Visiting the northwest without climbing Lung Cu Flag Tower? No one would believe it. At the top of 1,700 meters-high Lung Cu peak is tower flying the Vietnamese national flag. Go up there without delay!
Located in Lung Cu Commune – the north pole of Viet Nam, belonging to Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province, about 160km to the north-east of Ha Giang City, Lung Cu Flag Tower is built in the peak of Rong (Dragon) Mountain. This is the landmark with important historical significance, marking Viet Nam’s territorial sovereignty.
Lung Cu population consists of many ethnic groups with different and diverse features in culture, beliefs and practices. People here mostly grow rice on the unique terraces and milpas, and even Mong and Lo Lo communities here still practice the traditional textile methods. Traditional features in cultures of these ethnic groups are very diverse and interesting. Many travelers are attracted here to explore these unique aspects of the community.
Many cultural features of ethnic groups here were influenced by the Vietnamese culture, like the silver drum of the Lo Lo which originated from the silver drum of Dong Son. Moreover, Lung Cu is famous by many special foods and drink such as corn alcohol, honey alcohol and “Thang Co” (a kind of soup that Is cooked with almost every part of an animal such as pork, beef, horse…)
To reach Lung Cu Flag Tower, from car park in the halfway of Rong Mountain, visitors must conquer 389 stone steps. Continuing climbing 140 spiral stairs inside the flag tower, visitors will arrive in the peak of the flag tower. From here, visitors can admire the spectacular natural scenery of Dong Van Karst Plateau, terraced rice fields and ethnic villages. Looking down at the foot of Rong Mountain is two lakes called Dragon’s Eye and located symmetrically on the two sides of the mountain.
Apart from Lung Cu Flag Tower, visitors can also explore many other famous tourist sites in Ha Giang Province such as Quan Ba Heaven Gate – the first gate leading to Dong Van Karst Plateau; Lung Cam Culture Village with buckwheat flower fields, Vuong Family’s Residence; Dong Van Market, where converges the cultural quintessences of ethnic groups in the karst pleateau; craggy Ma Pi Leng Pass and winding Nho Que River at the foot of the pass, etc
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