Ha Giang’s ethnic cultural week to open later this month
Update: Nov 14, 2013
The Cultural Heritage Tourism Week for Ethnic Minority Groups in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang will take place from November 22-26 instead of November 19-23 as previously scheduled.

According to the organising board, the opening ceremony, scheduled to be held at a stadium in Quang Binh district on November 22, will be broadcast live on VTV2.

Other districts selected for the five-day event include Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac and Dong Van, which are located in the Dong Van Stone Plateau – a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks.

The week aims to honour national intangible cultural heritage in Ha Giang and promote the province’s tourism products and potential to local and foreign tourists.

Visitors will have a chance to enjoy special art performances and the province’s traditional cuisine, as well as take part in folk games and a fire dancing festival of the Pa Then ethnic minority group in Tan Bac commune, Quang Binh district.

They will also learn how to weave local brocade products and visit the province’s well-known and beautiful sites such as the Dong Van Stone Plateau, Lung Cu flag pole and Ma Pi Leng Pass.