HÀ GIANG The Buckwheat Flower Festival will return to Đồng Văn District, the northernmost province of Hà Giang, this November, according to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Trần Đức Quý.
The event will be held on November 26, Quý said, adding that Hà Giang has grown nearly 400 hectares of buckwheat which are expected to be in blossom from mid-October to late December.
Themed “Karst Plateau Vitality”, this year’s festival will feature a series of side events, including an exhibition of local “One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) and signature agricultural products, a marathon named “Running on Happiness Route”, and an auto and a motorbike race.
|Local women in a buckwheat field in northern province of Hà Giang. Photo vietnamplus.vn|
There will be a kayak and a SUP (racing paddle board) race on iconic Nho Quế River.
Visitors can also enjoy the view of a floral road on Đồng Văn ancient street as well as various folk games of ethnic minorities, sports events and traditional cuisine.
Buckwheat flowers on the Đồng Văn Karst Plateau Geopark have become a tourist icon of Hà Giang. Not only used as a traditional food of ethnic people, flowers of the plant also bring a poetic beauty, creating a unique feature in the mountainous highlands. VNS