Quan Ba Valley
Quan Ba Valley is located at 45km (28 miles) from
Ha Giang town, at 7,945.8 meters elevation, is called the “Heaven's
Gate” and has a TV transmitter on a summit. Uniformly shaped hills of
the valley are viewed from this summit. Quan Ba Valley provides views of
Thach Nu Doi (literal meaning: double stalagmite, but also known as “Two
Stone Breasts” in the valley below). Quan Ba Valley has forested hills and
meadows, with temperatures ranging between 10 °C in winter and 24 °C in
summer. It is known for its secret grottoes and caves, colorful orchids,
plum and peach trees, persimmon orchards, medicinal plants and many
more. The town of Dong Van is famous for its Pho Bang Street which
features multistoried buildings built with clay bricks and tiled roofs.
The weekly market is where the Tay and H'Mong ethnic groups of the
province visit in large numbers to trade in various types of goods and
colorful hand woven cloth.