Introduction to Nam Hong village

Nam Hong is one of the typical cultural and tourist villages in Hoang Su Phi district, this is a destination where visitors can fully feel the charming natural scenery as well as the life of the Red Dao ethnic people. 

Nam Hong village is home to 38 households of the Red Dao ethnic group, the whole village has just 194 people, but there are more than a dozen homestay service households. With the determination and consensus of the people, over the years, the Nam Hong Community Cultural Tourism Village has obtained very positive results. Nam Hong's strength is developing trekking tourism products, enjoying the primeval mountain scenery, and seeing the wonderful rice fields. 

Cultural information

A whole cultural space comes together in Nam Hong village with the customs, practices and sacred values that are still preserved to this day. Seeing clearly the beauty of nature, the people of Nam Hong are constantly developing and preserving their unique cultural values and contributing to the colourful cultural space of their nation, Vietnam.


Transport to Nam Hong village

Nam Hong village belongs to Thong Nguyen commune, Hoang Su Phi district, in Ha Giang. The village is 33km from national highway 2, Tan Quang junction, 77 km from Ha Giang city, 3km from the centre of Thong Nguyen commune to the village.

If visiting by motorbike you can explore the magnificent landscapes of Nam Hong Village on the back of a motorbike for a better, and safer, experience. To save time, you can buy a limousine bus ticket from Hanoi to the Tan Quang intersection in Ha Giang Province then rent a bike to complete the trip. It is important to note the route has many dangerous bends. In return, the glistening rice terraces lining the road compose a breathtaking view.

The Limousine bus is a recommended way to travel to Nam Hong Village. Nam Hong is located in the west of Ha Giang and, since the route is less frequented, there are not many shuttle buses that run through the region. If departing from Hanoi, you can consult Ngoc Cuong, Cau Me, Quang Nghi, Quang Giang, or Dang Quang bus services for a ride to the Tan Quang intersection. From here, you can hop on a second ride to reach Nam Hong.


What’s good to eat in Nam Hong village?

In Nam Hong, you will have the chance to sample the Red Dao specialties like wild boar, prairie chicken, local vegetables, forest bamboo sprouts, paddy field carp, meat jerky, corn wine, and goat liquor.

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    Top Tips for your stay in Nam Hong village

    The most ideal time to visit Nam Hong is during harvest season, which takes place towards the end of September, beginning of October when the rice terraced fields are golden and glimmering. From April to May is the irrigation and sowing season, in preparation for the annual harvest, with a lot of interactive activities offered to tourists. Winter lasts from the end of December until January, when the weather gets brutal and foggy. However, it is also during this time that the majority of local red Dao festivals occur, if you want to get a taste of ethnic culture and colours. If you visit Nam Hong in winter, remember to bring adequate clothing for the cold weather since the temperature can drop pretty low in the mountains, hitting sub-zero at times.


    Best Things to do in Nam Hong village 

    There are indigenous cultural experiences such as; Participating in production activities, such as planting wet rice, planting forest trees, and picking cardamom with the Dao ethnic people available during your stay. Another very interesting experience is discovering and enjoying typical cuisine and enjoying the rustic features of cultural and artistic activities of the indigenous Red Dao ethnic group.

    In addition to the terraced fields, you can also visit other tourist attractions like Thong Nguyen marketplace, Giang Ha Waterfall, Thong Nguyen tea plantation, the 600-year-old tea tree in Nam Ty Village, other staircase rice fields in Nam Ty, Nam Dich, and Nam Khoa villages, or climb Chieu Lau Thi, part of the Tay Con Linh mountain range.

    After a day of trekking we suggest you try out a Herbal bath service: The red Dao’s medicinal herbs consisting of over 40 herbal leaves including calamus, lemongrass, cinnamon, and anise which are harvested from the high mountains can be very effective in curing grazes, wounds, sprains, broken bones, and even respiratory problems. Herbal concoctions are used in a popular bath that is even safe for new mothers to enjoy.