Indigenous culture of Lu ethnic people

UPDATED: 04 Feb 2015 234 Views
Hon village in Tam Duong district is home to Lu ethnic people. It is also a tourist attraction in the northern mountain province of Lai Chau for it has maintained indigenous culture for years.There are nearly 4,000 Lu ethnic people in Viet Nam living mostly in Tam Duong, Tan Uyen and Sin Ho district of Lai Chau province. They develop the wet rice cultivation, alongside planting maize, potato and cassava. They also grow corn for fibre weaving. Lu people live in stilt houses. Each house has two fires: one for the family and the other to make tea for visitors. Lu women have skilful hands. They embroider and weave costumes, especially dress and scarf, for the whole family. Lu people like playing their traditional musical instruments like the flute and drum, and folk games like tug-of-war during festivals. In recent years, a number of villages of the Lu in Lai Chau have become the eco-cultural tourism attractions for foreign tourists. Hon is one of those villages. With more than 100 stilt houses intact, along with preserved weaving practices and cultural identities, the village attracts thousands of domestic and foreign visitors a year.