The aerial view of Hoàng Su Phì terraced fields during harvest season that charms many tourists to the area every year. Photo toquoc.vn
HÀ GIANG — The annual programme highlighting the beauty of Hoàng Su Phì terraced fields in the northern province of Hà Giang during harvest season will be held virtually for the first time because of the pandemic.
The tourism programme, Qua Những Miền Di Sản Ruộng Bậc Thang (Travelling to the Heritage Lands across Terraced Fields in Hoàng Su Phì), will be jointly organised by Hà Giang Province’s Authority and FPT Group and screened on FPT’s digital platform.
Highlights of the programme, which is the sixth of its kind, include online exhibitions of photos and videos featuring the local landscapes, traditional festivals, agricultural products and selling 'One Commune, One Product' (OCOP) products online.
According to the head of the Publicity Department of Hà Giang Provincial Party Committee, Vũ Mạnh Hà, the virtual platform is suitable with the current complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and also follows the general trend of modern society.
The programme is aimed to promote the landscapes, cultures and heritages of Hà Giang Province, connect the introduction and sale of typical local agricultural products on virtual trading floors, he added.
Participants will be able to view the stunning beauty of Hoàng Su Phì terraced fields during harvest season from August to October, which before the pandemic, enticed many tourists and backpackers to the region.
The tourism programme will take place from September 4 to September 30, 2021 with various sports and cultural events.
Hoàng Su Phì District has a total area of about 3,700 hectares of terraced fields, spanning all 25 communes and towns, but the most beautiful and large-scale ones are mainly concentrated on an area of 1,380 hectares in 11 communes.
Not only a masterpiece of nature, Hoàng Su Phì terraced fields are also an example of the labour and creativity of local ethnic minorities. From the available natural conditions and long-established production practices, they have overcome natural difficulties to create terraced fields that stretch along the craggy mountain slopes.
The terraced fields were ranked as national heritage site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2011 and 2016. VNS
Hà Giang Province is home to many ethnic communities that still preserve their original traditional cultures. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Chiến