A cultural and tourism festival promoting the beauty of Hoang Su Phi’s terraced fields and ethnic culture kicked off in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on September 28.

The three-day event includes trade fairs introducing local specialties, embroidery, weaving and cooking competitions for the La Chi group in Ban Phung commune; ritual ceremonies of the Dao group in Ho Thau commune; and typical festivals of the Mong group.

Visitors will be able to visit an ancient tea forest in Nam Pien commune, join traditional dances with the Dao and Nung ethnic groups or go sightseeing at the waterfall in Thuong village.

The harvest season in Hoang Su Phi falls in September and October, creating a breathtaking scene that attracts tourists to Ha Giang province every autumn.

In 2011, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognised 760 hectares of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields located across six communes in the province as a national heritage.-VNA