This is also an evidence of the effectiveness of the community tourism development in association with the preservation of traditional cultural values​.

Entrance to Lung Cam cultural tourist village

Located in Sung La commune, Dong Van district, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, the village is home of nearly 70 households with 300 people from Mong, Lo Lo and Hoa ethnic minority groups. Mong people account for more than 85% of the population. A special feature of the people here is that they live in houses with walls dating back over 100 years. In the middle of an immense area of ​​the rocky plateau, the village is remarkable with the green natural scenery of fruit trees and simple houses like their owners.

The simple beauty of houses in the village
In recent years, the village not only has become a familiar destination for tourists but also has been the choice of many Vietnamese and foreign photographers and filmmakers. It was chosen for the background of “The Story of Pao”, which is about the life of a H’Mong girl named Pao starred by actress Do Hai Yen. The film also tells movie lovers about beautiful love, life and human emotions as well as the rich culture and spiritual lives of the H’Mong ethnic minority people in Ha Giang province. It won a Golden Kite Award in 2005 and was introduced at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in 2007.

The house in the movie "The story of Pao" (Source: CPV)
The most prominent is the moive "The story of Pao" which was awarded the Golden Kite Award of Vietnam Cinema Association. The film crew chose Lung Cam village as the backdrop for the film's scenes. The house has contributed to creating a new cultural identity in the old aristocracy of the Mong people in the northernmost region.

After screening, the village is more popular and becomes a favourite destination in the journey to discover Dong Van karst plateau. Nguyen Van Cuong, a student of the Foreign Trade University (Hanoi) excitedly said "Knowing Lung Cam through the movie" The Story of Pao ", I come here to feel the beauty in the landscape and traditional culture of the local people./.

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