Lying at 20 kilometres far from Dong Van suburban district and 117 kilometres away from Ha Giang township, Pho Bang – a bustling border town – seemed to be forgotten in a few decades.
To reach Pho Bang old town, you travel about 5 km from the junction to Sung La, passing a small pass then you’ll get this peaceful town.
Pho Bang says “hello” to you with beautiful gardens of fragrant roses in the background of greenery of mountains.
Here live mainly groups of H’Mong and Chinese people. The small town of Pho Bang has only a dozen houses, which are scattered on the main road and a few small branches. So you’ll imagine this tranquil land like a beautiful young sleeping woman among wild mountains.
Sometimes you’ll see some peach flower blossom rather late.
Or you may catch a mesmerizing view of infinite white plum flowers blooming under the rustic roofs.
In spring, locals start to burn dry grass in rice terraces with unique terrain. The smoke makes the land much more magical and poetical.
The most impressive things here are not only clay-made houses are over 100 years old, with old wooden doors and old parallel sentences in Chinese scripts. Quiet small valleys will lull you with its incredibly dreaming atmosphere.
Several ancient houses stand deeply in the valleys with a slow lifestyle.
The houses hide under the shadow of thousands of pine trees, making a peaceful scene that seems to never change over time.
Or looming behind glorious yellow borecole fields, the houses give you shots of the picturesque scene.
Like other lands of Dong Van rock plateau, the life of locals here is quite poor in this barren land, so people regard the soil as their gold of life.
In this border town, the village mingles with the soul of nature, it’s a slow, smooth, and peaceful small world.
So if you are looking for somewhere to get out of busy and complicated life, just go here, Pho Bang – a heavenly land, to rest your bone, rest your soul, and feel the endless beauty of life.
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