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Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off

November 23, 2020 | 10:07

On November 21, the wintery festival kicked off on Bac Ha Plateau in the northern province of Lao Cai with a series of interesting activities.

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Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
The performance of the Nung ethnic people. Photo: VOV

This is the first time such a festival to be held in winter instead of a similar one in spring or summer, VOV reported.

Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Reenacting the bride procession ceremony of the Phu La ethnic group Photo: VOV

The festival features many interesting events including horse-racing competition, culinary contest, “Khèn” (panpipe) dance contest and tours to explore tourist attractions in the locality.

Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
“Xoè” dance of the ethnic people. Photo: VOV

Nguyen Quoc Huy, Chairman of Bac Ha District People's Committee said that through the festival, Bac Ha wants to prove itself as a “not-to-be-missed” destination that boats unique charm satisfying any visitors coming here.

The wintery festival also aims to revive the local tourism industry as it was severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Hoang A Tuong Palace is packed with visitors. Hoang A Tuong Palace was built in the style of Asia - Europe with closed rectangular layouts. Its owners were father and son Hoang Yen Chao and Hoang A Tuong, Tay ethnic people who ruled a region with 70 percent of the population are H’mong people and were called "King."
Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Mong ethnic people perform Khen (panpipe) dance Photo: VOV
Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Horse racing has become an indispensable part of the festival Photo: VOV
Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Horse racing has become an indispensable part of the festival Photo: VOV
Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Tourists can buy local specialties as gifts for relatives and friends. Photo: VOV
Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Tourists can buy local specialties as gifts for relatives and friends. Photo: VOV
Unique wintery festival on Bac Ha Plateau kicks off
Jewelry and brocade clothes are also displayed for sale at the festival. Photo: VOV
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