The buckwheat flower festival in Vietnam happens from September to early December every year. If you want to embrace the unique beauty of Ha Giang on this special occasion, check out some tips below.

Ha Giang Vietnam is widely famous for Ma Pi Leng Pass, Dong Van karst plateau geopark, and Lung Cu flag tower. But many come to enjoy the buckwheat flower festival in Vietnam from September to early December every year. If you want to see the beauty of Ha Giang in this period, let’s check some tips below.

In a nutshell:

  • Time to visit: October – November (held in the middle of November)
  • Places: Quan Ba, Dong Van, Meo Vac
  • Suitable for: adventurous tours, motorbike tours
  • Activities: displaying art objects, singing, making cakes, folk games

What is buckwheat?

Buckwheat is an important food for inhabitants in Ha Giang. Source from The Spruce Eats.

Many may come across the question “What is buckwheat?” when someone asks them to join a buckwheat flowers tour in Ha Giang. Buckwheat is a plant with three-sided grain seeds. Southeast Asia has used it for more than 5 thousand years.

The plant can be between 2 to 4 feet tall at maturity, and you can see the buckwheat flowers after about three weeks. The beauty of these flowers is so charming that many come only to take pictures of them.

The history of buckwheat

Buckwheat tastes like rice and corn. Source from The Healthy.

People say that buckwheat has saved a lot of inhabitants from famine. In the past, the harvest season was not good enough that many were hungry all day long. At that time, the Northern people lived on corn and rice.

But there came one year when the land was barren, it was very difficult for them to find food. Among high rock mountains, the region found buckwheat flowers and nuts to live their life. The new and strange food tasted like rice and soon later became popular in Southeast Asia.

Uses of buckwheat flowers and buckwheat flour

Buckwheat are useful for making different food

Both flowers and the flour of buckwheat are very useful. They are important parts of the daily life of people in Ha Giang. Not only in Vietnam, but some other countries including India, Korea, and Japan also live on it.

Buckwheat flour can be used for making rice, pancakes, noodles, porridge, slices of bread, and many kinds of cakes. People use flowers for making special wine and sometimes they use buckwheat to raise cattle.

Best time to visit Ha Giang to see buckwheat flowers

October and November are two months for visiting Ha Giang.

Buckwheat flowers can be seen from 2 to 3 weeks after people plant them. The buckwheat flower season lasts from September to December. But when is the best time to visit Ha Giang? It is from October to November

These two months are the peak time for tourism in Dong Van, Meo Vac, and Quan Ba. During the tours to Ha Giang Vietnam, tourists can see the magic beauty of buckwheat fields stretching across the villages, the passes, and the mountainside.

Best places to see buckwheat flowers

Although there are many places to see and take pictures of buckwheat flowers, we highly suggest these best 4 destinations for you to choose from.

Thach Son Than in Quan Ba: From Bac Sum hill, you can ride the motorbike along the road and enjoy the wild and splendid flowers for about 3 kilometers. This is one of the most famous locations for seeing buckwheat flowers in Ha Giang Vietnam.

Lung Cam Cultural Village: Lung Cam in Dong Van valley is not only known for its beauty with many buckwheat flowers but also its majestic landscapes. When traveling to Ha Giang, do not miss the destination because it can be attractive.

Ma Pi Leng Pass: Driving along the curving Ma Pi Leng pass, you can see buckwheat flowers lying in two mountain ranges. It is so amazing and stunning for any traveler! In October, the flower fields are in pink color and it is very splendid.

The field under the Lung Cu Flag Tower: On the way to the place, you should stop at the field under the flagpole. It is a good location for taking the best picture of eye-catching buckwheat flower fields. It can be an unforgettable scene for your best Ha Giang tour ever.

Tips to travel for the buckwheat flowers festival in Ha Giang

Driving your motorbike to Ha Giang is excellent to see buckwheat flowers

If you want to join the Ha Giang tour and see the beautiful flowers, please read carefully to prepare for the trip:

To enjoy more beautiful sightseeing in Vietnam by your eyes, you can see some itineraries below Halong Bay Cruises – Hanoi Tours – Phu Quoc Tours – Vietnam Tours – Sapa Tours – Package Tours – or book a private car to Ha Giang to discover where ever you want to enjoy the Vietnamese taste.