Discovering God Cliff in Ha Giang

Located at an altitude of 1,700m above sea level, the God Cliff in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang is one of the places that attract many tourists.

Discovering God Cliff in Ha Giang
The road to God Cliff in Ha Giang Province. — Photo gody.vn

We once visited the beautiful sites of Ha Giang including Ma Pi Leng Pass - Tu San Abyss Alley - Nho Que River, and we were amazed by the majestic beauty of this place. However, it was created not only by the three names mentioned above, but also by another place - God Cliff - which is considered the top floor of the most magnificent landscape in Vietnam.

The God Cliff, which is also known as White Cliff, is located on Ma Pi Leng Pass, between Pai Lung Commune and Pa Vi Commune, Meo Vac District.

Ma Pi Leng Pass is often known as the pass part on National Highway 4C, also known as the Road of Happiness. However, there is another small Ma Pi Leng Pass road (also called Ma Pi Leng B) that only motorbikes can traverse.

The God Cliff is located on this small Ma Pi Leng Pass passage. However, you can only ride a motorbike for about 3km, then have to walk another 2km. However, the path is not easy at all because the road is extremely narrow, bumpy and twisting. One side is a cliff, the other side is an abyss. So, if you can't ride a motorbike, you have to walk the whole 5km.

Discovering God Cliff in Ha Giang
A visitor poses at the God Cliff. — Photo hayditour.vn

We started our journey from the Happiness Road Museum. On this road, we stopped at the Death Cliff to check-in, however, we were very careful because it was also quite dangerous.

After that, we continued to drive down to the valley below to reach Co Tien Mountain. We went very slowly because of the bumpy roads and saw a small turn, where we could see the observatory overlooking the Ma Pi Leng Pass. From here, we had to walk.

At the observatory, we discovered the beautiful Nho Que River and the pass below. We also rested to regain our strength because the distance of riding a motorbike for only 3km was also a bit exhausting. Then we continued the journey to see the magic cliff.

We felt that the fatigue and difficulty we had just experienced was worth it, because of the stunning natural scenery here.

The cliff is majestic, high and dangerous between the clouds. Against the blue sky, white clouds with Ma Pi Leng Pass appearing very steep, the green Nho Que River winding and bisecting the mountains.

 
Discovering God Cliff in Ha Giang
Standing at the God Cliff, Nho Que River appears majestic. — Photo nhandan.vn

Touching the cliff, we felt that there seems to be a fracture of the mountains and hills. The rock surface shows rough features and wonderful carvings of nature. That moment led us to the wonderful scenery of the sky and clouds, feeling like we were standing in a fairytale.

For the people here, the God Cliff is a place of sacred significance associated with the legend of a love story between a husband and wife. For visitors, this place is a paradise to admire the panoramic view of the imposing beautiful site of Ha Giang below. 

Legend

Once upon a time, there was a fairy who planted a precious medicinal plant on Co Tien Mountain. The plant had the ability to cure all diseases and restored aging completely. However, the cliff was steep and covered with clouds all year round, and no one could climb it.

Discovering God Cliff in Ha Giang
The overview of Ma Pi Leng Pass below and God Cliff above. — Photo gody.vn

At the foot of the mountain lived a poor couple who loved each other very much. One day, the wife fell ill, there was no cure. The husband decided to climb that dangerous cliff to pick up medicine. He cut thousands of stakes into the cliff, step by step to the top of Co Tien Mountain. He happily picked the medicine and climbed down to the old road. Strangely, when he reached the foot of cliff, all the wooden stakes disappeared. The place he climbed later appeared two steep white cliffs, one small and one large.

The wooden stakes turned into drops of water that fell like rain from the top of the mountain. The water is very fresh and cool. If anyone comes here with sincerity and receives those drops of water to drink, they will have a lot of luck. On the Tet holiday, ethnic people still come to here to worship at the foot of this sacred cliff.

Source: Vietnam News

Ha Giang province captured through lens of photographers

Ha Giang province captured through lens of photographers

A number of beautiful images of the Nho Que river at sunset, Quan Ba town, and the Ma Pi Leng pass are among the impressive images captured by foreign photographers during their visits to Ha Giang.

Forest God worshipping ceremony of H’Mong people

Forest God worshipping ceremony of H’Mong people

H’mong ethnic communities often stage their important rituals at the beginning of the year as they believe that it is the “cleanest” time of the year. 

 
 

Other News

.
Hoi An, My Son to pilot welcoming international tourists this month
Hoi An, My Son to pilot welcoming international tourists this month
TRAVELicon  03/11/2021 

Quang Nam will pilot a programme to welcome international tourists back from this month as the COVID-19 pandemic is put under control in the locality.

Weird yet tasty dishes in Dong Trieu
Weird yet tasty dishes in Dong Trieu
TRAVELicon  03/11/2021 

Dong Trieu Town, the eastern gate of northeastern Quang Ninh Province, has long been known for its coal and pottery industries. 

A challenging cycling route in Lam Dong
A challenging cycling route in Lam Dong
TRAVELicon  02/11/2021 

One day in late March, we traveled to Kala Lake in Di Linh District, Lam Dong Province, where we took a cycling route over a terrain of red basaltic soil and mountains, and enjoyed standup paddle boarding and many more.

Delicious dishes for a cold rainy day in Hanoi
Delicious dishes for a cold rainy day in Hanoi
TRAVELicon  02/11/2021 

On the days when Hanoi welcomes monsoons, cold weather, or non-stop rain, locals favor a bowl of hot porridge, chicken soup or glutinous rice dumplings.

French-style architectural landmarks in Hai Phong City
French-style architectural landmarks in Hai Phong City
TRAVELicon  02/11/2021 

Hai Phong, a port city in northern Vietnam, boasts a smooth blend of Oriental and Western architectural styles.

Vietnam's international tourism looks forward to re-opening
Vietnam's international tourism looks forward to re-opening
TRAVELicon  01/11/2021 

From airlines to travel companies, Vietnam’s tourism industry is hoping to get the green light to resume international commercial flights, starting in November.

Vietnamese culinary records recognised by international organisations
Vietnamese culinary records recognised by international organisations
TRAVELicon  01/11/2021 

The World Record Association (WRA) based in Hong Kong acknowledged five world culinary records from Vietnam.

Tourism still facing obstacles despite restrictions relaxing
Tourism still facing obstacles despite restrictions relaxing
TRAVELicon  01/11/2021 

As restrictions relax under the new-normal and tourism resumes around the country, travel agencies are still encountering obstacles to their operations.

Quang Nam UNESCO sites gear up for post-COVID-19 tourism recovery
Quang Nam UNESCO sites gear up for post-COVID-19 tourism recovery
TRAVELicon  01/11/2021 

Two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam are getting ready to begin receiving tourists, again as part of wider a pilot scheme to reintroduce tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 pademic. 

Spend only US$50 to sky-surf over Hanoi
Spend only US$50 to sky-surf over Hanoi
TRAVELicon  01/11/2021 

The best months to go paragliding are October through December when the hill slopes turn white with reeds creating a pleasurable scene.

"Hong Kong" in the land of Can Gio
"Hong Kong" in the land of Can Gio
TRAVELicon  31/10/2021 

In cyberspace, travel-loving young adults have recently shared a series of Hong Kong-style cinematic photographs captured in Can Gio, HCM City.

Hanoi is one among “The Best Cities for a Workation”
Hanoi is one among “The Best Cities for a Workation”
TRAVELicon  31/10/2021 

The charming city with various beautiful landscapes, friendly people and ‘arguably one of the best street food scenes on the planet’ is one among the best cities of the world for a workation.

Mo Village’s tofu –  special dish of Hanoi
Mo Village’s tofu – special dish of Hanoi
TRAVELicon  30/10/2021 

Tofu made in Mo Village, presently known as Mai Dong village in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai District, has been well-known as the most delicious tofu in Hanoi, giving rise to the moniker, “Mo Village’s Tofu”.

Foreign travelers in doubt, though 7-day quarantine requirement has been removed
Foreign travelers in doubt, though 7-day quarantine requirement has been removed
FEATUREicon  30/10/2021 

From November 2021, foreign travelers to Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh, if testing negative for the coronavirus, will be able to take package tours and not be required to have a 7-day quarantine.

No seven-day quarantine planned for foreign tourists with negative COVID-19 tests
No seven-day quarantine planned for foreign tourists with negative COVID-19 tests
TRAVELicon  28/10/2021 

Foreign visitors to Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh – localities selected in a pilot reopening programme – will not have to quarantine from next month as long as they test negative for SARS-CoV-2.

Photo of Vietnam's terraced fields among best entries in int’l competition
Photo of Vietnam's terraced fields among best entries in int’l competition
TRAVELicon  28/10/2021 

Spanish photographer Felipe Souto's panoramic photo of Vietnam’s terraced fields has been honored at the EPSON International Pano Awards 2021.

Camping on the white cliffs in Ha Giang
Camping on the white cliffs in Ha Giang
TRAVELicon  27/10/2021 

Camping on Ha Giang white cliffs, where you can appreciate the beauty of Nho Que River and the winding Ma Pi Leng pass road with overlapping mountains, has become popular among young travellers.

Walking tour strides towards new-normal tourism in Hanoi
Walking tour strides towards new-normal tourism in Hanoi
TRAVELicon  27/10/2021 

After many months of keeping her daughter at home due to social distancing, Thai Kim Tuyet can finally bring her to enjoy a walking tour of French architecture in downtown Hanoi.

Quail served with sticky rice – must-try dish of autumn
Quail served with sticky rice – must-try dish of autumn
TRAVELicon  28/10/2021 

Vietnamese cuisine has various versions of sticky rice, but there is only one that is enjoyed in autumn – quail over sticky rice.

'Vaccine passport' holders to land in Phu Quoc in November
'Vaccine passport' holders to land in Phu Quoc in November
TRAVELicon  26/10/2021 

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will receive a number of charter flights going to its Phu Quoc island from November 20 to test the process of picking up and serving guests with “vaccine passport”.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN