Spring in remote Si Ma Cai mesmerises

Last update 12:50 | 10/03/2018

Si Ma Cai district in Lao Cai is often called the twin sister of Sa Pa.

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Visiting a local market is a great way to explore the culture of Si Ma Cai.

While Sa Pa is a well known tourism destination, its sister Si Ma Cai is a hidden beauty that still retains its serenity and originality.

Si Ma Cai district sits in the northwest province of Lao Cai. It is about 95km from Lao Cai city, at the elevation of 1,600 metres above sea level. Tiếp tục đọc “Spring in remote Si Ma Cai mesmerises”

Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive

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Update: September, 24/2017 – 09:00

Group music: Folk artisan Vàng Sín Phìn (third from left) practices the Thu Lao people’s melodies with women in the village. — Photo baolaocai.vn
Vàng Sín Phìn, a musical maestro from the northern province of Lào Cai, has dedicated himself to collecting musical instruments and preserving the folklore melodies of his people. Through painstaking study, Phìn has mastered the local musical instruments, ensuring that the mountainous music will be passed on to a new generation. Hồng Ninh and Cao Hương report. Tiếp tục đọc “Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive”