Sa Pa, a popular tourist town in northern Lao Cai Province, is organizing a series of cultural events, including its unique ‘Love Market’ to reboot post-pandemic tourism.
|Ethnic minority representatives from Lao Cai demonstrate brocade weaving techniques as part of a series of tourism and cultural festivals taking place from Nov. 19-22 to boost local tourism, hard-hit by the pandemic.|
|Tourists can try thang co, a Hmong speciality made of horse meat. This dish means "a big pot of water" in Hmong.|
|A booth displays corn wine, a unique specialty of the northern mountains, and available for purchase.|
|Visitors to Lao Cai are required to submit medical declarations at various checkpoints and Covid test result should they plan to attend a festive event.|
|Functional forces constantly remind local residents and tourists to comply with pandemic prevention measures and limit gathering in crowds.|