Phu Yen district in the northern mountainous province of Son La held its first ever buffalo fighting festival on February 15-16, attracting crowds of ethnic people from the surrounding area.

Twenty-eight buffalos from Hai Phong city and the provinces of Son La, Yen Bai, Vinh Phuc and Tuyen Quang competed in qualifying rounds.

After two days of competition and many interesting fights, the top three prizes went to buffalo trainers from the Song Hong (Red River) Company, the host district of Phu Yen, and Van Chan district in Yen Bai province respectively.

The festival offers a venue for people in northern provinces to engage in exchanges while preserving and promoting local tangible and intangible cultural values.

Source: VNA