The upcoming festival will mark a special occasion as it will be the 17th time the thrilling horse race has taken place in the picturesque mountainous region.

From June 2 to June 8, Bac Ha stadium will come alive with the sound of hoofbeats as jockeys from Lao Cai and neighboring provinces such as Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, and Lai Chau gather to showcase their skills. The race will cover a total distance of 1,500 meters, with the horses racing seven laps around the track.

Adding to the excitement, the organizers will be awarding first, second, and third prizes to the top competitors. But the festival offers more than just a horse race; it’s a celebration of culture and tradition.

The Bac Ha White Plateau Festival will feature captivating art performances by local ethnic groups and a unique tour that explores ancient tea trees. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region.

Well-known for its vibrant rural market, Bac Ha district attracts visitors and traders every Sunday. This market is not just a place for commerce but also a hub for cultural exchange among the diverse ethnic groups in the area.

An integral part of the Sunday market is the horse-trading session, where you’ll find the renowned local horses, celebrated for their beauty and grace. These horses are a source of pride for the community and are considered one of the most magnificent horse breeds in the country.

The annual horse race, a time-honored tradition of the ethnic groups residing on the Bac Ha White Plateau, has become a highly anticipated event for both locals and tourists alike. Since its inception in 2007, it has grown in popularity, attracting enthusiasts and spectators eager to witness the thrilling competition and immerse themselves in the unique cultural experience it offers.

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