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Tay Ethnic Minority in Ha Giang

Almost everywhere in the northern Vietnam where is a village, you can watch and see the locals at the work. Whether it’s working in a paddy field, gathering wood, collecting herbs, sale items or food or clothing and fabrics. When you try a homestay, you can try these work with the locals. You will see which such care is about rice and walk with the people on the rice terraces, or go to the wood. Surely you will experience a lot of fun. Tours Indochina Vietnam The Vietnamese government is trying with subsidies, better health care, accessibility and education to encourage ethnic residents to move to lower altitudes. Despite this offer, as well as mistrust in the major lowland residents and some conflict in the past, most of the ethnic minorities stay and live in the mountains. Tay Ethnic Minority in Ha Giang Vietnam The Tay is the second large ethnic minority in Ha Giang, account for 25 percent total population of province. They mainly live on planting wet rice in fields near river, mountain foot and farming slope. Tay villages are usually at mountain foot and include about 15 to 20 houses. They live in house of stilt, thatch roofed houses using palm leaves or grass. tay Their family handicraft is quite developed such as, knitting, making wooden furniture, pottery. Besides, weaving fabric of Tay is quite well known, especially, the type of blankets, brocade turbans with rich pattern which a lot of people love. Tay ethnic usually wear cotton clothes, dyed indigo, wear silver necklace and silver rings at their wrists and ankles. Their main color on costumes is indigo. The culture of Tay is very diversified with different kind of ceremory involving production, human life, wedding, funeral, new house celebration. The folkloric literature of Tay community are a rich treasure of legends, myths, ancient stories, verse stories, folkloric songs. Of which, Tay’s folkloric songs are well known for song “ glider”- this is a form of culture of the Vietnamese. North Vietnam tours packages

Exploring Myanmar by boat

Burma has had its doors open for a couple of years now and what better way to discover village life than on a relaxing cruise. The Irrawaddy River flows some 2000 km through the centre of the country and is Burma’s most important commercial waterway. Its name is believed to derive from the Sanskrit word, meaning “elephant river”. Enjoy a relaxing journey on the river between Mandalay and Bagan, passing rural villages and ancient temples while witnessing local life along the riverbanks. Or go on a true adventure to the little-visited Mergui Archipelago, made up of around 800 islands, it is an area home to the nomadic sea gypsies or Moken as they are known locally. Indochina tours Myanmar On an Explore Tailormade holiday we have a range of cruise options from one to four nights, with a choice of comfort levels to suit a variety of different budgets. Burma may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of luxury cruises, but it is fast becoming Asia's premier river-cruise destination. The ever growing selection of cruises on offer mean that Myanmar is now able to rival and arguably surpass the variety of vessels found in India, China and nearby Indochina. The Irrawaddy River runs its course from north to south through Burma, facilitating transport of goods, and supporting life in the country, as well as bringing newfound opportunities for tourism. A cruise offers the chance to see the country from a new perspective as you glide past scenes that appear unchanged from years gone by, catch glimpses of gold from the ever-present pagodas, and look out for the varieties of wildlife that inhabit the river, from the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin to the multitudes of bird species. Tours in Myanmar myanmar Whether you just want a taste of river life, or are looking for a longer experience, there is sure to be something to suit your needs. Here are a few of our particular recommendations.

Khau Vai Love Market Festival

This special event is held annually, from the late evening of the third Lunar month's 26th day and lasts until the end of next day in Khau Vai Commune, Meo Vac District in the northern most province of Vietnam, Ha Giang. Vietnam travel packages Unlike any other markets, Khau Vai Love Market is extraordinary and remarkable because the people coming here do not sell or buy any goods. Instead, it is the dating place for ex-lovers who fell in love but could not have a marriage. Khau Vai Love Market Festival is legendarily originated from a sad love story: A couple from different tribes deeply fell in love with each other; however, their marriage was forbidden by the girl’s tribe while the boy’s tribe wanted her to be one bride of theirs. A violent conflict later on was occurred between two tribes and caused blood shedding for both of them. To stop the nonsense and fierce battles, the couple decided to fall apart with broken hearts. Still, they promised to see each other once a year on lunar March 26th in Khau Vai. Since then, on every lunar March 26th, Khau Vai Love Market Festival emerges as an occasion for couples of different ages who used to love but could not get married to come and meet each other again. About a century has passed by; still, the festival remains and makes its main claims for a humanity meaning. Festival in Ha Giang khau vai 3650-388 On this day, at a selected hour no matter it is in the morning or afternoon, people take a bath and put on their best clothes in anticipation of the New Year. They take incense, lamps, flowers and fruits to a pagoda where they do the great calendar-receiving ceremony. At the pagoda, Moha Sang-Kran, put on a red-lacquered, gilded tray, is placed on a palanquin and carried three times round the main sanctuary. This rite is to welcome the New Year and wait for omens for a bad or good new year. Then the official ceremony is carried out inside the sanctuary. After that, every participant prays to the Buddha and chant prayers for a happy new year. Young males and females walk out to the pagoda yard and join in fun activities until late at night. The second day is for the ceremony to offer boiled rice and heap up a sandy mountain. On this day, every Khmer family cooks rice and offers it to Buddhist monks at the pagoda in early morning and at noon. The monks chant prayers to thank those who make the food and bring it to their pagoda and say good luck to them.