Y Ty Autumn Festival Opens in Lao Cai

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An autumn festival opened in Y Ty commune, Bat Xat district, the northwestern mountainous province of Lao Cai, on September 1st, inviting visitors to explore unique and pristine cultural identities of local ethnics.

Y Ty, a commune in Bat Xat district, has become a famous destination for travellers. It is well-known for both natural and human beauty.

The festival, held for the first time, has drawn thousands of domestic and foreign visitors. The festival, part of the National Tourism Year 2017 themed “Colours of the Northwest”, features various activities demonstrating the special culture of ethnics in Bat Xat. The event features a wide range of activities such as a photo exhibition on the land and people of Y Ty, folk games, a mountain climb race, art performances, among others.

Visitors to the event can learn more about “trinh tuong” (earthen) houses of the Ha Nhi ethnic group and daily activities of northwestern people such as weaving and making “banh day” (a kind of glutinous rice cake) and liquor. Aside from folk games, songs and dances, tourists can also experience local farmers’ life, buy souvenirs and taste the mountainous cuisine at a market. Visitors are provided with a chance to enjoy beauties of the The Pa terraced rice field valley – a national tourist attraction – and the primary forest.

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