Go with the flow on Nho Que River

By Giang Huy, Ha Nguyen   October 12, 2020 | 01:19 am GMT-8
Floating along Nho Que River at the foot of Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang Province, visitors can experience the lure of one of Vietnam's most beautiful rivers.
Ha Giang is a place with majestic and poetic landscapes that captivate travel-loving photographers. Ma Pi Leng Peak, Tu San Abyss Alley, Nho Que River for several years has become a favorite tourist destination for those who have a passion for adventure.

Ha Giang in northern Vietnam boasts both majestic and poetic landscapes that captivate travel-loving photographers. Major attractions include Ma Pi Leng Peak, Tu San Abyss Alley, and Nho Que River.

Nho Que River originates from the Yunnan mountain region of China, flows in the Northwest  and Southeast direction into Vietnam from Seo Lung village, Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District. The river passed through Tu San Alley and then ran along Ma Pi Leng Pass, one of the four great mountain passes in the North.

Nho Que River originates from the Yunnan mountain region of China, and enters Vietnam at Seo Lung Village, Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District. The river passes through Tu San Abyss Alley and then runs along Ma Pi Leng, one of the most well-known mountain passes in Vietnam for their beauty and danger.
The river resembles a silk ribbon embracing Seo Lung Village.

Coming here, visitors must try a river tour by boat. Although this area has not developed much in tourism, this service is available. Visitors usually buy tickets to the boat tour when they reach the place, but they should book in advance to save time if they go in big groups.

Booking a boat ride in advance is advised, especially when traveling in large groups.

On normal days, the river water is really green, harmonizing with the colors of the mountains and forests. On rainy days, the water turns into a more earthy color, but it does not make the scenery less charming. Visitors can still enjoy one of the most famous attractions in the northern mountains.

Tickets cost VND100,000 ($4.31) per person for a 30-minute boat trip. Visitors can request special photo stops along their way down Tu San Abyss Alley, known as one of the most magnificent canyons in Southeast Asia.
Come rain or shine, traveling along the river always offers a charming experience.

Starting from Dong Van, visitors can go on Ma Pi Leng pass and take a look at the Nho Que River from above. In addition, there is another road to Ta Lang pier which is shorter but very steep and not safe so few people chose this path.

Starting from Dong Van, visitors can travel to Ma Pi Leng Pass and take a look at Nho Que River from above. A shorter route to Ta Lang Pier is not advised due to its steep and dangerous elevation.

The way down the pass is pretty difficult to go by motorbike, so visitors can rent a motorbike taxi for VND150,000 ($6.4). The road down to the pier is about 8 km. It is small, slippery (when it’s raining) and steep.

Motorbike taxis cost VND150,000 ($6.47) and are recommended. The road down to the pier is about 8 km. It is small, slippery (during rainfall) and steep.

In addition to motorboat, tourists can also rent a boat and experience rowing on the river.

Tourists can also rent a kayak and experience rowing on the river.

Visitors can also stop at the coffee shop at the top of Ma Pi Leng, watch the mountains and river while enjoying drinks and snacks.

A coffee shop is situated at the top of Ma Pi Leng, offering spectacular views of the mountains and river.

An aerial view of the river. September and October are the ideal time to travel Ha Giang with the harvest season and the buckwheat flower season.

September to October is the ideal time to visit Ha Giang, in the grip of both harvest and buckwheat flower season.

 
 
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