Sapa town celebrates 110th anniversary

Sapa town celebrates 110th anniversaryA wide range of activities will be organised to mark the 110thanniversary of the popular resort town of Sapa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on November 1-2.

Highlights of the event will be a grand ceremony followed by a fireworks display at the town’s stadium on the evening of November 2. On the occasion, the locality will receive the Decision of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognizing the Sapa terraced field as a national landscape site.

A folk cultural festival, which spotlights traditional cultural activities of ethnic minority people in the locality, will take place at Xuan Vien park the same day.

Domestic and foreign experts will gather at an international conference to discuss the conservation of cultural heritage of ethnic minorities in association with the development of sustainable tourism products in the context of globalization.

Several other activities include a tour to discover Fansipan, the highest mountain in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and a street festival.

According to Chairman of the Sapa district People’s Committee Le Duc Luan, preparations for the event have been completed.

The celebration of Sapa’s 110th anniversary aims to promote the locality’s unique tourism products, thus fostering socio-economic and tourism development in the locality.

VNA/VOV online