Xin Man Sunday Market
Xin Man Sunday Market

Xin Man - Ha Giang

Xin Man District of Ha Giang Province is 150km from Ha Giang Provincial Capital Town, 40km from Hoang Su Phi District of Ha Giang Province and 60km from Bac Ha Town of Lao Cai Province. Xin Man is right on the border between Vietnam and China.

Xin Man is, as of this writing, surrounded by wild mountains and forests. There's a single road from Hoang Su Phi to Xin Man which is constantly in bad conditions due to landslides and the road from Bac Ha to Xin Man is in fairly good conditions as of writing.

Coc Pai Town - Xin Man - Ha Giang
Coc Pai Town - Xin Man - Ha Giang

Xin Man has mountainous terrains which are dissected by rivers, streams and valleys. To the north, there's the Tay Con Linh Range with peaks of over 2,400m which runs along the Vietnam-China border from Lao Chai (Vi Xuyen) to Pa Vay Su (Xin Man). To the east, there's Chieu Lau Thi Mountain Range with peaks of over 2,400m.

 The Chay River at Xin Man - Ha Giang
The Chay River at Xin Man - Ha Giang

 Xin Man is inhabited by 18 ethnic groups including the Nung, H'mong, Tay, Dao, La Chi, Kinh, Phu La, Hoa, Pa Then, Cao Lan, Muong, Ngan, Bo Y, Giay, Co Lao, San Diu, San Chay...

The Sunday market at Coc Pai Xin Man, Ha Giang
The Sunday market at Coc Pai Xin Man, Ha Giang

 

 Flower H'mong ladies at Coc Pai Xin Man, Ha Giang
Flower H'mong ladies at Coc Pai Xin Man, Ha Giang

 

 Nung ladies at Coc Pai Xin Man, Ha Giang
Nung ladies at Coc Pai Xin Man, Ha Giang

Tourist attractions
There's a market every Sunday morning at Coc Pai Town, the capital town of Xin Man District that offers a great opportunity to look into local way of life. There's also a garden of stones with ancients carvings for those interested in archaeology.

 the wild mountains of Xin Man, Ha Giang
the wild mountains of Xin Man, Ha Giang

While there may be no other specific tourist sites at Xin Man, be known that it is in between Hoang Su Phi and Bac Ha and the route itself offers wonderful mountainscapes. If you interested in mountainscape photography and adventure travel, do not miss this route if you have time on your itinerary.

Golden rice terraces at Xin Man, Ha Giang
Golden rice terraces at Xin Man, Ha Giang

Travel and tours
 Currently, Paradissa offers trekking tours, motorbike tours and mountain bike hard adventure tours to Xin Man. During the rice transplanting season and harvest time, we offer photo tours through Xin Man and nearby attractions. Please contact our travel experts for further information.

Accommodation
Simple guest houses are available at Coc Pai Township. Homestay is available at Nam Dan, Quang Nguyen and Khuon Lung communes.

How to get there
Xin Man can be reached from Bac Ha or Hoang Su Phi by road. The roads are kind of good and bad due to floods during the rainy season.