Special Traditional Horse race in Bac Ha

Nga Do
Bac Ha is in Lao Cai province where is in The North of Vietnam. There is the famous  place with majestic landscape, beautiful plum blossom, peach blossom which are the all white color cover most of all the piece of the forest and piece of the sky when Spring is coming. Every year, the traditional Horse race is happened by the Highland white knights.

Watching this race, you can feel the bustling atmosphere cover the Racecourse. Because this is special festival where all the guys have their daily work and take care horses join in the race. All of the audiences are the local people and some tourist, they are eagerly awaiting the match are started. A big crowd around the stadium, cheering and betting for all riders. The atmosphere before the match like the Champions league of European, so noisy, excited and a little bit crazy and of course, I was gone into the Horse race too.

That’s amazing when the match was started. All of the riders is the guys who love horses and take care them. I’m sure in your mind, the Riders are the knight who are Highland white knights are tall, muscular and mighty. Actually, we call the Bac ha’s riders are the rustic farmers who has attracted the foreign and domestic tourists.

When you watch the horse races of ethnic minority highland Bac Ha, you will understand the difficulty and the bravery of the riders on the track. they are riding without Harness and Pedals hold his foot; only a  rectangular linen cloth on horseback. They control their horses by their deep skills and experiences that were handed down from previous generations.

Finally, the victory for the best horse and the best  ingenious control, bravest. This is a surprise ending and everyone will be thrilled. Moreover, this was the great race I have ever watched at the moment. After the horse race, I had a chance to discover Bac Ha market. I tried Thang Co hot pot, strong corn wine and colorful from the traditional costumes of the girls here. after that, my journey continued to Giang Ta Chai village – the home of Red Dao people. In addition, amazing Sapa with The terraced fields winding mountainside, beautiful waterfalls that blessed by nature and walk through lush bamboo forests. All of these things as hold  my step in this peaceful landscape. So, that’s wonderful journey I have ever had and this trip, I found some interesting things from the local culture, nature and know more about the daily life of the ethnic people here.

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