Visitors dazzled by cultural activities in Yen Bai hinh anh 1The mass performance of Xoe folk dance at the opening ceremony (Source: VNA)
Yen Bai (VNA) – Visitors to the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai have been dazzled by various cultural activities within the framework of the Muong Lo Culture-Tourism Week and a festival to explore terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai district which kicked off on September 23.

The opening ceremony featured street art performances introducing custom and traditional clothes of ethnic groups in the locality, with the most impressive being a mass performance of Xoe folk dance by nearly 800 people.

On this occasion, Han Khuong singing of the Thai ethnic group in Nghia Lo town was recognised as national intangible cultural heritage.

During the Muong Lo Culture-Tourism week, there will be marches, a culinary competition and community-based tourism activities, among others.

Meanwhile, a paragliding festival in Khau Pha mountain pass in Mu Cang Chai district is expected to give holiday-makers amazing experiences.

Over the past time, Nghia Lo, Mu Cang Chai and other western districts of Yen Bai have joined hands in tourism development, forming one of the four key tourism areas in the province.

Mu Cang Chai served an average of about 30,000 visitors each year before and the figure was 45,000 in 2016.

In May, a paragliding festival was also held in Khau Pha, with 100 paragliders as part of the Yen Bai Tourism Year in response to the 2017 National Tourism Year.
The events will last until September 29.-VNA