Drum Dance Festival of the Muong

Drum Dance Festival of the Muong

(VEN) - The Muong ethnic minority in the northern mountainous region welcome spring and celebrate Tet (the Lunar New Year) with a traditional drum dance festival and other activities.
Moc Chau, a four-season destination

Moc Chau, a four-season destination

(VEN) - Moc Chau Plateau, located in the northern mountainous province of Son La, about 180km north west of the capital Hanoi, has long been considered one of Vietnam’s most attractive destinations, especially when the plum trees blossom early in the year.
Five-color sticky rice, blending nature with culture

Five-color sticky rice, blending nature with culture

(VEN) - The northwestern region of Vietnam is famous for various cuisines, most notable among them the five-color sticky rice with its distinctive white, purple, green, yellow and red hues. The dish is served on special occasions, such as new year celebrations, weddings and death anniversaries.
Water pouring season in the northwest

Water pouring season in the northwest

(VEN) - In May and June, when the summer rains start in Vietnam’s northwest, farmers go to the rice fields to plant a new crop. The site of the rainwater pouring down into layers of terraced fields is so unique that it has a name, “the water pouring season”.
Brocade, the pride of Thai people

Brocade, the pride of Thai people

(VEN) - Brocade and brocade weaving have been an important part of the Thai ethnic minority’s tradition for generations. They use brocade to make pillowcases, blankets, cushions, home decorations, wedding gifts, and offerings to gods, among others.
Unique indigo flax and brocade

Unique indigo flax and brocade

(VEN) - The pandemic has considerably decreased the number of visitors to Lung Tam Village, a renowned linen weaving center in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang’s Quang Ba District. With the disease under control, the flax weaving craft has begun recovering in the village.
Red Dao villagers offer homestays, stunning views in Ha Giang Province

Red Dao villagers offer homestays, stunning views in Ha Giang Province

(VEN) - Nam Hong Village in Thong Nguyen Commune in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang is home to 37 households of the Red Dao ethnic group seeking to develop sustainable community-based tourism.
H’Mong girls’ scarf dance

H’Mong girls’ scarf dance

(VEN) - The brocade embroidery technique, traditional costumes and dance showing off the scarves of H’Mong women in Sin Suoi Ho Village in the Phong Tho District of the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau creates a strong impression on visitors to the region.
Paradise Cave, a natural wonder

Paradise Cave, a natural wonder

(VEN) - Dubbed an “underground palace”, Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in the central province of Quang Binh is said to be the longest cave in Asia.
Northern mountainous district boosts community-based tourism

Northern mountainous district boosts community-based tourism

(VEN) - Van Ho District in the northern mountainous province of Son La is known for its cool climate, beautiful landscape and unique traditional cultures, drawing an increasing number of visitors and offering community-based tours.
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