Plateau is to travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang (280km). Then travel on a high mountainous road with wild landscape all the way for 200km. The last leg of the journey is on a really steep mountain road to Meo Vac Town. From Meo Vac to Dong Van Town in the heart of the plateau, you’ll travel for 24km on one of the most stunning mountain pass in Vietnam – Ma Pi Leng Pass.

Meo Vac Sunday Market
Meo Vac Sunday Market

 

The amazing Ma Pi Leng Pass
The amazing Ma Pi Leng Pass, Meo Vac, Ha Giang

The third route to get to Dong Van Plateau is reserved for the adventurers who travel on motorbike or mountain-bike. You’ll have to travel on a bad mountainous road at Bac Me for 10km, then ascend a steep yet extremely scenic road to Du Gia Commune (Yen Minh District), then comes a wild road with captivating senery through Lung Ho, Ngam La, Mau Due, Sung Trai… You’ll be traveling through the heart of the rock plateau and you will certainly be dumbfounded by the ethereal beauty of nature. The total distance from Bac Me to Dong Van Town via this road is about 200km and you may have to overnight somewhere in between.

 

 Lung Ho Valley, Yen Minh
Lung Ho Valley, Yen Minh

 

Sung Trai, Dong Van
Sung Trai, Dong Van

 

Lung Phin, Dong Van
Lung Phin, Dong Van

 

Ho Quang Phin, Dong Van
Ho Quang Phin, Dong Van

 

dong-van-sinh-lung
Sinh Lung, Dong Van

 

 Ta Phin, Dong Van
Ta Phin, Dong Van

 

Sa Phin, Dong Van
Sa Phin, Dong Van

 

Lung Tao, Dong Van
Lung Tao, Dong Van