YBO - An art festival and an Ao Dai show were organised recently in Yen Bai city, attracting the participation of 375 artists from 15 troupes of communes and wards in the locality.
YBO - Traces of architectural terracotta have been discovered ing an archaeological excavation at the Dao Kieu relic site, Dao Kieu 1 village, Thinh Hung commune, Yen Binh district, along with many pieces of pottery, earthenware, tiles, and vestiges of a kiln area estimated to date back to the 17th - 18th centuries.
YBO - In recent years, Yen Bai has promptly and synchronously implemented many solutions to preserve and promote cultural heritage values in order to raise public awareness and introduce the image of the province and its people to visitors.
Amidst the current digital transformation trend, Yen Bai Museum has exerted great efforts to apply information technology in its operations, including collaboration with the University of Information Technology and Communication and the Thai Nguyen University to implement a model of a virtual museum using Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
YBO - Yen Bai has promoted its cultural identity at the 19th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival through the introduction of the locality’s OCOP (One Commune-One Product) products, the Xoe dance of Thai people, and local tourist destinations.
YBO - A food festival, themed "Gastronomy space in the land of cinnamon - Identity and quintessence", the first of its kind, has taken place at a resort in Mau A town, Van Yen district.
YBO - Having recognised that customs and practices, as well as folk songs and dances of the Tay ethnic minority people, are fading away, artisan Ha Thi Thanh Tinh, who resides in Kien Lao village, Kien Thanh commune, Tran Yen district, Yen Bai province, has established a traditional art club in the locality with the support of some elderly persons.
Tram Tau district in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai is not only a land with majestic natural scenes but also home to many unique cultural values of ethnic minorities. Such cultural values are identified as a highlight to develop local tourism.
YBO - It is a long-standing custom that on the last day of the first lunar month, the Mong ethnic people in Na Hau commune of Van Yen district, Yen Bai province, holds the “Cung rung” (forest worshipping) ceremony, the biggest traditional and also most important one in a year of local residents, to pray to the Forest God for well-being and prosperity.
YBO - Brocade scarf, is an indispensable item of every Thai girl. Brocade scarf is not only used to keep warm, and protect them from the sunlight and wind, but also a highlight that brings the unique charm to the traditional costumes of Thai women.
Traditional food, especially the dishes of Thai ethnic people, is a special cultural identity of Nghia Lo - Muong Lo area. Here, in each family of Thai people, that cultural identity has been passed down from generation to generation.
YBO - Folk games are one of the many indispensable parts in spring festivals in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, fascinating visitors.
YBO - Then is an indispensable ritual practice in the spiritual life of the Thai ethnic people in Nghia Lo town. It not only shows the solidarity among the ethnic groups but also their unique cultural identity, especially Then melodies imbued with identity of the Muong Lo Thai people.
A poetry festival has taken place on the occasion of the full moon day of the first lunar month in Van Chan district’s Nong truong Tran Phu town.
YBO - Muong Lai commune of Luc Yen district, Yen Bai province, has held a festival praying for good luck, called Xo May in the Tay ethnic language, that is linked with the Na Ngam Communal House Festival to introduce the local Tay people’s cultural identity to visitors.
YBO - The Mother palanquin procession, one of the main and most anticipated rituals of the Dong Cuong Temple Festival in Ben Den hamlet of Dong Cuong commune in Van Yen district of Yen Bai province took place on February 2 morning (the 12th day of the first lunar month).
These days, visitors to Le Champ Tu Le Resort in Van Chan district seem to be lost in paradise with the pristine white plum blossom forest in the peak blooming season.
YBO - Van Yen district of Yen Bai province is holding a ceremony on February 1 - 2 to announce the recognition of the Dong Cuong Temple Festival as national intangible cultural heritage and open the 2023 festival.
YBO - In early 2022, authorities of Mai Son commune of Luc Yen district decided to restore the “countryside market of Mai Son commune” with a view to preserving and developing traditional crafts, boosting the sale of local typical products, and introducing costumes, dishes, and customs of the Tay ethnic group, thereby helping uphold traditional cultural values and promote community-based tourism.
YBO - For the Thai ethnic minority group in Muong Lo, Nghia Lo town, Yen Bai province, Khen be (a raft-shaped khen) is a unique musical instrument that is indispensable in weddings, Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, or spring festivals.
In Asian countries like Vietnam, the Lunar New Year (or Tet Nguyen Dan in Vietnamese) has been a special occasion for thousands of generations. It is a time when everyone wants to return home to welcome in the new year with their families. For foreigners in Vietnam for the first time, Tet is truly a new and intriguing experience.
Tran Yen district of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai will hold seven traditional festivals from the third to 15th day of the first lunar month in order to serve entertainment demand of the locals and visitors during the new spring.
YBO - The first Spintop Competition of the Mong ethnic group recently took place in Yen Bai province’s Mu Cang Chai district, as part of the activities of the Mu Cang Chai 'To Day' Flower (forest peach blossom) Festival.
YBO - Nong Thi Thuy Niem is a 22-year-old girl that grew up in Muong Lai area of Luc Yen district, which is home to Khap Coi folk singing of the Tay ethnic minority group.
The 2.29-kilometre Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi was built between 1899 and 1902 by the French during colonial times and was the first steel bridge over the Red River. It has played a crucial role in many key historic events, including Vietnam’s independence wars.