A four-day festival highlighting the terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai district wrapped up in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on September 29.
The event aimed to promote Mu Cang Chai’s magnificent terraced rice fields, which are recognised as a national scenic site, while introducing to domestic and foreign visitors the farming habits and unique culture of the Mong ethnic people.
As one of the most popular destinations of the northwest, Mu Cang Chai terraced fields have long been known by many visitors because of the fields’ spectacular beauty.
The fields are visible from virtually everywhere in the district as they expand over 2,600 hectares.
In addition to promoting the land and people of the region, the festival also meant to raise local awareness of preserving and upholding the northwest’s historical values in line with sustainable tourism development.
As part of the region’s culture, sports and tourism week, the event was expected to raise visitors’ love for the diligent people of the district.
A string of activities were held during the event, including a sports festival, a photo exhibition themed “Mu Cang Chai – golden stairs”, a mountainous market, and contests to make Day cakes and plough rice fields.
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