The longest brocade road in Vietnam

HA GIANG – The 1,700 m long road is hand-painted by hundreds of local people, decorated with typical brocade motifs of upland culture.

The brocade road belonging to a resort in Yen Dinh commune, Bac Me district is recognized by the Vietnam Record Organization. Started in August 2020 and completed after a month, the road stretches 1,700 m on the hillside.

Ms. Vu Phuong, the resort’s representative said: “The Tho Cam road is created with the purpose of containing the characteristics of the ethnic people in the highlands, representing the cohesion, honor and preservation of traditional culture. system “.

Tho Cam street viewed from above.  Photo: P'apiu
Tho Cam street viewed from above. Photo: P’apiu

Originally, the road construction project was a program to help local youth get jobs during the epidemic season. The idea is implemented by the manpower at the resort and the people, with the desire to promote local tourism to tourists. Road motifs are completely hand drawn.

The completion of the work is not difficult, only sometimes extreme weather such as hot weather and sudden rain interrupt the construction. “The maintenance and restoration of this road is not easy, there is a staff who is in charge of blowing leaves every day, painting and repairing weekly and monthly,” said Phuong.

The whole Tho Cam road includes many color ranges and typical images of upland culture.  Photo: P'apiu
The whole Tho Cam road includes many color ranges and typical images of upland culture. Photo: P’apiu

Ms. Duong Lan Anh, a visitor from Ho Chi Minh City, said that the brocade road is the most special highlight here because it stretches from the foot to the top of the hill. “I am interested in the textures and colors, it is difficult to believe this is created by amateurs. Hearing the story behind, I am even more grateful when it shows her spirit. upland “.

Ms. Duong Lan Anh had the opportunity to visit her child in December 2020.  Photo: NVCC
Ms. Duong Lan Anh had the opportunity to visit her child in December 2020. Photo: NVCC

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