(HBO) - Near Tet holiday, going to the routine market in the countryside is really interesting. It seems that the market only meets periodically, so it is crowding and many kinds of goods are only available in the countryside. The routine market in Dung Phong Commune (Cao Phong) meets once a week on Sundays. This year's Tet market on December 24 is bustling with buyers and sellers. The people all over the area of Muong Thang from Hop Phong, Nam Phong, Tay Phong, Thach Yen... all head to the central market of the commune cluster. Some people from outside the district and Hoa Binh city are also immersed themselves in the atmosphere of Tet countryside market.
The area selling Dong (Marantaceae) leaves, Lat Giang are all people in Dung Phong commune and from other communes in the region such as Tay Phong, Nam Phong... Dong leaves from the forest are selling at the price of 80,000 VND a bundle, lower that that of last year's Tet; and 10 thousand VND fro bundle of Lat Giang.
The people are looking to buy pot baskets and bamboo baskets. The price is from 20 to 50 thousand VND a unit depending on the big and small type.
The bamboo sticky rice bowl is of great interest to many people and it costs from 120,000 VND a piece.
Many women are choosing to buy their traditional costumes of Muong ethnic people to wear for Tet.
The abundant confectionery goods are serving the people's shopping needs for Tet.
On New Year's Day, many families do not forget to buy the national flags to hang in front of their house, showing their love for their homeland and country.
(HBO) - Taking place in 2 days (April 27-28), the traditional fishing festival in the stream in Lo Son commune is one of the unique festivals of Muong ethnic people in Tan Lac district. It not only arouses and tightens the solidarity, creates a spirit of hard working production, the festival also shows the responsibility between the people and the nature, and it is an opportunity to widely propagate the attitude respecting and preserving the precious natural resources to the people and visitors.
(HBO) - The craft of processing driftwood and ornamental stone has been existing in Lam Son commune, Luong Son district for nearly 30 years. In 2017, the locality was recognized as a craft village for making driftwood and ornamental stone by the Provincial People's Committee. The model and production scale have been invested in expanding, and the products are increasingly diversified, affirming the prestige in the market, contributing to the sustainable economic restructuring of the locality. Here are a few images of the activities of the driftwood and ornamental stone in Lam Son.
(HBO) - Pursuing the sustainable value from clean agriculture, the farmers from the localities in the province have actively replicated the models and the areas of the organic agricultural production, VietGAP, with an area of over 560 hectares of different kinds of vegetables, over 1,900 certified fish cages. The efforts to create safe products to stay healthy and limit the negative impacts on the environment are paid for by "sweet fruits” when participating in the supply chain of clean, good-priced and healthy food with the strong consumption in markets. The groups of photos taken by Bui Minh
(HBO) - Thung Man Tung is a secluded valley surrounded by high mountains, where local residents must look down at their feet and step on rugged rocks when walking.
(HBO) - Lac Thuy district has a convenient location in terms of traffic, being adjacent to the fast moving economic regions of Ha Nam, Ninh Binh provinces and Hanoi city, and it is planned to be located in the dynamic region of the province. In recent years, Lac Thuy district has comprehensively implemented the work of building the Party and political system; focusing on directing the key and breakthrough tasks, quickly bringing the Resolution of the Party Congress to life, Lac Thuy is trying to be in the top of the province by 2025. Here are some images of the socio-economic status of Lac Thuy district.