Lung Cu Flagpole is considered to be one of the typical symbol of Dong Van in particular and Ha Giang in general. Therefore, every year this place has countless tourists visiting and checking in. Join with me on the journey of exploring the interesting things about this wonder.
What can you do at Lung Cu Flagpole
Tourists come to Lung Cu Flagpole often wondering what can they do beside sightseeing. Let’s find out all the activities that you can do while you are here.
Witnessing the beautiful scene along the way
Standing at Lung cu Flagpole, you can immerse yourself into the magnificent view of Dong Van Karst Plateau since this place is located all the way up.
Breathing the fresh air, admiring the stunning picture of moutainous area of Vietnam alongside with your friends and family will be the unforgettable memory during your trip to Lung Cu Flagpole.
Trekking to the Flagpole
However, to get to the top, you have to go through a challenging journney. Trekking to the top of Lung Cu Flagpole has a love-hate relationship with travelers, partly because of its difficulty.
Actually, most people love this activity ecause of the excitement, the feeling of satisfaction when they know thay have conquered one of the biggest challenge of Ha Giang to get to the top,
Embracing the Commemorative House
At the bottom of the Flagpole, you can find a Commemorative House displaying traditional clothes, tools, historical artifacts of different ethnic groups in Ha Giang.
Tourists coming here can understand more about the life and culture of Ha Giang locals throughout the time.
Discovering the Cutural Exhibits
If you want to know more about the cuture here, another place that you should visit is the Cultura Exhibits placed inside the Flagpole.
The Cutural Exhibits will help you learn more about Ha Giang’s history, people, culture and struggle to become what it is today.
The ticket price of Lung Cu Flagpole
Here are the expected fee that you will need to pay when coming to Lung Cu Flagpole
- The ticket price of Lung cu Flagpole is 25.000VND/ ticket and is free for children who are under 1m3
- The ticket for tourist electric car is 15.000VND/ ticket
- The parking fee is 10.000VND
For a tourist attraction, these price is extremely affordable if not say cheap. With such low prices, it would be a miss if you forget to visit this spot.
Things about the Lung Cu Flagpole you may not have known
Lung Cu Flagpole is the northernmost point of Vietnam and located in Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. It will take you about 4h30 to finish the journey from Ha Giang city to Lung Cu Flagpole (about 160km).
Well-known as it seems, not many people know why this place is so famous. This following part will explain why you should go visit this destinations.
The design: The Lung Cu Flagpole was constructed using a distinctive octagonal architecture, like many other flagpoles, exhibiting a magnificent and solemn beauty.
The Lung Cu Flagpole is designed with 8 stone faces engraved with patterns inspired by the Dong Son Bronze Drum, depicting different historical periods of the country, symbolizing the rich history of the Vietnamese people.
The path: The path to Lung Cu Flagpole is also a big challenge to who comes here for the first time.
To get to the top of Lung Cu Flagpole, tourists need to go through approximately 839 steps divided into three different sections representing three levels of emotions. As you progress through each section, you will experience different emotional states at each stage.
From excitement, anticipation at the beginning of the journey to the discouragement and fatigue half way to Lung Cu Flagpole. Finally, tourists will experience great joy together with a sense of sacredness and the nation spirit.
The height: The Lung Cu Flagpole stands more than 1400 meters above sea level, which frequently surprises visitors. With that impressive height, Lung Cu Flagpole is considered to be the highest point of Dragon Mountain.
Besides, the flagpole itself reaches the height of 30 meters. That is the reason why people have come here regarded Lung Cu Flagpole as a towering and monumental structure. To achieve this, abundant of materials were spent to construct this masterpiece.
The Flag size: Another thing that makes Lung Cu Flagpole special is the size of the Vietnam flag.
The majestic flag displayed in this location stands is called to be Vietnam’s grandest, spanning an impressive expanse of 54 square meters. This number also symbolizes the unbreakable unity of 54 diverse and vibrant ethnic groups of Vietnam.
Despite several renovations to the flagpole over the years, the Flag still remain the same, still fluttering among the wind.
The history: The history of Lung Cu Flagpole represents a long historical period of Vietnam, from King Ly Thuong Kiet dominant time.
Initially, Lung Cu Flagpole was constructed to mark the territorial boundaries of Vietnam. Over the time, it became a historical symbol of Vietnam, witnessed all the high and low of this country throughout many years.
From 1887 till now, Lung Cu Flagpole was rebuilt a several times before entirely constructed.
Here are some interesting things that you might not know about Lung Cu Flagpole. If you have any added informations, you can comment down below
How to get to Lung Cu Flagpole
Lung Cu Flagpole is located in the Northside of Ha Giang city. If you go from Ha Giang city, it is adviced that you go through Yen Minh, Quan Ba first and then Dong Van district. You will also have the chance to stop by and visit some of the most beautiful sceneries in Ha Giang province.
About vehicles, you can choose these options below:
- Electric vehicle
- By motorbike
- By foot
For the flexibility along the road, you should use Ha Giang motorbike rental service for the best experience. If you are not sure about your driving skills, you can have a tour guide to drive you around and introduce you about this place.
I hope that the information I shared helps you better understand this landmark Lung Cu Ha Giang still has a lot of intriguing things for you to discover. Wish you a meaningful and rewarding adventure as you explore Ha Giang.