A corner of Ha Giang province (Photo VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The culture and cuisine of 19 Ha Giang ethnic minority groups is being presented to the public in Hanoi this weekend at the Ly Thai To Flower Garden by Hoan Kiem Lake.

An exhibition space has introduced typical festivals of the Dao people, the ‘new rice’ festival of the Giay people celebrating a good harvest and popular folk songs and dances from the Mong people.

Those attending can also take part in traditional games and see photos of the land and the people of Ha Giang.

Special dishes from Ha Giang are on offer, including buckwheat cake, seedless persimmon and Shan Tuyet tea.

Ha Giang province has a population of 800,000, 90 percent of whom are ethnic minority people with their own culture and lifestyle. The most numerous are the Mong, Tay, Dao and Nung. The province seduces tourists with its endless terraced rice fields, buckwheat flower fields and grandiose mountain landscapes.

One of the most beautiful sites in the province is the Dong Van Karst Global Geopark, designated by UNESCO as one of 77 sites with important geological and cultural value. The geopark is littered with ethereal karst formations that are nearly 400 million years old.

Tourism is expected to be a key sector for socio-economic development by 2020 and by 2030. Ha Giang is expected to become an important tourism destination in Vietnam.

The event has been organised by the Ha Giang provincial People’s Committee in coordination with the Hanoi People’s Committee, to introduce the land and people of Ha Giang to domestic tourists and international friends.-VNA