In Na Hang district, Tuyen Quang province, the People’s Committee of Hong Thai commune kicked off the Pearl Blossom Festival on March 8.

The festival features tours to pearl growing gardens, the re-enactment of the traditional fire dance of the local Red Dao ethnic people, a brocade embroidering contest, and performances of ‘Pao dung’ folk singing.

The festival aims to stimulate tourism demand in Na Hang district and Tuyen Quang province, in the locality’s effort to safely and flexibly adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, a similar White Pearl Flower Festival kicked off in Quang Ho Thau commune, Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province on March 5.

During the first-ever festival, which runs until March 15, visitors can go camping in the middle of the white blooming pear flower-covered hills, while experiencing the culture and cuisine of the northern mountainous locality.

An exhibition introducing H’mong specialties, traditional labour tools, musical instruments and costumes, as well as exciting sporting activities, including wooden horse racing are also scheduled within the festival.

Dien Bien province will host the Bauhinia Flower Festival from March 11 to 14

The northern province of Dien Bien is making final preparations to host the Bauhinia Flower Festival from March 11 to 14, following a two-year postponement due to COVID-19 concerns.

Various activities will be held within the framework of the festival, including a beauty pageant, a photo contest, sporting events, folk games, and a fair displaying typical tourism products of localities in northwest region.

Meanwhile in Dong Thap province, a tour to explore the brilliant beauty of blooming golden yellow xyris flowers is being held at Tram Chim tourist site from 9 am to 1 pm every day, from March 8 to May 31.