Bac Ha tourism week underway in Lao Cai
Update: Jun 04, 2018
The Bac Ha tourism cultural week, themed “Colours of the White Highland”, began in Bac Ha district, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, on June 2.

A performance at the opening ceremony of the Bac Ha tourism week 

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Bac Ha People’s Committee Nguyen Cong Huy said the event aims at promoting and preserving local cultural values, boosting tourism connectivity, and attracting investment in local tourism.

The same day, a road bicycle race took place with the participation of 150 riders who competed on the race spanning between Bac Ha and Xin Man district in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang. 

A street festival was also underway, reenacting various ethnic cultural activities, like the ancient fair of mountain villages, Khen dancing, and part of a wedding ceremony of Phu La ethnic people.

The week is designed to treat visitors to a horse race, a plum festival and a mountain fair.

The plum festival offering various kinds of farm produce at 20 booths such as Tam Hoa plums, Nam Xit rice, Tuyet San organic tea, honey and mushrooms are held at Hoang A Tuong Palace from June 3-6.

The traditional horse race from June 8-9 is expected to lure thousands of visitors.

Endowed cool weather year-round, Bac Ha has amazing sightseeing such as mighty mountains, beautiful caves and terraced fields. 

The district has exotic cultures with 14 ethnic minorities and historic sites like Bac Ha temple and Hoang A Tuong palace.