Border Hoa Sim Festival to be held in Mong Cai
The opening ceremony for the second Border Hoa Sim (Rose myrtle) Festival will be held at 7pm on May 20 at the Culture and Sports Staditum of Hai Son Commune.
The two-day festival is part of activities marking the 133nd birthday anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Quang Ninh province’s establishment, responding to the National Tourism Year, and promoting Mong Cai’s tourism.
The event aims to create a new tourism product in association with the development of community-based tourism in Hai Son commune, contributing to preserving and promoting the cultural values of ethnic minority groups in Mong Cai city.
The activities within the festival will be held in several tourist areas of Hai Son commune such as the communal cultural and sports centre, Po Hen martyrs’ Monument, Border marker 1347, Ho Dang hamlet, Po Hen village, Than Phu Xa village, rose myrtle hill and Panai mountain peak.
The festival will also feature various attractive activities including the Po Hen rural market, sports exchanges and folk games.
Hai Son is a highland border commune with an ethnic minority population, located 34 km northwest of the city center of Mong Cai, with 349 households and 1,533 inhabitants, consisting of three ethnic groups: Kinh, Dao, and San Chi, of which the ethnic minority group accounts for 86.8%.
The Hai Son region with its natural landscapes, rustic ethnic minority communities, traditional cultural identity, and hospitable people is an essential factor in organizing community-based tourism.
The area has historical relics such as the Po Hen Historical Site, a colorful mural amidst the Dong Bac mountains, the 72-cascade Trang Vinh Lake waterfall, Panai mountain, Ma Thau Son, Myrtle hill, and many traditional cultural and artistic features of the local ethnic groups, culinary arts, and folk games, suitable for travelers who love to explore and experience the border region.