The Muong Lo Culture and Tourism Festival and The Discovery Mu Cang Chai Terraced Fields will take place from September 20 to 25 in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.
This is an annual provincial tourism event aiming at introducing beautiful landscapes, culture and promoting tourism development in the province.
“The event will honour the traditional and unique culture typical of nature and people in the province,” said Duong Van Tien, deputy-head of the provincial People’s Committee at a press conference in Hanoi yesterday.
“It will include many activities that constitute a series of attractive events for tourists."
For the first time the festival will hold a street performance with the participation of artists and ethnic minority people from nine localities in the province to introduce and promote tangible and intangible cultural values of each locality.
The festival will open with a show entitled Quintessence From Legend which brings together many popular artists.
The festival will be a chance for tourists to experience and enjoy national cultural values.
Coming to the festival, visitors will learn about unique tourism products and join diversified activities. They will see a performance by 2019 people which will be amazing.
Paragliding themed Flying in The Yellow Season will be a highlight of the festival. It will allow visitors to enjoy the local terraced rice fields.
Culinary and tourism activities will take place at the festival. Tu Le young sticky rice will be introduced as one of the specialities in the province. Tourism programmes are various such as Ta Xua Mountain Adventure; community based and environment friendly tourism models Eco-lodge Mu Cang Chai; Kim Noi Village; Sa Ren Village and Deu Village lure the visitors.
At the press conference, Tien also wishes to popularise the festival and the beauty of the national landscape of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields which is currently developing a dossier to submit to the Prime Minister for approval of the national special relic.
Thái xòe dance (dance with scarves) is submitted for UNESCO’s recognition as a human intangible cultural heritage.