Every time Bac Ha White Plateau is mentioned, people will think of white flowers of Tam Hoa plum but that is not all that Bac Ha is famous for. This town is famous for the plum blossom but who can forget the ancient European architecture in the middle of the town. This mansion has been standing for centuries with its durable European architecture that gives it its ancient features. This building is what they refer to as the Hoang A Tuong palace, also called "Hmong King" palace.
Back in time of over half a century ago, Bac Ha was very different in the years 1940 - 1950. In the middle of the wild mountainous scenery was untouched villages with mud-walled cottage, opposition to it was the imposing, majestic Hoang A Tuong Palace and solidly soldiers fort of French. These rare photographs of this period, which have currently be displayed at the Hoang A Tuong Palace.
The rich and diverse traditional culture of Ethnic groups in SaPa are welcoming tourists to come here for learning and exploring...
Every year, when come spring and Tet holiday, if you go on excursion tour to highlands and Northern mountainous provinces, you will be glad to see blooming peach trees and plum and to discover the mysteries in the Mong minority's customs and habits, to welcome New Year that is usually celebrated in early January in lunar calendar.
Dancing festival (Giang Chao Dao ) means "long jump" to be held at the end of the hour of Dragon to the first hour of Snake (8:00) on 1st or 2nd January every lunar new year at their house chief of one of the three big families (Ly, Ban or Trieu). The purpose of this ceremony is invoking spirits and ancestors to bless for their family descendants a New Year of peace, good weather, good harvest and castles prevent from plagues.