When traveling to the Northern mountainous province of Ha Giang in middle November, tourists can take part in the first buckwheat festival, which kicked off on the Dong Van Stone Plateau on November 12. As far as you can see, the buckwheat is a kind of plant which is grown in clusters of small, pinkish-white flowers and produces triangular, edible seeds. Each year, the ethnic minority of H’Mong people cultivates two crops of buckwheat in this mountainous area.
Ha Giang is famous for buckwheat flower fields
Actually, the flowers are sensitive to sunlight as they change their colors from white in the early morning to pink in the afternoon. Buckwheat in full bloom is a spectacular sight, which attracts a huge number of tourists to Ha Giang.
According to the Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Duc Quy, the first buckwheat festival is to build a brand name for local tourism, fully tap the tourism potential of the plateau and Dong Van’s old quarter, as well as to promote the locality’s cultural values.
Local people enjoy the First buckwheat flower in Ha Giang
Following the opening ceremony is an art performance called "The Karst Plateau – A Thousand Blooming Flowers", which featured the stone plateau, Dong Van ancient quarter and the buckwheat flower. During the four day event, exhibitions and wine festival, a Mong pan-pipe festival and a handful of contests related to the flower is planned to take place. Furthermore, tourists joining the Buckwheat festival will have a chance to see a photo exhibition opened the string of activities in Dong Van old quarter with 50 photos capturing landscapes, daily life and farming.
As the Vietnam’s first geological park and the second in Southeast Asia, Ha Giang is blessed with beautiful nature and cultural diversity from ethnic minority groups and attracts many tourists in a blooming season. To help you know more about this beautiful region, visit our website http://cityinsight.vn.