(HBO) - Mai Chau mountainous district is known as a concentrated residential area of the Thai ethnic group. Although in the modern life, it is rare to see images of people wearing traditional clothes every day, Thai culture is still permeated through words, voices, customs or the image of stilt houses, festival activities, and folk songs and dances.
‘Keng Loong’ dance performed by Thai girls in Mai
Chau to introduce and promote culture associated with tourism at the provincial
Mountainous Market in 2022.
Visiting communes such as Van Mai, Mai Ha, Mai Hich and Xam
Khoe, tourists can easily see Thai people's stilt houses following the ethnic
group's traditional architecture.
In addition to the poetic scenery, relaxing and peaceful
life and unique cuisine, the beauty of the Thai stilt house architecture has
its own charm, becoming one of the tourism products bringing great experience
to visitors when they explore and enjoy the traditional cultural space of Mai
Chau. Authorities of the hamlets, which still own many Thai stilt houses, have
paid attention to preserving cultural values to develop community-based
tourism, contributing to increasing locals' income. According to statistics,
about 80% of the Thai ethnic households live in traditional stilt houses.
Having an opportunity to attend the Great National
Solidarity Festival of residential areas in Tong Dau and Chieng Chau communes,
visitors will be fascinated by joyful Keng Loong dance which is popular in
community activities of the Thai people. Recently, on the occasion of the
provincial Mountainous Market Week in 2022, besides typical agricultural
products, district authorities increased the introduction and promotion of
ethnic cultures, especially the Thai one, through ethnic costumes, Keng Loong
performances, and traditional brocade weaving. These cultural characteristics
are also maintained by Thai people in different communes and towns. Many
community tourism villages such as:Van and Pom Coong - Mai Chau town; Lac -
Chieng Chau commune; Hich 1 - Mai Hich commune; Buoc - Xam Khoe commune; and Na
Phon and Nhot - Na Phon communes have exploited the potential of culture to
serve both domestic and international tourists.
According to Ha Thi Hoa, head of the district Culture and
Information Office, along with the awareness of preserving the Thai ethnic
cultural identity among the locals, district authorities have implemented many
measures to preserve and promote cultural values of ethnic groups, especially
linking the preservation and promotion of cultural identities with tourism
(HBO) – Phu Nghia commune in Lac Thuy district has 15 residential areas with 2,464 households. It is home to seven ethnic groups. There are two national relic sites in the commune: the banknote printing factory and the complex of Tien Pagoda caves, which attract millions of visitors each years. The locality boasts 13 active belief establishments.
(HBO) – With their strong enthusiasm and passion, Hoa Binh folk singers have worked hard to preserve and promote the value of folk melodies and popularise it in the contemporary life with a hope that the national cultural tradition will live forever.
(HBO) – The Hoa Binh Civilisation, dating back to the Stone Age, was discovered by French archaeologist Madeleine Colani and named after the cave relics found in the karst areas of Hoa Binh province. In Vietnam, its traces have been unearthed mostly in Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces (over 80% of the total relics), while the rest scatter in the provinces of Thai Nguyen, Lai Chau, Son La, Ninh Binh, Ha Nam, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Ninh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and some others. Not only in Vietnam, this civilisation also existed across the mainland Southeast Asia, from southern China to Sumatra Island of Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
(HBO) - One of the great literary values of Mo Muong is the value of language. Language is one of the most basic problems of Mo Muong. Just as bricks that are the building blocks of magnificent and monumental architectural works, language is the material constituting literary works in general, including Mo Muong in particular.
(HBO) - In the evening of July 31st, the art program "Hoa Binh - Sound of Muong Land”, receiving the national certificate for the intangible culture, Bamboo Calendar (Doi/Roi Calendar) and Khai Ha festival of Muong ethnic people in Hoa Binh province and Carnival festival in 2022 have officially closed in a brilliant fireworks display. The program marks a strong return to the province’s socio-economic activities after the effect of Covid-19 epidemics, opening the opportunities for tourism development based on the unique indigenous cultural values.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh City hosted a popularisation competition from July 30 – 31, bringing together nearly 500 performers and presenters from 19 commune- and ward-level teams.