The 2013 Sapa in the Cloud Festival will take place from April 26 to May 5, said the district People’s Committee.

A decision recognising Sapa in northern mountainous Lao Cai province as a class four town will be announced on this occasion.

The festival will feature a wide range of cultural and sporting activities, including a display of flowers and ornamental plants at Van Hoa Park, an art photo exhibition themed “ Sapa Colour” and folk cultural festive days at Ham Rong tourist site.

A Cat Cat village culture festival and a Mong ethnic pan-pipe competition will also be held.

This year’s Reunification and International Labour Days holiday is expected to bring a large number of tourists to Sapa. The district asked relevant agencies to ensure security and food hygiene and safety.-VNA