Wind your ways through Ma Pi Leng pass.

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Ma Pi Leng Pass is a mountain pass in Vietnam.

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Ma Pi Leng Pass is at the altitude of 1,500 m (4,921 ft).

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Ma Pi Leng Pass on a road that twists up the side of an enormous canyon.

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Ma Pi Leng Pass is probably the most worth sightseeing of DVKP.

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Ma Pi Leng not only is beautifully natural landscape but also a historical evidence for memorizing the volunteer youth.

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Bottom the feet of Ma Pi Leng is The Mong’s village loom in the fog.

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Located on Hanh Phuc Road linking Dong Van and Meo Vac Town, Ma Pi Leng pass is the name of the most craggy mountain pass with the length of 20km in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. For travel lovers, it is the most majestic landscape of Ha Giang and one of 4 greatest passes in northwestern Vietnam. Let’s discover what makes it such a famous tourist spot!

How to travel Ma Pi Leng pass?

At an altitude of 1500m, Ma Pi Leng is really a challenge for those who desire to conquer it. From Hanoi city, tourist can catch a bus to Ha Giang city within 5 hours. Afterward, they continue to arrive at Dong Van Town with a journey of nearly 150km and then overcome 10km to come to Meo Vac and reach Ma Pi Leng pass. Of course, you can choose motorbike or even bike as other means of transport to have a clearer view of the roads leading to this legendary pass.

This is a worthy-to-conquer pinnacle due to its peerless hazard as well as efforts of people having paved the way to the stone plateau. Thousands of young volunteers of 16 peoples in northern Vietnam made huge efforts to construct Hanh Phuc Road in 6 years (1959-1965). Especially, it took sappers up to 11 months to complete every centimeter of the pass. Those people even had to hang themselves upon steep cliffs and struggle with the harsh weather to fulfill their task. Therefore, Ma Pi Leng pass is not only a masterpiece of nature but also the historical evidence for memorizing the volunteer youth’s contributions.

It is no exaggeration to say that Ma Pi Leng pass is extremely attractive in backpackers’ eyes. Anyone having the chance to set foot on here is all enthralled by the majestic beauty of the pass. Winding roads through the mountains with one side being steep cliffs, the other side being the abyss can be considered natural wonders. After overcoming slopes, visitors will reach the peak of Ma Pi Leng pass and suddenly feel surprised because of the harmonious beauty of the sky and northwestern mountains.

Attractions in Ma Pi Leng Pass

Looking down to the foot of the mountain, they will be strongly impressed with the picturesque Nho Que River flowing through the canyon. Especially, here is there a famous ledge where you can feel the majesty and vastness of the northern borderland completely. Standing on the top of the pass with arms outstretched, you will feel like flying in the open sky. It is hard to describe this feeling in words. Simply awesome!

At the foot of Ma Pi Leng pass, it seems that the whole town is embraced by a valley surrounded by rocky mountains. Inside the town, The Mong’s villages blur in the thick fog, arousing the feeling of a tranquil life.

Since 2009, the area of Mt Ma Pi Leng pass has been recognized as a national landscape. Ma Pi Leng Pass is considered the unique heritage area of geology and scenery. The top of the pass is one of the most beautiful panoramic observation points in Vietnam. The canyon with Nho Que River is also one of the unique tectonic valleys in this country. With the mesmerizing beauty of an unspoiled landscape, Ma Pi Leng pass is deserved to be listed as one of top destinations for tourists in northern Vietnam. Though the journey to conquer this craggy pass is not full of easy things, the reward for the brave and enthusiastic is well-deserved. If you are looking for a completely natural setting to indulge your burning passion for traveling, why don’t you arrange a trip to this wonder as soon as possible?

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