Located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, Ha Giang is known for its beautiful hills and mountain passes.
If you’re interested in exploring Ha Giang, it’s important to know the ideal visit time to fully enjoy this land’s beauty.
When is the best time to visit Ha Giang, Vietnam?
This article includes Ha Giang’s weather, seasons in Ha Giang, the best months to visit Ha Giang, and things you should not miss.
The climate in Ha Giang, Vietnam
As Ha Giang is located in the tropical monsoon region and high mountainous region, its climate has the characteristics of Hoang Lien Son mountainous areas.
Ha Giang is cooler and colder than the Northeastern provinces but warmer than the Northwest regions.
The annual average temperature is about 21.6 to 23.9 degrees Celcius.
The hot season sees high temperatures up to 40 degrees Celcius (June, July). On the other hand, in the cold season, the absolute low temperature is 2.20C (January).
The province has an average annual rainfall of about 2,300 – 2,400 mm.
The annual average humidity in Ha Giang is 85%, and the fluctuation is not significant.
The highest time (May to August) is about 87 – 88%, while the lowest time (January to March) is 81%.
When not to visit Ha Giang, Vietnam
You should avoid visiting Ha Giang during the rainy season, which usually lasts from July to the beginning of September.
During this season, there can be a possibility of landslides and rising river water levels.
Last year, a landslide in Ha Giang injured a Vietnamese tour guide and a Dutch tourist when they were on a motorbike up the mountain pass in Meo Vac District. Both men were severely injured and rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
Sometimes, sudden storms from the East Sea suddenly weakening into depressions also cause rain in Ha Giang.
Therefore, it may be risky when driving Ha Giang lope or exploring off-the-beaten destinations in the region.
Best time to visit Ha Giang, Vietnam
Besides the rainy season, visiting Ha Giang any other time of the year is great.
Ha Giang in January
January is the season of plum blossom, peach blossom, and yellow mustard flower.
Ha Giang in April
In April, visitors can see peach blossom and plum blossom, but the Khau Vai Love Market Festival is the most memorable event.
This festival is also an opportunity for people to meet and get to know each other.
Ha Giang in May and June
At this time, Ha Giang wears a green color. Visiting Ha Giang geological plateau, you will encounter immense green forests.
Also, May and June is a great time to admire the winding terraces with colorful reflection.
Ha Giang in September
September is the riped rice season with beautiful golden terraced fields. You not only can admire the majestic scenery but also experience the sweet fragrance of ripe rice.
Ha Giang in October – November
October and November is the busiest time in Ha Giang since this is the time when Tam Giac Mac’s flower blooms.
This flower is a characteristic of Ha Giang, blooming from the 3rd week of October until the beginning of November.
Along from Ha Giang city to the rocky plateau, you will see this flower blooming wherever you go.
Things to do in Ha Giang, Vietnam
Ha Giang has many impressive sights, including
- Lung Cu flagpole
- Dong Van Rock Plateau
- Ma Pi Leng pass
- Hoang Su Phi