An art performance at the event. (Photo: VNA)

Yen Bai (VNA) - Thousands of local people and tourists attended the opening ceremony of the Muong Lo Tourism - Culture Week 2018 held on October 12 in Nghia Lo town, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

Festival goers were immersed in the beauty of the nature and people of Muong Lo - Nghia Lo, the land of the National Intangible Heritages and the Vietnam Guinness Book of Records.

People explored the typical cultural values of Muong Lo such as Han Khuong folk festival, wedding customs, folk games, ancient Thai words, and culinary art.

Especially, 1,300 artisans performed six splendid xoe dances which will be documented and submitted to UNESCO for recognition as intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

As part of the Muong Lo Tourism – Culture Week, the final of the Miss Muong Lo contest is scheduled for October 13, while the “Yen Bai - Heritage Journey” programme takes place on October 13 and 14. - VNA