is probably the most interesting place in northern Vietnam. Right now at this moment in time Ha Giang is a unique gem, but no doubt this will probably gradually change .
The first global geopark in Vietnam is the Dong Van Karst global geopark also in Ha Giang province.
Plenty of ethnic markets are held in the less accessible places.
Its a very long road walking there for some residents coming from remote locations.
And a chance to taste a genuine local dish for the occasion. One of these markets is the “Love market“ in Khau Vai.
It’s a place where you can meet people of different and you can see the beginning of relationships between couples.
Located on the border between Ninglang County in Yunnan Province and Yanyuan County in Sichuan Province, about 230km north of Lijiang and about 700km south of Chengdu, Lugu Lake is famous for its peculiar natural scenery, unique and mysterious culture of the Mosuo people, and matriarchal system and walking marriage custom.
Since its location is divided into two parts, the tourist area also has two parts: Sichuan Lugu Lake and Yunnan Lugu Lake.
Lots of markets are located in the less well visited places in the north, whilst some are well known and heavily visited by tourists.
Sapa market and the market in Bac Ha are examples of the more well known, mainly because of their easier availability.
The most authentic and sometimes harder to get to, take place mainly in the province of Ha Giang and Lao Cai.
Around Lugu Lake are mainly living the Mosuo people who are called Mongol in Sichuan and Naxi in Yunnan, but they have the same traditions, customs, cultures, and religions.
Please read more details about the Mosuo people and their daily life.