(HBO) - The upland commune, Pa Co (Mai Chau) is home of Mong ethnic community. With the pristine natural landscapes, especially, people preserve a lot of nice customs, habits and culture, this place has become a new and attractive tourism destination on the discovery journey of the northwest gateway’s lands.

A group of tourists from Hanoi Capital are picking plums in Pa Co commune (Mai Chau).

If the direction is from Hanoi Capital, it takes visitors only more than 3 hours to reach the living place of Mong ethnic people. On the way to the destination, visitors will enjoy the cool climate, admire the beauty of the jungle in the complex of Hang Kia - Pa Co Nature Reserve, where you can take a walking tour through the forest with the instruction of the local people.

Summer is one of the two most popular times to visit Pa Co, especially on holidays or at weekends. To welcome visitors, there are a number of community-based vacation homes to meet diverse needs. The impressive and outstanding one is Phang A Pao's community homestay in Cha Day village, with a Mong-style architecture and the attentive and professional service style. This homestay’s owner is also a companion, leading visitors to new discoveries and experiences.

If it is the right occasion, visitors will experience the highland fair. The market takes place only once a week, on Sundays. This is also the convergence of the living rhythm, as well as the cultural identity of the Mong ethnic people. To fully explore the fair, many visitors have to spend the whole day, but there are a few destinations in the market that visitors can hardly ignore. One is the exchange and sale of agricultural products made by the people themselves. The second one is a display area, introducing the traditional products located at the end of the market. The products are skirts, blouses, hats, towels which are made by hands meticulously and exquisitely on the background of textile materials, coarse linen, beeswax …

This season is also the season of pipe plums and peaches in Pa Co. For Mong ethnic people in Pa Co, plums and peaches are the fruits of hunger eradication and poverty reduction, significantly improving the lives of the people in recent decades. Going through the vast forests of plums, visitors can enjoy the feeling of relaxation in the green space, climbing trees, collecting and enjoying the crispy plums, which will surely make many people remember forever.

Tourists will be able to participate in many other exciting experience activities such as hunting clouds in the early morning, catching the dawn on windy hill tops, the interesting primeval forests, visiting the vast gardens of Shan Tuyet tea. Visitors can take a leisurely walk around, or join in collecting tea and passion fruit with the local people, experiencing beeswax painting, making Do paper, pounding Day cakes, visiting a traditional brocade weaving village. And at night after taking showers, resting, having dinner, guests have the opportunity to enjoy special dance and pan-pine shows performed by the homestay's performance team. These are also the packages of products that homestay owners put into service for free for visitors to experience.

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