Tourism contributes to cultural preservation

Since the H’mong ethnic group culture tourism village in Pa Vi Commune was formed, Meo Vac has put on a new coat, creating an impression on visitors.

The village has a total area of more than 46,000 square meters, including three main areas, with 28 households living in and doing community tourism. The village has a cultural house, a traditional display house of the H’mong people, used as a place for traditional cultural and artistic performances to preserve and promote the culture of the ethnic group.

Dreamy Culture-Tourism Village of the H’mong people in Pa Vi commune (Photo:

The business households offer quite a variety of accommodation types and homestays for visitors. Accommodation ranges from VND 150,000 to VND 1.5 million a night (depending on tourists’ budget and preferences). The accommodation facilities include A Kiet Homestay, Little Yen's Homestay, Meo Vac Clay House, Pa Vi Homestay. Each room is fully furnished with television, air conditioner, tea, coffee…

Most of the resorts are designed according to the traditional house architecture of the H’mong ethnic group with wooden columns and trusses, two-storey yin and yang tile roofs. Each homestay is built on an area of about 300sq.m, surrounded by solid stone fences, bringing a feeling of closeness to everyone when staying here.

Since tourism services opened here, the local people’s life has improved significantly. Not only young but also old people are capable of making money by selling souvenirs and daily life items to tourists.

Keeping green, clean environment

For the first time setting foot in this high mountainous region, tourist Nguyen Minh Hieu from Hanoi was really impressed with the beautiful natural scenery here. The roads are paved with clean stone, along which flowers and ornamental plants are planted to create a landscape for the village.

Romantic path in the village (Photo:

The village includes some highlights sections such as the traditional cultural house, product display house, amusement area for cultural and art performances.

Nguyen Xuan Phuong, a tour guide said, “This culture village is really peaceful, poetic and majestic. If tourists come in the buckwheat flower season, they will see vast picturesque fields of buckwheat spreading the fragrance in the morning sunlight.”

According to the Meo Vac District Division of Culture and Information, in recent years, the H’mong Pa Vi village has attracted a lot of tourists. Its activities are contributing to preserving the local cultural identity, promoting local tourism development, creating jobs and raising people’s income.

However, the two-year Covid-19 pandemic made quite a big impact on the local tourism activities, and the culture-tourism village in particular. In order to resume tourism services and bring the best experience to visitors, Meo Vac District has been upgrading and repairing a number of works.

H’mong people making handicraft products (Photo:

Currently, the H’mong ethnic group Culture-Tourism Village in Pa Vi Commune is not only a place for tourists to experience the unique features of the H’mong culture, but also a place to relax.

To get to the village, tourists can take two popular means of transport: taxi or motorbike. Currently, in Ha Giang City center, there are many motorbike rental shops offering services at the prices ranging from VND 100,000 to 150,000 per day.

Translated by Chung Anh