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Dong Van Old Quarter in Ha Giang

Dong Van Old Quarter in Ha Giang

Ha Giang has many interesting tourist sites. Dong Van Old Quater is one of them. The old town is located in the center of the tiny town of Dong Van, nestled between the four rocky mountains surrounding it. If you have a chance to visit this small treatment should enjoy all the landscapes and specialties here.

About Dong Van Old Quarter

The old quarter is 160km far from Ha Giang city at an altitude of 1000 – 1600m. There is an old quarter and market with old architecture that still preserves ancient beauty. Visitors come here after long journey.


As one of Ha Giang’s major tourist attractions, Dong Van old quarter is located in Dong Van town, Ha Giang province. The central area of this town is Dong Quan district has a history of developing architecture and culture for hundreds of years.

By the 1880s, the French had planned build and left important architectural and architectural highlights, especially the Dong Van market built of stone in the 1920s and almost intact until today.

Special architecture of Dong Van town

The old town lies in the middle of the valley with four rocky mountains. The old town has more rooftops nestled under rocky mountains. In the early days, the old town painting was a mix of two-tone talents: the bright yellow of the sun and the gray of the old houses.

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The paintings of the neighborhood are shown in many colors, varying in length from one day to the next. In the morning, the unique painting was blended with two bright yellow sun shades and the gray of the old houses. The space is covered in early morning mist as it is awakened by light, bustling sound and brilliant colors in the costumes of H’Mong people, Hoa people, Ray people, Tay people, Nung people, …


According to documents from a seminar on the ancient town of Dong Van, in this area, there are about 40 houses with the age of over 100 years, especially those houses nearly 200 years and was built around 1860.

Visiting Dong Van market

The local market is not only a place for trade of ethnic minority people in the region, but moreover, in the markets, this place as the festival. From young H’Mong women Lo Lo people, … in traditional costumes to the play in the market, making friends, shopping and exchanging goods. The intricate interlacing of Vietnamese-Chinese architecture was built in the period from 1925 to 1928, Dong Van market as a beautiful and impressive drawing in the heart of the plateau.

Visiting Dong Van ancient town, take time to visit local market and enjoy all the special delicacies here. You can try some dishes such as: Banh cuon, pork soup, thang co and corn wine, thang den and men men …

In the evening, you can sit at the cafes in the town center, enjoying the peaceful scenery here.

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