Mu Cang Chai region’s Culture and Tourism Week was propelled on September 25 in the northern precipitous area of Yen Bai, drawing in countless occupants and travelers.
The tourism celebration is composed amid the rice harvest season in the middle of September and October every year, in an offer to respect the shocking excellence of the national legacy of Mu Cang Chai’s terraced fields and the exceptional societies of ethnic gatherings in the area. It is likewise anticipated that will build open familiarity with the estimation of authentic conservation and reinforce tourism linkages in Viet Nam’s northwestern district.
This year’s festival hosts a series of events, including a mobile cinema and library; tours of the terraced rice fields; fashion shows showcasing traditional costumes; displays of traditional tool-, wine- and instrument-making processes; rice cake pounding; and brocade weaving.
Visitors can also visit a mountainous fair with 14 stalls selling local products and specialties, such as rice cakes and traditional herbal medicine made by the ethnic H’mong people.
The culture and tourism week running until September 30 marks the 57th anniversary of the founding of Mu Cang Chai district (October 18, 1957) and World Tourism Day (September 27).
Mu Cang Chai is one of the most popular destinations in the northwest, for both domestic and international tourists, due primarily to the spectacular beauty of its terraced rice fields, which have been cultivated by the H’mong people for centuries.
The fields are visible from virtually everywhere in the district, covering an area of over 2,200ha. The 500ha of fields surrounding the villages in Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan and De Xu Phinh communes were recognised as national heritage sites in 2007 by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism.