Explore the H’mong King’s Palace in Ha Giang

Last update 15:13 | 06/09/2017

The H’mong King’s Palace is considered a gem of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and is a popular tourist destination besides the Dong Van Stone Plateau.

Lying some 130 kilometres north of Ha Giang Town, the century-old palace is still the largest construction in the area and boasts special architecture style.

According to a tour guide who is also a woman member of the King’s family at the palace, Vuong Chinh Duc (1865 – 1947), known as the king of the H’mong or Meo ethnic minority group in the area, built the palace which cost 150,000 Indochina silver coins equivalent to VND150 billion (USD 6.61 million). Duc earned his fortune from growing and trading opium. Continue reading “Explore the H’mong King’s Palace in Ha Giang”

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Nơi vải lanh đi muôn phương

  • THÁI LỘC – NGỌC HIỂN
  • 17.07.2017, 16:13

TTCT – “Lanh gắn với dân tộc Mông như vợ với chồng. Lanh là sự kết tinh của tri thức, của bản sắc, là tinh hoa văn hóa dân tộc Mông trên núi cao… Còn công việc của chúng tôi là cố gắng đưa lanh của dân tộc mình tỏa khắp năm châu!”. 

Nơi vải lanh đi muôn phương
Nghệ nhân Vàng Thị Mai (đội mũ) cùng làm việc với các vị khách quốc tế và trẻ em Mông ở Lùng Tám -NGỌC HIỂN

Nghệ nhân dệt lanh Vàng Thị Mai (55 tuổi) tự tin giới thiệu về Hợp tác xã (HTX) lanh Lùng Tám do bà sáng lập và làm chủ nhiệm. Continue reading “Nơi vải lanh đi muôn phương”

Vietnam’s first community-based education centre opens in Ha Giang

Last update 10:10 | 09/08/2017

The community-based education centre of Ha Giang city, the northernmost province of Ha Giang, made debut on August 8, becoming the first of its kind in Vietnam.

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Students in the northernmost province of Ha Giang

Director of the centre Hoang Dieu Thuy said it provides English language teaching, special education (for children with autism, intellectual disabilities, and reading disorder), mental health care and library services, meeting the public’s need for high-quality educational services.

Those activities are monitored and assessed and will be adjusted when necessary by 14 experts, most of whom are working abroad. Continue reading “Vietnam’s first community-based education centre opens in Ha Giang”

Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam (8-part series)

Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P1: Leading lives aloft

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/04/2017 11:40 GMT + 7

Members of an ethnic minority group in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang, home to the UNESCO-recognized Dong Van Karst Plateau, have settled in fortress-like stone houses atop mountains for generations.

During a recent trip to Ha Giang Province, a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporter visited some of the nearly 100 mountain-top hamlets in Dong Van and Meo Vac Districts where Mong ethnic minority people still reside. Continue reading “Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam (8-part series)”

Flax weaving by Mong ethnics in Dong Van Karst Plateau

Last update 15:07 | 15/06/2017

For generations, the Mong ethnic minority group in the Dong Van Karst Plateau, northern Ha Giang province, has woven threads made of flax plant into colourful fabrics.


Dried flax plants are used to make threads.
A Mong woman uses a special technique to connect different flax strands into a long thread. Continue reading “Flax weaving by Mong ethnics in Dong Van Karst Plateau”

Thatched houses village in Ha Giang

Last update 16:35 | 16/05/2017

Tha and Ha Thanh villages in Phuong Do commune, Ha Giang city, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, are well-known for thatched houses.


Tha village is home to over 100 stilt houses with thatched-roof of the Tay ethnic group
A typical Tay wooden house on stilts in Tha village with palm roof and fish pond Continue reading “Thatched houses village in Ha Giang”

Colourful Dong Van market

Last update 15:12 | 17/04/2017

Dong Van is the northernmost district of Ha Giang province and located in the most unique karst plateau geopark in Vietnam. Arriving in Dong Van, tourists will have the chance to admire the majestic beauty of rolling mountains and forests as well as to learn more about the daily life of Dong Van residents. The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists.

The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists. Continue reading “Colourful Dong Van market”