Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang province (Photo: VNA)
Tuyen Quang (VNA) – The Viet Bac region, the seat of the revolutionary government during the anti-French war, will showcase its tourism potential through a programme named “Travelling through heritage areas of Viet Bac” and the 2016 Tuyen Quang City festival from September 9-12.

The region, which spreads over Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Thai Nguyen and Lang Song provinces, boasts great tourism potential with well known destinations like Ba Be Lake, one of the world’s largest fresh water lakes, in Bac Kan province, Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang province, Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang province, and Na Hang hydropower reservoir, dubbed a Ha Long Bay in the forest, in Tuyen Quang province.

A festival on folklore culture and art will be organized with unique performances performed by artists and mass actors from the six provinces in the region.

Tourists will have the chance to enjoy the Then singing, an ancient music form of Tay ethnic group which is looking for UNESCO recognition as part of the world intangible cultural heritage.

As part of tourism promotion activities on the occasion, a food fair featuring traditional dishes of ethnic groups in the region will be held alongside a photo exhibition on the northern mountainous region.

One highlight will be the Tuyen Quang City Festival Night with a parade of characters in folklore tales, historic characters and animals associated with Vietnamese culture such as mice and buffalo.-VNA