Dual cultural festivals in northwest region
Update: Aug 12, 2016
Dual cultural festivals will land the northwest region in September 2016, according to the provincial People’s Committee of Yen Bai at a meeting in the locality on August 11.

Mu Cang Chai, a national tourist attraction for its endless terraced rice fields (Photo: vietdesign.net)

Accordingly, Muong Lo Cultural and Tourism Week will take place from September 16-20 in Nghia Lo town with several rich traditional and cultural activities, including art performances of the Thai ethnic group, a “Lung linh sac mau Tay Bac” (Sparkling North-West’s colours) street performance, traditional sport competitions, films and photo exhibitions.

On the occasion, the Mu Cang Chai, a national tourist attraction for its endless terraced rice fields ,will also host a Culture, Sport and Tourism Week from September 16-25 with eventful and vivid activities such as H’Mong ethnic group’s traditional sport week, a kite festival titled: “Bay tren mua vang” (Flying on golden field), a photo display, a mountain bazaar and goat fighting.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Van Tien said the dual cultural festivals are aimed at promoting the locality’s tourism trade name.

Muong Lo can be seen as the original place of the Vietnamese ethnic community of the Thai minority. Although Thai people live here and there throughout the northern mountainous region, the Thai people in Muong Lo have preserved their unique ethnic culture and traditions the most. All of their cultural features, from their houses on stilts, brocade making and traditional clothes to their kitchen, folk music and songs are typical and impressive. Especially, the traditional charming dance of Xoe performed by young pretty girls and wine drunk out of a jar through pipes make visitors feel welcome and excited.

Meanwhile, the rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai create amazing landscapes which stretch down the mountain sides. Not only the majestic and beautiful terraces, Mu Cang Chai is attractive to visitors because of the unique and rustic life of the H’Mong ethnic group.