A festival highlighting the unique traditional culture of community-based tourism villages in the north-western region was held in Hoa Binh Province on October 7-8.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Chuong said the event aims to introduce community-based tourism models of ethnic groups and honour outstanding community tourism villages in the region.
The festival offers a good chance for Hoa Binh to promote its community attractions, especially in Mai Chau District, for both domestic and foreign visitors.
Implementing the national tourism development plan and strategy through 2020 and with a vision towards 2030, north-western provinces have enacted a number of measures to promote tourism with the establishment of 12 tourist sites and four national ones.
The two-day festival featured numerous activities, including art performances, an exhibition on tourism products, an ethnic costumes stage, a cooking contest, and a scientific workshop on sustainable development of community-based tourism in the northwest.
The north-western region consists of eight provinces, namely Lao Cai, Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Yen Bai, Phu Tho and Ha Giang. It boasts great cultural values, especially cultural tangible and intangible heritage of ethnic minority groups such as Thai, Muong, Mong, Dao, Tay Nung among others.