Xin Man Ha Giang Province of Vietnam is 140km 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, well hidden and completely 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 not accessible at the moment.
Xin Man district is divided into 1 townships and 18 communes including Coc Pai, Nan Xin, Xin Man, Ban Diu, Chi Ca, Then Phang, Trung Thinh, Pa Vay Su, Ngan Chien, Coc Re, Ta Nhiu, Thu Ta, Nan Ma, Ban Ngo, Che La, Quang Nguyen, Nam Dan, Na Chi, and Khuon Lung.
The district of Xin Man in Ha Giang Province borders China to the North and has a total population of more than 58,000 people of 16 ethnic groups.
The Nung ethnic group accounts for the majority with 43%, the Mong accounts for 23% and the remaining groups are the Dao, Tay, La Chi and Kinh.
Xin Man is inhabited by 15 ethnic groups including the Nung, the Flower H'mong, the Tay, La Chi, Kinh, Hoa...There's a market every Sunday morning at Coc Pai Town, the capital town of Xin Man District. Currently, Paradissa offers trekking tours, motorbike tours and mountain bike hard adventure tours to Xin Man.
In the past, to travel to the city of Ha Giang or neibouring districts, the locals in Xin Man had to cross an old small bridge over the Chay River. The bridge was often strongly shaken when motorcars crossed. Furthermore, when it was rainy or windy, it became very dangerous to travel on the bridge.
The construction of the Coc Pai Bridge started on January 26, 2015, 60m from the old bridge. The bridge not only helps connect routes between Xin Man and other neighbouring areas, but also gives many opportunities for economic, social and cultural development.
With this bridge, local agricultural products can be easily transported to other places and tourism services have been increased.
The best way to get to Xin Man from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Ha Giang. Those who are on budget can take a public bus at My Dinh bus station.
Hanoi - Ha Giang city bus journey takes about 6-8 hours on road. There are both night buses and day buses from Hanoi to Ha Giang city. Take then either local bus or motor-taxi from Ha Giang city to Xin Man.
Booking a Xin Man guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Xin Man Vietnam.
Xin Man weather
Climatically, Ha Giang province has two seasons, dry and monsoon, dependent on the altitude of the region. The two northern Indochinese climatic zones on the border influence the climate in that part of the province.
The lower areas in the province comprise low hills, the Lo River Valley and the town of Ha Giang. In Cao Bo district, dry season lasts from mid-September until the end of May, and the balance period of the year is the rainy season. However, in Du Gia district the wet season sets in one month earlier.
The average annual temperature in Xin Man is 22.78 °C (73.00 °F); the monthly averages range from a low of 15.48 °C (59.86 °F) in January to a high of 27.88 °C (82.18 °F) in July. The annual rainfall in Xin Man is 2,430.1 millimetres (95.67 in); the monthly average varies from a low of 31.5 millimetres (1.24 in) in December to a high of 515.6 millimetres (20.30 in) in July. The average annual humidity level is 84%.