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    Explore “Happiness Road” in Ha Giang

    'Live on stone, be buried in stone' is a saying which might describe the lot of the people in the rocky uplands of Ha Giang, which is where the FarmTrip Team experienced their journey on Happiness Road. Along the Happiness Road Highway 4C otherwise known as Happiness Road is the main road, 200km in length, which goes from Ha Giang city, passing through the rocky upland districts of Quang Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac with hundreds of hairpin bends and stretches that cling to the edges of precipices. Under construction from 1959 to 1965, the road was officially built through the blood sweat and tears of mostly young volunteers both local and from all over the country.

    Explore “Happiness Road” in Ha Giang

    This is not only a world heritage karst plateau Geopark, but it contains vestiges of the Highlands in Ha Giang. Before the completion of the road, from Quan Ba to the border was separated by the Gate of Heaven and before the August revolution, all the mountainous area of Ha Giang was the kingdom of Vuong Chi Duc (1865-1947). The palace of King Vuong is situated close to Happiness Road, 14km from Dong Van. His trade connections with the north are clearly expressed in the architecture of the palace. The overall structure of more than 1000m2 with 13 main sections, is very similar to the royal houses of China of that era. the entire compound is surrounded by 1m thick stone walls, 2.5-3m in height, combined with a huge quantity of ironwood which clad the stone. And This road, which was named by President Ho Chi Minh, leads to Ma Pi Leng pass in the globally recognised karst plateau Dong Van where volunteers roped themselves to the rock cliffs during the dangerous 11-month building process.
    Explore “Happiness Road” in Ha Giang

    To discover the path to happiness with Ha Giang tours, please contact with VietNam Typical Tours

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