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Discovering the peaceful beauty of Si Thau Chai

For Ngo Thanh Mai, who lives in Hanoi, the village of Si Thau Chai is very poetic and peaceful with majestic natural scenery.

Unique bride procession of Dao Khau wedding

The Dao Khau of Sin Ho District, Lai Chau Province, believe that all things that begin before the sun rises will go well, particularly for important events such as a wedding.

Mong woman catches attention with photo in traditional clothes

A photo of a beautiful young Mong woman wearing the ethnic group's traditional clothing while making food has drawn a lot of attention in the past week.

Then Kin Pang festival of Thai ethnic people in Lai Chau

The Then Kin Pang festival is held annually on the 9th and 10th days of the third lunar month, when thousands of people from Vietnam and overseas flock to Khong Lao commune in Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province in celebration. 

Clarinet of the Dao Khau

The Dao Khau ethnic group in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau have a set of traditional musical instruments, of which a clarinet is the most difficult instrument to play.

Soldiers step up COVID-19 prevention efforts at border crossings

Border guards operating in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau have set up tents along trails and close to border crossings in an effort to control illegal entry into the country and successfully curb the spread of COVID-19.

Earthquake hits Lai Chau for third time in three days

Muong Te District in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau was struck by a 2.5-magnitude earthquake at 3:47 a.m. on the morning of June 17, making it the third earthquake to hit the province in three days.

Period of extreme weather conditions kills five in northern mountainous region

A series of floods and landslides triggered by a period of torrential rain over the past few days has left five people dead, with one person missing and a further 25 people injured in mountainous regions situated in the north on April 25.

Soldiers rise to challenge of caring for people in quarantine

Soldiers deployed for the fight against the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic have been working hard these days to assist people who are undergoing a compulsory 14-day quarantine period at military camps.

Buffalo worship of Lu ethnic group

“Mo khoăn khoai” is a ceremony of the Lu ethnic group in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau to honor buffalos, a very important animal to famers.

New roads to link to northern mountains

Two new roads will be built connecting the northern mountainous region with Hanoi, Ministry of Transport said on Thursday.

Viewing a spectacular sunset from Ky Quan San mountain

Known as Bach Moc Luong Tu by trekkers, Ky Quan San mountain can be found situated between the northern provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau.

Cultural characteristics of the Kho Mu

The Kho Mu are one of 5 ethnic groups in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau. Despite physical hardships, they have developed strong cultural traditions and customs.

Ha Nhi group celebrates traditional new year

The 11th lunar month is when the Ha Nhi minority group celebrate their traditional new year, known as Khu Su Cha. This is the time for people to relax, entertain, reunite and send best wishes for the new year.

Vietnam's forest management sector to improve forest protection

It is forecast that climate change will increase the risk of forest fires next year, therefore concerned organisations should be vigilant and prepare for fire prevention and control.

Putaleng XC Open concludes in Lai Chau

The first ever international cross-country paragliding competition to be held in Vietnam, the Putaleng XC Open, finished on December 1 in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau following a fantastic event.

First Puteleng paragliding competition opens in Lai Chau

The Open Putaleng Paragliding Tournament 2019 kicked off in Tam Duong district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on November 29.

Putaleng XC Open to held in Lai Chau

The Putaleng XC Open, the first international cross country paragliding competition in Vietnam, will be held in Tam Duong District in Lai Chau Province from November 28 to December 1.

Rong May Glass Bridge tourism site opens in Lai Chau

The Sun Gate Group has inaugurated the first stage of Rong May Glass Bridge ecological tourism site, as part of Thac Trang (White Falls) tourism project, in Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province.

Traditional costumes of the Lu ethnic minority

The Lu ethnic minority of Lai Chau province have long earned their living by growing cotton, raising silkworms, spinning thread and weaving fabrics.