A local blows khèn (panpipe) as international tourists look on. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
Viet Nam News
LÀO CAI – A Khèn (panpipe) Festival will open for the first time from January 30 to February 12 in Sa Pa in the northern province of Lào Cai.
The festival brings together the 12 best flute teams in the northwestern region.
The panpipe is a musical instrument played by ethnic minority people in northern mountainous provinces including Lào Cai and Hà Giang.
The festival will help popularise northwestern culture during the Tết holiday with many traditional folk games like walking on stilts, còn throwing and nhảy sạp (dancing with bamboo poles). — VNS