The Hanoitimes - According to Lang Son Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Mau Son Tourism Festival 2017 will be held in Loc Binh District, Lang Son Province on August 26.
The festival will be held to welcome August Revolution and Vietnam National Day on September 2nd.
Accordingly, the Mau Son Tourism Festival 2017 will have many feature activations, including The Art program with themes “Welcoming to Mau Son”; Bicycle racing from Tang Village to Km14 Mau Son Tourism. Running racing from Khuoi Cap Village to Phat Chi Mountain and Photo Exhibition about Mau Son…
Visitors to the event will have a chance to participate in many other cultural and sports events like lion dancing, folk singing, bicycle racing and mountain climbing. The event aims to attract both domestic and foreign visitors to explore the locality’s beauty. The ethnic groups residing on Mau Son Mountain will show their cultural identities and introduce their specialties to tourists.
The festival, held by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, is one of the key activities to promote local tourism and create opportunities for experience exchanges in the field while promoting the province’s socio-economy and culture.
Only 30km away from the center of Lang Son City, Mau Son Mountain is located in Loc Binh District, Lang Son Province. This natural wonder has an ability to mesmerize anyone who is strong and lucky enough to make it to its peak, from which they can witness one of the most magnificent sceneries of Southeast Asia.
In the past, people can only get to the top of Mau Son Mountain by either walking or riding a horse. During the period of French colonization, the mountain was the favorite attraction the French upper class in Vietnam. They also built a military center there in the 20th century to guard and protect the border of Vietnam. These activities of the French people excluded the original inhabitants in the region – the Dao ethnic group, from residing in their own place. As a result, this group had to move, leaving the area around Mau Son Mountain to the powerful French. However, only a fixed number of authorized people can enter the French base.
Minh Phu - Mai Nguyen