Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists flocked to the opening of the Festival in the Clouds 2012 in the mountainous tourist town of Sapa on April 28.
This year’s festival includes many special shows featuring the traditional cultures of ethnic minorities in Sapa such as the Giay, Mong, and Zao, as well as unique local cuisine and folklore.
Visitors will have the chance to attend the Sapa Love Market Night, enjoy local folk songs and dances, play traditional games and try their hand working as a local farmer for one day.
Chairman of the Sapa district People’s Committee Le Duc Luan said the area is trying to focus on its culture and traditions to boost local tourism. So far Sapa has organized a Khen (pan-pipe) contest and developed community tourism in villages.
The Festival in the Clouds will last until May 4.