About Bac Kan

Ba Be Lake was recognized as a National Historic Vestige
(Cinet)- Bac Kan is a province of Viet Nam, located in the Northeast region and known as the least populous one. Due to being the mountainous province with its complicated terrain, the Bac Kan’s economy still hasn’t been really developed. However, the province has tourism developing potentiality on account of its mountainous terrain abundant in natural resources of minerals and forests. Besides, Bac Kan cultural background filled with specific characteristic of the Northeast highland.
Bac Kan covers an area of 4,859.4 square kilometers and had it had a population of 298,700 people. The province is divided into one town municipality Bac Kan and 7 rural districts, including Ba Be district, Bach Thong District, Cho Don District, Cho Moi District, Na Ri District, Ngan Son District, and Pac Nam District. The main ethnic groups in the province are Kinh, Tay, H’Mong, and Dao.
Cutural resources
Cultural Festivals
Long Tong festival
Full- moon day in Lunar July of Tay people
Being a indigent province with intricate terrain, Bac Kan‘s economy still developed in low speed in spite of the tourism potentiality rich natural resources as well as plentiful scenery monuments. The amount of both festivals and intangible cultural heritages in Bac Kan is limited , among them  Long Tong festival played the most important role for agricultural resident, handled in Lunar New Year for agricultural residents praying for good weather, productive crops, peaceful life, good health, etc.
Besides, there also are some famous festivals, including Phu Thong Spring Festival, Bull- fight in Ba Be Lake, Full- moon day in Lunar July of Tay people, etc. Phu Thong Spring Festival is operated in the First month of Lunar New Year, aiming to memorize the heroic martyr Phu Thong. The Full- moon day in Lunar July is the second widest holiday of Tay people, as follows The “Tet” Holiday. This holiday is called Slip Li “Tet” by Tay people and it is the occasion to gather all members in family as well as close to the family’s bond.
Ba Be Lake was ranked in the world nicest natural freshwater lake list
Mother Nature presented to the province many tourism potentialities with enormous mountains, rivers and lakes being considered scenic as well as magnificent. Some locations paid attention to visitors are Ba Be Lake, Puong cave, Son Duong Cave, Ba Be National Park, the “safe zone” ATK, Na Tu Historic vestiges. In 1996, Ba Be lake was recognized as a National Historic Vestige. 5 years later, UNESCO acknowledged Ba Be Lake as Ramsar area - The Flooded Preservation Area, played a crucial role in the world. Ba Be Lake was ranked in the world nicest natural freshwater lake list concurrently.
Ba Be National Park attracted many visitors due to diversity plant species as well as animal species
Ba Be National Park covers an area of 23,340 hectares, which is home to 417 plant species, approximately 300 mammal species. Many critically endangered animals existed here, including Tonkin snub-nosed monkey, Ground Pangolin,etc. Cho Don ATK Revolutionary base was one of the powerbases of President Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese Communist Party‘s personnel during the resistance against the French colonialists. Other well- known caves in Bac Kan include Puong Cave, Hua Ma Cave, Nang Tien Cave, Na Phoong Cave, Son Duong Cave and the Kim Hy nature reserve.