The opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Lai Chau (VNA) – More than 10,000 people have attended the Tourism and Culture Week hosted by the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, which concluded in Sin Ho district on April 30.

They were impressed with a string of cultural activities featuring distinctive old-age customs and rituals of ethnic minorities in the province.

According to the organising board, the week’s events popularised local gorgeous landscapes, cultural values, fascinating history and solidarity among ethnic minorities.

In addition, they sought to raise public awareness of protecting nature and traditional cultures, which helps develop sustainable tourism and eliminate poverty.

Such famous tourist attractions as a complex of caves in the Pu Sam Cap mountain, San Thang and Gia Khau village, Sin Sui Ho communal tourism village and Da O mountain were introduced to the travellers during the festival.

Visitors had chances to immerse into a line-up of rituals, including the Tu Cai festival of the Dao Dau Bang ethnic group, the betrothal ceremony of the Mong ethnic group and the La Hu rainy season festival.

At the closing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tong Thanh Hai thanked the state leaders, local heads, sponsorships, provinces in the vicinity as well as local people for their support.

He hoped that more tourists will come to discover the provincial beauty in the future.-VNA