Tourists often flock to Ha Giang from October to December in order to see the fields of buckwheat flowers that has become the province’s signature.
The locals plant the flowers everywhere, from the slopes of the mountains to the deep valley, under the winding mountain passes.
The small white or pink flowers can thrive in the barren mountainous terrain. Leave behind the busy city life, tourists like to immerse themselves amid the flower fields and walk the Dong Van Plateau.
To the locals, the buckwheat flowers are their food that can be made into cake or wine. Young flower branches can be used as vegetables. In order to attract more tourists, the locals also plant the trees in several famous places such as Sung La Valley or Pho Bang Village.
The third Buckwheat Flower Festival is being held from November 24 to December 31 in Dong Van, Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac districts and Ha Giang City. The theme of this year festival is Love Song from the Rocks.
The festival aims to honour the unique cultural values of Dong Van Karst Plateau, promote tourism and further develop the buckwheat flowers into the provincial tourism brand.
Various activities will be held including international geological park fair, a fair on local agricultural products, a music concert, paragliding over karst mountain ranges, traditional arts performances and folk games of ethnic minority groups.