Old town of Dong Van in Dong Van plateau (Ha Giang) is seen as an architectural heritage, history and culture. Domestic and foreign tourists come here not out of awe, excited about a living, living, economic, social, cultural and pristine, rustic like this life of indigenous peoples .. .
At altitudes above 1,000 meters above the sea, Dong Van old town out in the fog to appear in the villages, to the strange magic. Compared with the ancient town of Hoi An, Hanoi Old Quarter, the old town of Dong Van is not the oldest, is not large in scale. But especially, the old town of Dong Van has nuances unique and separate identity of residents in Highland.
The unique structures such as markets are created from the stones were carved elaborately carved. The influence market, steady in the basin of highland valley dotted impressive break. Dong Van market works built between 1925-1928 brings deep look on Dong Van plateau.
Opposite the market will see a row of serial houses close proximity to one another into the small road running along the mountain into a community where neighborhoods exist between heaven and earth plateau. Solar roof tiles, stone foundation, soil wall is the architect that we can see is a form of traditions building of the people here. In the home, the pillar is made of Nghien wood , the pattern is elaborately engraving on the column. Sitting in the house to admire the talent of mountain region people as yourself in a living space just a simple, rudimentary, but also very poetic. Stood looking down from on high, with about 18 houses on less than 100 years old, old town along the market form showing harmony in mist and fuzzy cat ears rock. Many old houses in turn, are local workers and Chinese workers completed in the early 20th century, created the basic look of the old town of Dong Van today. Overall, the architectural style of the old town of Dong Van is the interference between the traditional architecture of the indigenous peoples with the architecture of Chinese residents.
Town residents living by shifting cultivation and trading, still life but hard to keep Sundays and holidays, Lunar New Year on the street which also houses hanging lanterns. Footsteps on the streets of the boys, girls shopping, laughing voices, the sound of praise, singing brought a space for the neighborhood festival. Astonished tourists, enjoy singing, colorful life, then the local products such as brocade, pan-pipe, honey … are sold at the door of each house as visitors attach step foot roam shopping. Old town population with the architecture and unique cultural activities like a dotted destruction of talented artists the myriad of stone picture.