Top of Mau Son Mountain (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA) – Thousands of people and tourists have flocked to the northern mountainous province of Lang Son to join the Mau Son Summer Tourism Festival, which opened in Loc Binh district on July 9.

The festival, held by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is one of the key activities to popularise local tourism potential and create opportunity for experience exchanges in the field while promoting the province’s socio-economy and culture.

According to Be Thi Thu Hien, Deputy Director of the department, together with Winter Tourism Festival, the event aims to attract both domestic and foreign visitors to explore the locality’s beauty.

She noted that ethnic groups residing on Mau Son Mountain will show their cultural identities and introduce their specialties to tourists.

Visitors to the event will be wallowing in a cuisine festival with traditional dishes of the Dao ethnic group, an art exhibition at French ancient villas and many other cultural and sport events like lion dancing, folk singing, bicycle race and mountain climbing, she added.

Located some 30km north-east of Lang Son city, Mau Son has lovely, pristine landscape, pure air and cool weather all year round. The mountain, which sometimes gets snow in winter, also has many beautiful streams and waterfalls.

Mau Son has such specialties like peach, Tuyet Son tea, wine and rare cocks with six spurs. It is home to Tay, Dao and Nung ethnic minorities.

On the top of Mau Son, archeologists found many stone structures dating back the Iron Age.-VNA