The Buckwheat Flower Season in Ha Giang – Witnessing a Vibrant Ha Giang at the End of the Year

July 18, 2020 8 mins to read

The buckwheat flower season in Ha Giang has long been a highlight, attracting tourists to visit Ha Giang every year. If you’re planning a trip to Ha Giang this season, let’s gather some of the latest information and travel experiences for the buckwheat flower season in Ha Giang with

1. Introduction to Ha Giang’s buckwheat flowers

1.1 Origin of buckwheat flowers

In the past, the people of Ha Giang mainly relied on maize and rice as their staple food, but one year, the maize and rice in their households were depleted, yet the next crop hadn’t come in, leading to severe hunger among the people at that time. Because of this, many people in Ha Giang searched for a new food source. After a long search, they discovered a strange fragrance in the mountain crevices: faint purple flowers blooming under the lush green triangular leaves. They harvested these flowers for food, just as delicious as maize and rice. From this, the name “buckwheat” was coined, signifying a plant with triangular leaves resembling rice plants, helping the people overcome hunger.

1.2 Timing of the Ha Giang buckwheat flower season

The ideal time to admire the buckwheat flowers is from October to November in the Gregorian calendar, when the buckwheat flowers are in full bloom. Additionally, from April to May, there’s another bloom of white flowers, so you can also visit during this time. Although Ha Giang is not the only place with buckwheat flowers, it is where they are most abundant, along with the famous buckwheat flower festival.

2. Packing for a Ha Giang buckwheat flower season trip

When traveling to Ha Giang, you must pay special attention to packing because Ha Giang is a highland area with colder climates than the plains, so careful preparation of necessary items will ensure a complete trip.

– Luggage: When traveling to Ha Giang around October, when the buckwheat flowers are in full bloom, it’s also chilly, so pack long-sleeved shirts, hats, scarves, and jackets to keep warm. Especially bring low-top sports shoes for more effortless mobility.

– Documents: Identity cards, insurance, or driver’s licenses are essential for travel. Additionally, carry some cash for expenses, avoiding too much to prevent loss or theft.

– Personal items: Prepare toothpaste, towels, and toothbrushes to avoid inconvenience upon arrival. Also, prepare some medicines such as motion sickness pills, cold therapy, and insect repellent to prevent unexpected situations.

– Electronic devices: Since you’re in Ha Giang, don’t forget to check in to capture beautiful moments, so bringing a camera, phone, or power bank will help you do this easily.

3. Ideal buckwheat flower viewing spots in Ha Giang

Ha Giang has many beautiful buckwheat flower gardens, but if you’re unsure which one to visit, let suggest some.

3.1 Sung La

This is a spot that many tourists rate as having the most beautiful buckwheat flower garden in Ha Giang. In addition to witnessing the purple flowers covering the vast hillsides, you can also visit the ancient house set as the backdrop for the famous film “The Story of Pao” and participate in the local Mong ethnic minority’s market. is confident that you will feel like you’ve stepped into a fairyland and be enchanted by the beauty of the flowers on the plateau.

3.2 Ban Pho Bang

Not only is it a tourist attraction, but Ban Pho Bang also carries the mystery of yin and yang houses characteristic of the Chinese people. Visit Ban Pho Bang to enjoy the stunning scenery of buckwheat flower fields and learn about the local people’s lives. Moreover, this place is famous for its vast fields of wild roses amidst the rugged beauty of the Northwest mountains and forests.

3.3 Lung Cu

As the country’s northernmost point, located about 200km from the city center, Lung Cu is an ideal spot to admire the breathtaking buckwheat flowers you shouldn’t miss. Especially on the road to Lung Cu and right at the foot of the flagpole, there are many beautiful flower carpets, so remember to bring a camera to capture your beautiful youth moments amidst nature here.

3.4 Lung Tao

It must be said that the flower fields in Lung Tao are truly sparkling, but to fully appreciate the beauty of these flower fields, you need to go to the Ma Le mountain peak. Standing atop the mountain, you only need to cast your gaze far away to capture countless beautiful scenes within reach.

3.5 Pho Cao

Pho Cao is located on the 4C highway, attracting tourists with its golden-earth-colored houses in the sun and images of children playing… And, of course, the endless buckwheat flower fields are both rustic and romantic.

3.6 Ma Pi Leng Pass

This is one of the four great mountain passes in Ha Giang, located on the Happiness Road. Just standing on the mountaintop and looking down, you can see the image of the deep blue Nho Que river winding through the vast, majestic mountains. At the foot of the pass are the brilliant buckwheat flower fields, so if you want to enjoy this scenery, hurry to Ha Giang.

4. What to eat when visiting Ha Giang during the buckwheat flower season?

Here is a list of delicious dishes you shouldn’t miss when visiting Ha Giang during the chilly season:

– Buckwheat cakes: This simple dish costs around 10,000 VND/cake. The characteristic cake is made from buckwheat flour and steamed. When eating, you should enjoy it with a side of sweet sauce to experience the most authentic flavor.

– Aconium Forrtunei Hemsl porridge: This is one of the famous specialties in Ha Giang. It is made from a root that is extremely good for health. Eating this porridge will help you sleep better and more profound. This dish is available year-round, but you can only find it in Dong Van markets or eateries in the evening. The rice used to make the porridge includes glutinous rice and regular rice, stewed for a long time with Aconium forrtunei Hemsl until soft. Add chicken eggs, pepper, chili, and green onions to have a delicious bowl of porridge. The taste of the porridge is rich and creamy, combined with the fragrant eggs, spicy chili, and the freshness of the vegetables, harmonizing with the white taste of the Aconium fortunes Hemsl, creating a delicious and easy-to-eat flavor.

– Grilled moss: This is one of the unique dishes and is perfect for health. Grilled moss originated from the Tay people and is used in daily meals of the locals here.

5. Some Notes When Traveling During the Buckwheat Flower Season

– Ha Giang offers numerous tourist attractions, so it’s essential to plan your itinerary carefully to avoid overlapping schedules and ensure you can conclude your journey. At the same time, it’s still daylight for safety.

– Conquering Ha Giang will undoubtedly be challenging due to its winding and curvy roads, so when traveling, be highly cautious, pay attention to observation, and control your speed.

– When visiting Ha Giang, you’ll undoubtedly encounter many local people, most of whom belong to ethnic minorities, so they are very friendly and hospitable. Prepare some candies to give to children, and avoid overly teasing or joking when interacting with women.

– When visiting buckwheat flower gardens, there is an entrance fee ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 VND per person. While you’re there, feel free to take photos, but please refrain from trampling or picking the flowers to bring back. Be a respectful and responsible tourist.

So there you have it, sharing experiences and recommended places to visit during the buckwheat flower season in Ha Giang concludes here. Hopefully, the information provided will be helpful for your upcoming journeys.

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

From October to November of the solar calendar, the triangular flower blooms, coating the new coat with rocky highlands. (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

Stone grass with leaves, leaves, and flowers (photos collected)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

Flower color changes with each growth period of the tree. (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

The triangular triangles bring life to the mountains and hills during the cold season (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

Not only is it beautiful, but the triangle is also a food source for the people here when it comes to winter.

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

The field of flowers is immense. (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

The triangle flower is at Pho Bang – Dong Van – Ha Giang. (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

Flower field under the flagpole. (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

Though somewhat dangerous, seeing the triangular flower on the Lung Tao cliffs will be an opportunity to admire the beauty of the hills fully. (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

A corner of the sky full of flowers in Xin Man. (photo collection)

Chiêm ngưỡng Hà Giang mùa hoa tam giác mạch

A roadside triangle flower branch. (photo collection)

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