Introduction to Ma Le ancient village

Ma Le ancient village is located in Ma Le commune, Dong Van district, about 13 km from the center of Dong Van town. This place is located on the way to Lung Cu flagpole, so it is very convenient for tourists to stop. This place carries in itself the beauty of the old, fully preserving the unique cultural and architectural values of the indigenous people.

Compared to many other destinations in Ha Giang, this ancient village is still new and not known by many tourists. After just one visit here, you will immediately "fall in love" with the beauty and calmness of this place. Everything in Ma Le is quiet and peaceful.

Cultural Information

After being established over 200 years ago, this ancient village also preserves and develops traditional indigenous culture. Among them are hundred-year-old old houses, bearing very special architectural imprints. Visiting Ma Le ancient village is an opportunity for guests to learn about and see more authentically the old houses in real life. The items inside the house are made very elaborately and meticulously from ground wood, red pine, stone pine, etc. In particular, the Giay people also skillfully use floral and animal motifs as a way of reflecting their own lifestyle. In terms of structure, the Giay's house is a 2-storey house on stilts, convenient for activities of the 4 seasons of the year. For many tourists in Ha Giang, visiting and living in old houses is a great experience. Having stayed here, you will see more of the unique architecture of the houses, and stay overnight to feel the difference compared to modern hotels in the city.


Transport to Ma Le ancient village

To get to Ma Le Ancient Village you will first need to get to Ha Giang, which you can do by private vehicle, motorbike, sleeper bus, or regular bus. Visitors should go to Ha Giang city, where you can also rent a motorbike or a car, if you don’t already have one, to get to Ma Le village. For visitors coming from Dong Van town, it is around 7km, 30 minutes away.


What’s good to eat in Ma Le ancient village?

Coming to Ma Le ancient village, visitors will enjoy the unique cuisine of the local people here such as Thang Co, a traditional stew, and Thit Trau Gac Bep, another meat dish but this time it has been dried and hung for months.

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    Information about accommodation in Ma Le Ancient Village

    What is noticeable when coming here is the beautiful stone fence surrounding the walled house. The stone fence has become a part of life and a unique cultural feature that cannot be ignored when referring to this land. Because they live in the high mountains, the weather is very harsh, especially in winter, so they often live in houses that are cool in summer and warm in winter.