(HBO) – Travelling to the Muong Khoi revolutionary war zone in Lac Son district’s Tan My commune, visitors will be impressed by the beauty of stilt houses, which are mainly made of new materials but still keep traditional features of the Muong ethnic group.

Tan My Commune: Keeping the cultural identity of Muong stilt houses

(HBO) - Coming back to Muong Khoi revolutionary war zone in Tan My commune (Lac Son), the first impression is the cultural houses of the hamlet, wards and the housees of the local people are mainly stilt houses made from new materials, which are sustainable and yet they maintain the traditional beauty of Muong ethnic people. Instead of using natural wood and bamboo, most of the local people's stilt houses are made with concrete structures.

National Day celebrated in Muong Vang amid COVID-19

(HBO) - People across Lac Son district celebrate the country’s National Day on September 2 each year. The atmosphere on the day is vibrant as since early morning, sporting and culture-art activities take place in all villages of Muong Van and Muong Khoi. All family members gather together drinking corn wine and people wear their best clothes to visit each other’s house.

Cozy Independence Festival in Hang Kia-Pa Co amid COVID-19

(HBO) – Hang Kia-Pa Co communes in Mai Chau district have 90 percent of their population being Mong ethnic minority people. Each year, local residents celebrate their Independence Festival from August 25 with colourful costumes and flowers decorated along streets. However, this year, due to COVID-19 pandemic, Mong people in Mai Chau have not gathered in traditional markets but celebrated the special event right at home. Amid the complicated development of the pandemic, they have been encouraged to enjoy the festival with strict implementation of pandemic prevention and control measures.

Lac Luong: All people unite to build civilised life

(HBO) – Yen Thuy district’s Lac Luong commune has been strengthening its steering committee for the "All people to unite to build a civilised life” movement while devising the committee’s operational mechanism and action plans relevant to the local situation.

Hoa Binh eyes effective use of resources for socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas

(HBO) - The Party Committee of Hoa Binh province on July 30 issued Resolution No. 03-NQ/TU on leading socio-economic development in the ethnic minority and mountainous areas for the 2021-2030 period in the province (Resolution No.03).

Silently bringing culture, films to disadvantaged areas

(HBO) – Amid the current information explosion and the rise of the media, entertainment, and social networks, not many people remember the film screening team at a time when TV sets were unavailable. Over the past years, film screening teams have worked to perform the political task of improving spiritual and intellectual lives in remote, mountainous and especially disadvantaged areas.

Quy Hoa commune striving to preserve traditional culture

(HBO) – Quy Hoa commune in Lac Son district of Hoa Binh province is in the paddy harvesting season. In terraced fields, local residents are busy harvesting paddy.

Hoa Binh builds dossiers for intangible cultural heritages to seek national status

(HBO) – The Hoa Binh People’s Committee issued Document 841/UBND-KGVX on June 1 regarding the approval of building dossiers for three local intangible cultural heritages proposed to be named on the national list of their kind.

“Waking up” Hoa Binh tourism

(HBO) - Since the re-establishment of the province, the tourism sector has promoted its potential and advantages to develop. Tourism activities are increasingly showing the clear socio-economic efficiency, contributing to creating many jobs, increasing incomes, being associated with preserving and promoting the cultural identity, the national historical traditions, and protecting the environmental landscape… Part 2 - The economic picture of tourism

Ethnic groups in Muong Chieng commune keep cultural beauty

(HBO) – Whether harvesting rice, planting maize in the fields or picking vegetables and herbal leaves in the forest, or going to the market every day, Tay ethnic women in Muong Chieng commune, Da Bac district wear their ethnic costumes as a habit and pride and above all, an esteem of their cultural beauty.

Hoa Binh preserves traditional costumes of local ethnic groups

(HBO) – Along with language, costume is a traditional cultural heritage of each ethnic group, which manifests their cultural identity as well as unique art and religious values.

Muong Vang culture kept alive

(HBO) - Muong Vang in Lac Son district is one of the four biggest and best-known Muong ethnic areas in Hoa Binh. With 90 percent of the local population being Muong ethnic people, the district has always paid special attention to the preservation and development of the local traditional cultural value.

Ha hamlet – an exemplary residential area

(HBO) – Ha hamlet in Phu Lai commune, Yen Thuy district, was recognised as a model new-style rural residential area for the 2018 - 2020 period. It is home to more than 140 households of three ethnic groups, with 95 percent belonging to the Muong ethnic group. Over the past years, local residents have united and actively engaged in emulation movements, especially the one on building new-style countryside and civilised cities in tandem with the "All people stay united to develop a civilised lifestyle” movement.

Cao Phong district: Cultural values preserved for tourism development

(HBO) – Hoa Binh province’s Cao Phong district, home to Muong Thang land with excellent cultural values and stunning natural landscapes, has paid due attention to preserving its culture to develop various kinds of tourism products.

Mo Muong and path towards world’s heritage

(HBO) – Thanks to the Resolution adopted at the fifth plenum of the 8th-tenure Party Central Committee on building and developing Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity, Mo Muong, a unique cultural heritage of the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh province, has been restored since 2000.

Phong Phu commune preserves traditional culture

(HBO) – Over the past years, Phong Phu commune in Tan Lac district has paid due attention to preserving and promoting fine traditional cultural values, thus preserving the cultural trait of the locality and developing community-based tourism.

Pagoda in cave promises uniqueness to explore

(HBO) – After restoration, Hang (Cave) Pagoda in Yen Tri commune of Hoa Binh province’s Yen Thuy district still has the unique architectural features of a pagoda in a cave maintained while the landscape improved.

Bustling Vo Market in Lac Son

(HBO) - Vo Market happens twice a week, with the Sunday session being the busiest. The market offers all kinds of things, from clothing, footwear to necessary items and agricultural tools. It particularly still preserves many features of a traditional wet market.

Mai Chau upland market attractive to tourists

(HBO) – The Mai Chau uplandmarket - a unique tourism product of Hoa Binh province’s Mai Chau district – becomes more and more attractive to holidaymakers, offering tourists a venue to experience daily activities and understand more about traditional culture identities of the locality.

Hoa Binh province promotes reading culture

(HBO) – The provincial Department of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh city in Hoa Binh province recently organised a book and reading culture festival.

Exchanging and congratulating the happy New Year to the young people, students from Laos on the occasion of the traditional New Year of Bun-pi-may (watering festival) in 2021

(HBO) - The Provincial Communist Youth Union and the Youth Union of the province have just organized an exchange program to congratulate the young people and students from Laos studying at the Economic - Technical College and the Provincial Technical - Technology College on the occasion of the traditional Tet holiday. Bun-pi-may in 2021 of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos.

Lac Son district preserves, upholds value of Mo Muong

(HBO) - Mo Muong is a unique cultural heritage of Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh province and Lac Son district in particular. Mo Muong in Lac Son district has 23 traditional rituals and over 50 artisans are practicing it. The district is effectively preserving and upholding activities of Mo Muong artisans, as well as restoring traditional Mo prayers and collecting those in oblivion to hand them down to later generations.

Visiting Trai cave in Hoa Binh

(HBO) –Trai cave is one of prehistoric caves related to the Hoa Binh Culture. The relic was ranked as a national historical site by the then Ministry of Culture and Sports (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) in 2001. Since its discovery, the cave has attracted a large number of Vietnamese and foreign scientists.

Yen Thuy district steps up building of civilised lifestyle

(HBO) - Building a civilised lifestyle is among major activities of an ongoing campaign of people in Yen Thuy district of Hoa Binh province, which is expected to contribute to meeting socio-economic development tasks and ensuring security-defence.