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  • (VOVworld) – “Cấp sắc” or “Quá tăng” meaning “maturity ritual”, is a typical cultural feature of the Dao people. They believe a man that has not passed a “cap sac” ritual can not unite with his ancestors when he dies and will not be recognized as a descendant of the Ban Vuong. An adult man who has not passed a “cap sac” ritual is not acknowledged as mature and is unqualified to practice and attend hamlet rituals and works.

  • (VOVworld) – The Dao Khau, whose name means Sewing Dao, are also called Dao Kiềm Miền, because they were the earliest Dao immigrants to Vietnam. On today’s edition of “Colorful Vietnam, Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups”, we’ll introduce the Dao Khau, a typical branch of the Dao community.

  • (VOV5) - The Dao Khau live mainly in the Sin Ho district of Lai Chau province. Like other ethnic minority groups in Sin Ho, the Dao Khau consider the wood stove an important symbol of their lives. Despite many changes in their cooking habits, the Dao Khau have maintained the cultural traditions associated with their wood stoves.

  • With an average altitude of 1,500 m above sea level and the average annual temperature of about 18oC, along with the spectacular natural landscape and well-preserved diversifying ecosystem, Sin Ho highland is considered the second Sa Pa of Vietnam.

  • The uphill road from Phong Tho District to Dao San peak is just 30km, the travelers can go an extra 40km to will reach Si Lo Lau. The area with 8 border communes in the north of Dao San – Phong Tho, Lai Chau is located at the height of 1900m, inhabited by 3 main ethnic local groups of Mong, Dao Do and Ha Nhi. Of those, the two farthest communes named Si Lo Lau and Ma Li Chai are almost entirely populated by Dao Do people. Passing the layers of mountains in the border, we come across a special country market at Si Lo Lau named Sung market.

  • Dao San country fair is held every Wednesday and Sunday in the central of Dao San Commune, Phong Tho District. This is a typical fair in Lai Chau and the whole Northwest region.

  • About 60 km to the west of Lai Chau borough, following national road 4D, Sin Ho is a mountainous district in middle of Lai Chau province. With the population of 56.000, including 15 ethnic groups, Sin Ho’s area is 1746 km2. Geographically, Sin Ho borders Van Nam (China) in the north, Phong Tho province in the east, next to Tua Chua (Dien Bien) in the south and Muong Te in the west.

  • O Quy Ho is one of the most rugged and dangerous passes in the Northwest. It is a challenge for those who want to conquer and explore new experience.

  • If you ever find yourself being under great pressure at work, or tired of the big cities’ cramped space, or simply just want to try new experiences and discover new places, you should spend your weekend in Lai Chau province to immerse in its spectacular nature, along the unspoiled villages on the mountain sides, nearing terraced fields.

  • We arrived at Na Luong (Na Tam Commune, Tam Duong Town) in a beautiful sunny day, while on a provincial tourism resources survey trip. There are many Sapa tour operators and one consultant from SNV Netherlands Development Organization in that team.

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