LAO CAI (VNS) — Bac Ha District, one of the most famous tourism destinations in the northern province of Lao Cai, has opened a night market at the district's centre market.
The night market, which is open every Saturday, holds art performances and offers food, souvenirs and other products. The district's famous cuisines include thang co (a special dish of Mong people cooked from horse meat) and home-brewed corn wine.
With cool weather year-round, Bac Ha has amazing sightseeing such as mighty mountains, beautiful caves and terraced fields. The district has exotic cultures with 14 ethnic minorities and historic sites like Bac Ha temple and the palace of Hoang A Tuong.
The palace, built in 1919 – 1921 with European architecture, is called the house of the King of Meo people (Mong people) as Hoang Yen Chao and his son Hoang A Tuong ruled over Bac Ha during French colonial rule. About 70 per cent of Bac Ha's population are ethnic Mong. — VNS