The event, held for the first time in Bac Kan, aims to restore overall tourism activities in the province.
At the opening ceremony, Bac Kan Province announced and awarded the decision of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to recognise the “Bat Dance” and the “cap sac” ritual of the Dao ethnic group as national intangible cultural heritages. “Cap sac” is a ritual marking the maturity of Dao ethnic men. The ritual has been well preserved for generations within the Dao Tien ethnic community.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Bac Kan Provincial People's Committee Pham Duy Hung emphasised that the event marked the return of tourism in Bac Kan after a long time affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
The province will promote tourism potentials and strengths while facilitating development and investment promotion cooperation, thus making Bac Kan a safe, friendly and attractive tourist destination, he noted.
He also spoke highly of the residential community for its contributions to conservation, practice and transmission of the intangible cultural heritages.
In order to develop tourism, Bac Kan advocates calling for investors to research into investment and exploit available potentials, as well as promote the application of smart tourism, preserve traditional culture, ensure the environment, adapt to climate change, increase investment promotion, proactively link planning, connect infrastructure information to shorten the traffic time from Hanoi to the province.