When is the best time to visit Ha Giang Vietnam?

A province in the Northeast region of Vietnam, Ha Giang is known for captivating hills and mountain passes.

If you’re interested in exploring Ha Giang, it’s important to know the ideal visit time to enjoy the beauty of this land fully. 

When is the best time to visit Ha Giang, Vietnam?

This article includes Ha Giang weather, seasons in Ha Giang, best months to visit Ha Giang, and things you should not miss.

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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 and its own characteristics.

Temperature

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 Celcius degrees.

The hot season sees high temperatures up to 40 Celcius degrees (June, July). On the other hand, in the cold season, the absolute low temperature is 2.20C (January).

Rainfall

The whole province has an average annual rainfall of about 2,300 – 2,400 mm.

Humidity

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 about 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 landslide and rising levels of river water.

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.

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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, it’s great to visit Ha Giang any other time of the year. 

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 special event.

As a big festival of the year, this is also an opportunity for boys and girls 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 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, wherever you go, you will see this flower blooming. 

 

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
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