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 and attracted hundreds of tourists domestically and internationally. 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.
The event aims to introduce and promote tourism products, handicrafts, culinary culture, other products of the highland ethnic groups in Bac Ha District and Lao Cai Province, thereby contributing to encouraging conservation and production of traditional handicrafts, fostering the participation of the ethnic communities in tourism development, and promoting the image of Bac Ha tourism to domestic and foreign visitors.
Bac Ha Tourism Culture Week includes many attractive activities such as: Bac Ha (Lao Cai Province) – Xin Man (Ha Giang Province) Cycling Tournament from 1 to 3 June; street festival at 8.45pm on 2 June at some main streets of Bac Ha Town; plum festival and displaying local agricultural products from 3 to 6 June at Hoang A Tuong Palace with 20 booths of mountainous specialties such as tam hoa plum, Nam Xit rice, Shan tuyet organic tea, safe vegetables, honey, mushroom, etc.
Besides, in the framework of the event, there will be many responding activities such as performance of traditional crafts, mountainous cuisine, folk games; traditional horse racing from 8 to 9 June; visiting community-based tourism villages in communes of Na Hoi, Giang Pho, Ta Chai, Ban Pho, Bao Nhai; paragliding at Quan Than San Mountain – Co Co Lake on 3 June; experiencing Bac Ha Market on 3 June, etc.
The Bac Ha tourism cultural week, “Colours of the White Highland”, will take place until 9 June.