The Bac Ha Horse Racing Festival – When Music and Speed Converge in Unique Culture

Bac Ha is a hidden gem nestled in the enchanting highlands of Northwest Vietnam, boasting stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and unique experiences. The Bac Ha Horse Racing Festival is an incredible experience to explore and immerse oneself in the unique culture of this area. Let’s come along on an exciting journey to experience the exciting horse races and uncover the captivating wonders of Bac Ha.

Photographed by Mansour

Horse racing is not merely a sport, but also a symbol of cultural unity and community connection. It showcases the pride and adventurous spirit of the local people, as well as fosters solidarity among different ethnic groups in the region. Your heart will brim with excitement and admiration as you witness the fearless local men and their powerful racing horses. 

Moreover, when you visit Bac Ha in June, you will immerse yourself in the festival of harvesting triple-flowered plums, the season of forest orchids in Ban Lien with their vibrant red leaves, resembling autumn maple trees in Europe’s skies. Besides, you’ll have the opportunity to experience unique cultural performances of song, dance, and music, along with stunning landscapes of terraced rice fields and winding mountain ranges.


Finally, don’t forget to explore the vibrant Bac Ha Market-one of the Northwest Highlands’s most beautiful and bustling markets. You will have the opportunity to savor unique specialties found only in Bac Ha, such as red noodle soup, thang co (a traditional horse meat dish), corn wine, and more at the largest market of Bac Ha.

Bac Ha White Plateau Festival is a genuinely enchanting cultural event that captures the hearts of visitors. It provides an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in a lively atmosphere filled with music and excitement while exploring the distinctive charm of Bac Ha. Get ready to forge unforgettable memories and immerse yourself in the wealth of cultural heritage of Bac Ha.

Photographed by Krisztian Tabori



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