Lao Cai (VNA) – An autumn festival opened in Y
Ty commune, Bat Xat district, the northwestern mountainous province of Lao Cai,
on September 1, inviting visitors to explore unique and pristine cultural
identities of local ethnics.
The two-day festival, part of the National
Tourism Year 2017 themed “Colours of the Northwest”, features various
activities demonstrating the special culture of ethnics in Bat Xat.
Visitors to the event can learn more about
“trinh tuong” (earthen) houses of the Ha Nhi ethnic group and daily activities
of northwestern people such as weaving and making “banh day” (a kind of
glutinous rice cake) and liquor.
Aside from folk games, songs and dances,
tourists can also experience local farmers’ life, buy souvenirs and taste the
mountainous cuisine at a market.
Coming to Y Ty on these days, people have a
chance to enjoy beauties of the The Pa terraced rice field valley – a national
tourist attraction – and the primary forest.
On September 1, a mountaineering contest was
held with Mount Lao Than, 2,860 metres high, challenging climbers.
Chairman of the Bat Xat district People’s
Committee Hoang Dang Khoa said the festival aims to honour, conserve and promote
local tangible and intangible cultural values, thus helping to strengthen
tourism connectivity and encourage the creation of unique tourism products.-VNA