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Hanoians enjoy Ha Giang culture at Ly Thai To Flower Garden

Updated at Friday, 27 Oct 2017, 16:40
The Hanoitimes - Hanoians will have the opportunity to enjoy Ha Giang ethnic minority groups’ culture and cuisine from October 27 to 29 at the Ly Thai To Flower Garden by Hoan Kiem Lake.
Hanoians enjoy Ha Giang culture at Ly Thai To Flower Garden.
Hanoians enjoy Ha Giang culture at Ly Thai To Flower Garden.
The event is being organized by the Ha Giang Provincial People’s Committee in coordination with the Hanoi People’s Committee, to introduce the land and people of Ha Giang to domestic tourists and international friends.
An exhibition space will introduce typical festivals of the Dao ethnic minority people, the “new rice” festival of the Giay ethnic minority people celebrating a good harvest, and popular folk songs and dances from the H’mong ethnic minority people.
Those attending can also take part in traditional games and see photos on the land and the people of Ha Giang. Special dishes from Ha Giang will also be on offer, including buckwheat cake, seedless persimmon, and Shan Tuyet tea.
Ha Giang province has a population of 800,000, 90 per cent of whom are ethnic minority people with their own cultures and lifestyles. The most common are the H’mong, Tay, Dao, and Nung.
The most beautiful site in the province is the Dong Van Karst Global Geopark, designated by UNESCO as one of 77 sites with important geological and cultural heritage values. The geopark is littered with ethereal karst formations that are nearly 400 million years old and has two protected areas.
Ha Giang received 469,000 tourists, including 85,000 foreigners, in the first half of this year, 11.2 per cent more than the same period last year. The province aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2020.
According to Takahashi Ayumi, head of Japan National Tourism Organisation in Vietnam, Ha Giang is an attractive destination to Japanese tourists and he expected that Vietnamese and Japanese partners will enhance co-operation in tourism.
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