The Bac Ha White Plateau Festival is held from June 1st to 9th, 2024. This vibrant celebration of ethnic minority culture features the famed horse race, alongside a range of traditional activities, creating an unforgettable experience for visitors.

A celebration of highland heritage

The White Plateau Festival, held in Lao Cai province's Bac Ha district, is a cultural extravaganza that showcases the rich tapestry of life in Vietnam's northern highlands.  This year's theme, "Passion with highland horse hooves", perfectly captures the essence of the festival, where the traditional horse race takes center stage. 

The theme of the event is "Passion with highland horse hooves"

What can you expect at the Bac Ha White Plateau Festival?

The festival is organized from June 1st to 9th, 2024, and promises a vibrant celebration of local culture with many interesting programs.

Main activities at the event

The highlight of the Bac Ha White Plateau Festival is undoubtedly the 17th Bac Ha Horse Racing Tournament. This thrilling competition is held from June 2nd to 8th at the Bac Ha Stadium. The atmosphere surrounding the race is electric, with cheering crowds, colorful costumes, and a palpable sense of community spirit.

The 17th Bac Ha Horse Racing Tournament is held from June 2nd to 8th, 2024

Unveiling the beauty of Bac Ha's landscapes

Sunrise and sunset at Ngai Thau Peak: Trek to the majestic Ngai Thau Peak in Na Ang A village and witness breathtaking panoramic views. Capture the stunning beauty of the sunrise or the magical colors of the sunset over the enchanting valleys.

Exploring the natural wonders: Discover the 1,000-year-old tree and the vast Coc Sam steppe in Coc Ly commune. Visit the ancient tea tree in Hoang Thu Pho commune and admire the sprawling kale farm in Lung Phinh commune.

Watch the sunrise and sunset at Ngai Thau Peak

Experiencing the rich cultural heritage at the Bac Ha White Plateau Festival

Sacred temple tourism program: Participate in the Trung Do Temple Tourism Program held from June 1st to 9th. This program offers a unique opportunity to explore the spiritual significance of temples in Hmong culture.

Bac Ha trade fair: Immerse yourself in the bustling Bac Ha trade fair, held from June 1st to 9th in Bac Ha town. Here, you can find an array of local handicrafts, textiles, and agricultural products, perfect for taking home a piece of Bac Ha's charm.

Visit the Trung Do Temple at Bao Nhai commune

The Bac Ha White Plateau Festival is more than just an event; it's a window into the soul of Vietnam's northern highlands. From the exhilarating horse races to the captivating cultural performances and the breathtaking scenery, the festival offers a truly immersive experience.

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