Nghia Lo Yen Bai


Nghia Lo Yen Bai town is 80 kilometers from Yen Bai Province and is accessible from Highway 32.

The Muong Lo area of Nghia Lo town, in the mountainous province of Yen Bai, is the second largest field in the whole Northwestern region after Muong Thanh field of Dien Bien Province.

The area is not only well-known for its productive field, which feeds hundreds of thousands of population, but also boasts the unique cultural diversity and traditional lifestyle of the Thai ethnic group, who account for nearly 50% of the population of Muong Lo.

Besides Thai ethnic people other groups living there include Kinh, Tay, Muong and Nung. This is the original cradle of Thai people in Vietnam.

Nghia Lo Yen Bai

Nghia Lo Yen Bai

Nghia Lo Yen Bai

Nghia Lo Yen Bai

Muong Lo is located in an immense and flat valley surrounded by a vast mountainous area. Here visitors can find the most perfect example of an ancient and original culture of Thai ethnic people.

They have traditional dances and songs of their own ethnic culture and often perform in local festivals. The two most famous dances of the people are xoe and sap. When visiting Nghia Lo town, visitors may easily participate in a night of xoe and sap dances around the camp-fire, where beautiful and graceful Thai girls dance and sing in their own language. Mua xoe (xoe dance) is an important part of Thai people’s traditional culture.

Travelers to Nghia Lo Town should not miss a visit to Muong Lo field and local villages to experience traditional Thai mua xoe and taste xoi. The visit will definitely bring peace of mind.

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