Ma Pi Leng Pass offering spectacular views overlooking Ha Giang scenery

​​​Lastast Update: 24th October 2020

Ma Pi Leng Pass is well-known for its stunning views. Many visitors who have explored it spoke highly of the natural views there. The pass lies between Dong Van and Meo Vac for nearly 20 kilometers. Half of the distance is endowed with fascinating views to appreciate

Ma Pi Leng Pass Fast Facts

  • Name: Ma Pi Leng Pass
  • ​Location: 20 x kilometers
  • Things to do there: Photography, Motorcycling, Hiking, Adventure
  • Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Nature Lovers
  • Time required: 5 – 6 x hours
What to expect at the Ma Pi Leng Pass

If you’d love to enjoy the natural beauty with the authentic culture of the ethnic minorities in one spot in Ha Giang, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is a great option. The park is decorated with many limestone peaks. Home to 17 ethnic minorities, the park also features colorful and interesting cultures to experience.


Ha Giang Loop is well-known for the Happiness Road winding around the mountains. Through 7-years hard work, the road was opened to the public in 1965. With a length of 185 kilometers, it connects Ha Giang City, Dong Van and Meo Vac.


If you are interested to explore Ma Pi Leng Pass, the best way is to enjoy a motorcycle tour to the pass. With breathtaking views, Ma Pi Leng Pass offers kind of dangerous road to experience motorcycle driving. Drive along the road and you’ll get to Dong Van Old Town where the old quarter with old buildings is situated. If you are planning to get more acquainted with the local culture, it is recommended that you explore the town on Sunday when locals hold the interesting market.


Pho Bang Village is a great options for those who love the culture of ethnic minorities. In addition, Ha Giang offers many spots worth visiting, such as Meo Vac Town, Ha Giang Markets, Hmong King Palace, etc.

Best time to visit the Ma Pi Leng Pass

The best time to visit the pass is in the morning.

The best months to visit are from March to October.


How to get to the Ma Pi Leng Pass

There is no direct bus to Ma Pi Leng Pass from Hanoi or Ha Giang. You could rent a car, a motorcycle or a bike to the pass.


Additional Ma Pi Leng Pass Travel Advice
  • If you are planning to drive a motorcycle or ride a bike to the pass, please pay attention to the vehicles along the road.
  • Please take enough clothes with you.
  • If it is misty, rainy or foggy, it is not recommended that you explore the pass as it may be a little dangerous.
  • Please take enough drinking water and food with you.
Interested in visiting the Ma Pi Leng Pass on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Ma Pi Leng Pass, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.