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A village with rich cultural offerings

By Ngo Vinh Phu

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Quynh Son community-based tourism and cultural village is nestled in Bac Quynh Commune, Bac Son District, Lang Son Province. This charming village is home to over 400 households, predominantly Tay ethnic people, who reside in south-facing architectural stilt houses.

Visitors are especially enchanted by the ripe rice seasons in July and October. Climbing to the top of Na Lay Mountain offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Quynh Son valley, where the rice fields form a giant, picturesque natural landscape.

In Quynh Son Village, guests can immerse themselves in the local culture through folk performances of Then singing and Vi singing, accompanied by the melodic sounds of the Tinh lute played by Tay ethnic artists. Additionally, visitors can savor traditional dishes such as black rice cake and roasted pork seasoned with unique local spices.

Annually, on the 12th and 13th days of the first lunar month, the village hosts the Long Tong Festival, celebrating farming with a variety of attractive folk games that draw thousands of tourists and locals.

Stilt houses in the village, all facing south
The first households running homestay business are certified as members of the Quynh Son community-based tourism and cultural village
Picturesque corners in the village

Na Lay Mountain
A primary school in the village during exercise time
Elderly residents enjoy sports, showcasing a peaceful and healthy lifestyle
A homestay owned by Duong Cong Chai
A traditional Tay ethnic dish, “khâu nhục” (pork stew)
The village’s Then singing team
Tay ethnic men and women in traditional costumes
Worship ceremony at Quy Minh Dai Vuong Temple, over a hundred years old, during the village’s Long Tong Festival

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