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.
Simacai is a border district of Laocai province, about 100 km from Laocai City to the northeast. It is situated on the Chay River. Simacai is an abbreviated name of the word “Sín Mã Cái”, meaning new horse market. Located at 1600 meters above sea level, the air is cool and fresh as in Sapa. But this place is so wild, charming and idyllic.