Thousands of visitors have been immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of the “festival in the clouds” that opened in foggy Sa Pa township, the northern province of Lao Cai, on May 1.

As a feature of the 2014 Sa Pa Culture and Tourism Week, the two-day festival includes folk music performances, a souvenirs market, ethnic customs shows and diverse traditional games.

During its first day, tourists enjoyed a cultural event hosted by the ethnic Mong group in San Sa Ho commune, during which they learned about the arts of silver carving and bronze casting.

Earlier on April 30, the cultural week began with over 20 musical performances.

Between now and May 4, the event will present a photo exhibition, a large-scale flower display and a trade and culinary fair, among other events.-VNA