|Long and winding: The road to the Đồng Văn Stone Plateau. |Viet Nam News
The second Buckwheat Flower Festival is set to start tonight and last for two days in the Hà Giang city stadium. It will be broadcast live on VTV2.
Planted by locals on slanting mountain slopes, buckwheat is the third important stapple crop in Hà Giang after rice and corn.
A buckwheat flower arrangement contest, a photo exhibition and an geological exhibition featuring Hà Giang Karst Geological Park will be held at Đồng Văn Old Quarter.
"We are from Ma Lé Commune, where 60 per cent of our community live in poverty," said Phúc Trọng Binh, Deputy Chief of the People’s Commitee.
"We therefore hope the festival will bring in more tourists to our beautiful land and our people will be able to benefit from ít," he told Việt Nam News as he showed off the commune’s entry to the flower contest.
This year 3,000 visitors are expected to visit the province’s world famous terraced fields, according to the organisers. — VNS Photo Trương Vị
|Holding hands: Local children enjoy attractions during the festival. |
|Pink bloom: Buckwheat flowers typically bloom around September and October in Hà Giang Province.|
|Fun frolic: Local children play in a sea of buckwheat flowers. |
|Flowers on the mountain: A buckwheat flower field blooms across the mountainous Hà Giang Province. |