Bac Ha tourism culture week slated for June hinh anh 1Horse race is always a highlight of Bac HA tourism culture week (Photo: VNA)

Lao Cai (VNA) –
A tourism culture week is scheduled to take place in Bac Ha district in the northwestern province of Lao Cai from June 1-9, under the theme “Colours of the White Highland”.

Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the mountainous area Bac Ha, which is dubbed as the “white plateau”, where Tam Hoa plums grow.

A plum festival offering various kinds of farm produce at 20 booths such as Tam Hoa plums, Nam Xit rice, Tuyet San organic tea, honey and mushrooms will be held at Hoang A Tuong Palace from June 3-6.

Additionally, a cycling tournament from Bac Ha (Lao Cai) to Xin Man (Ha Giang) is slated for June 1-3 and a street festival will take place at 8:45 pm on June 2 in Bac Ha town.

The traditional horse race from June 8-9 is expected to lure thousands of visitors.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Bac Ha district Nguyen Quoc Huy said the week aims to introduce and promote tourism products, handicrafts, culinary culture and other products of the highland ethnic groups in Bac Ha district.

It also looks to encourage the conservation and production of traditional handicrafts and increase the participation of ethnic communities in tourism development, he added.

With cool weather year-round, Bac Ha has amazing sightseeing such as mighty mountains, beautiful caves and terraced fields. 

The district has exotic cultures with 14 ethnic minorities and historic sites like Bac Ha temple and Hoang A Tuong palace.-VNA