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Quảng Ninh: Bình Liêu tourism week, festival promise memorable experiences

Art programme kicks off the culture-tourism week and the harvest season festival of Bình Liêu District. VNA/VNS Photo

QUẢNG NINH  A series of cultural and tourism events are taking place as part of the culture-tourism week and the harvest season festival of Bình Liêu, a border district in the northern province of Quảng Ninh.

The festival week also marks the province’s 60th founding anniversary (October 30, 1963 – 2023).

A wide range of interesting activities are being held in Lục Hồn Commune throughout October, including the new rice harvest rituals at Lục Nà Communal House, paragliding from Cao Xiêm Mountain over ripe rice fields, boat race on the Tiên Yên River, a fair of local agricultural and forestry products in Ngàn Pạt Hamlet, and mountaineering and camping on Cao Xiêm Mountain.

Folk sports and games like ném còn (cloth ball throwing), crossbow shooting, tug of war and pole pushing will be organised at terraced fields and cultural houses in Ngàn Pạt, Khe O, Cao Thắng, Bản Cáu, and Lục Nà hamlets.

Visitors can also take photos of the ripe rice terraces or experience new rice harvest rituals with families of Tày people.

October to November is the most beautiful season in Bình Liêu, giving tourists a great chance to explore a paradise of flowering pampas grass, to trek along the “dinosaur spine” (walking along high ridge).

 Many other unique destinations include Lục Nà Communal House, Hoành Mô Border Gate, the Cao Sơn flower garden, Khe Vằn Waterfalls, Sông Moóc Waterfalls, Cao Ba Lanh Mountain, and Cao Ly Mountain. The “Dinosaur Spine - Marker 1305” running tournament also promises a one-of-a-kind experience.

In December, the opening ceremony of the sở (oil-seed camellia) flower season will take place at the sở forest in Đồng Long Hamlet of Đồng Tâm Commune. Various cultural and sports activities will also be held on this occasion such as a cycling race, a display of literature and art works about the land of oil-seed camellia flowers, musical and sports exchanges, folk games, and a fair of local farm produce.

A tourist on the terraced fields of Bình Liêu. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vân

Bình Liêu is blessed with a mild climate all year round, beautiful mountain landscapes, many historical heritage sites, and cultural diversity with numerous ethnic groups.

More than 90 per cent of locals are ethnic minorities such as Tày, Sán Chỉ and Dao. The area is also home to special cultural festivities like the Sọong Cô and Sán Cố folksong festivals and Lục Na Festival.

The district hopes to welcome 150,000 tourists in 2023, the fourth edition of the culture-tourism week. VNS

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