Visit Sapa and Take Part in Northwest Spring Festival

Famous as a favourite destination in hot season Sapa has beautiful scenery and cool fresh temperature

Hundreds of artisans, village elders and chiefs from six northwestern provinces including Lao Cai, Yen Bai , Lai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien and Hoa Binh attended the village festival "Colour of spring in the northwest" held in Sapa district, Lao Cai province in two days.

Accounted for nearly 1/3 total area of the country with about 10 million people including more than 20 ethnic minority groups living together, Northwest area is very rich with traditional cultural identity. Therefore, the festival "Colour of spring in the northwest" organized by Military Post Telecommunication Group has introduced domestic and international visitors an overall picture of the traditional culture values through performing arts, realizing social activities of people in Sapa and northwest in general, hill tribe markets, typical landscapes, costume performance, folk games, local cuisine and especially tourists will have a chance to experience telecom services served by Telecom Viettel. A special hill tribe market with local specialties such as terraced rice, plum and corn wines, honey bee, Tam That flower, dried buffalo meat, Shan Tuyet tea, pipe wine, brocade, five coloured sticky rice, Thang Co soup...have been vividly recreated with the activities of communal culture exchange.

This is a major cultural activity with social meaning, to introduce and honour traditional cultural values of ethnic minority peoples in the region, strengthening solidarity and attachment amongst Vietnamese ethnic communities.

Sapa town is located in the northwest mountainous area of Vietnam, nearly 400 km from Hanoi capital, Sapa is perched on an elevation 1200 to 1800 m above the sea level, the highest peak is Fansipan summit at 3143 m. Famous as a favourite destination in hot season Sapa has beautiful scenery and cool fresh temperature, there are up to four seasons in a day, spring in the morning, summer in the afternoon, autumn in the late afternoon and winter when the night falls. Sapa is inhabited by 6 minority groups are Black Hmong, Red Dzao, Kinh, Tay, Zay, Xa Pho...Travel companies in recent years have organized tours to Sapa for visitors from Vietnam and outside the country, with the new highway from Hanoi to Lao Cai being built the number of tourists to Sapa is expected to increase in coming years.

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