Nghia Lo

Nghia Lo 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.

Nghia Lo

Nghia Lo Town – Yen Bai

Nghia Lo was established for the first time on October 8, 1971, on the basis of Nghia Lo town and a number of 3 That An, righteous benefits, Nghia Phuc Van Chan district. Nghia Lo was then the provincial capital of Nghia Lo province. Previously on 8/3/1967, farm town Nghia Lo was founded in Van Chan district.
After most of Nghia Lo Province merged with Lao Cai and Yen Bai provinces Hoang Lien Son (1975), Nghia Lo became a town (04/03/1978) in Van Chan district. The sub-areas IV, V and VI of the town into three communes Nghia An, Nghia Loi, Nghia Phuc.
July 20, 1991, the re-establishment of Lao Cai and Yen Bai Nghia Lo town of Yen Bai province.
May 15, 1995, Nghia Lo town was founded in the second with an area of 8.785 km ² and 15,925 inhabitants, including four wards Center, the New An, Thia Bridge, Pu status.
On 24/12/2003 town merged added 3 communes Nghia An, Nghia Loi, Nghia Phuc Van Chan district.

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.

Deu Village in Nghia An Commune of Nghia Lo is a must-visit for travelers when in town, as the Thai den (Black Thai) people there regularly organize cultural performance nights to demonstrate their traditional mua xoe, along with serving Thai cuisine for travelers if required. The original tradition and lifestyle of the ethnic group makes the cultural exchange very interesting. Visitors should purchase hand made tho cam (ethnic fabric) products; bags, skirts and handkerchiefs are available at the local villages.

Deu Village in Nghia Lo - Yen Bai

Deu Village in Nghia Lo – Yen Bai

Thai ethnic people in Nghia Lo are accomplished at digging canals, building frames and forming channels to convey water to irrigate their fields. Wet rice is their staple food, especially xoi, or sticky rice. Xoi is delicious and worth trying. They also cultivate other rice, subsidiary crops and trees. Each family breeds cattle and poultry, makes items from bamboo, weaves cloth and some families have developed pottery as their occupation.

Thai people have a variety of myths, legends, ancient tales, versed stories and folksongs. Their folk dances such as xoe, sap reflect the unique Thai cultural characteristics from the old generations to the young generations.

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.

Nghia Lo is famous for flowers, the Muong Lo sticky rice five colors, brocade, sit Thia and especially Thai spread flexible.
Market Culture Muong Lo and commercial network services made Nghia Lo become the economic center of the western provinces of Yen Bai.

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