On January 10th, 2015, in Mau Son tourist area (Lang Son), Lang Son Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will hold Mau Son Winter Tourism Festival not just to promote and promulgate tourism potential of Mau Son, but also attract tourists and investors to Mau Son tourist area in particular and Vietnam tourism in general. The festival is expected to witness the participation of representatives of Lang Son People's Committee, other agencies and departments; representatives of General Association of Tourism, Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Hanoi and many provinces in Northern Vietnam; UNESCO Vietnam; and typical tourist enterprises and agencies of local media.
In the framework of Mau Son Winter Travel Festival 2015, many outstanding cultural activities will be held. The most highlight in the event is the opening ceremony in the center of Mau Son tourist area with artistic programs themed "Majestic and Sacred Mau Son". Besides, the festival promises to attract a large number of tourists with many activities. These activities will take place under the organization of the Mau Son Association of Wine at 7-part house's yard in Mau Son tourist area, including exhibition of traditional tools and methods of making wines, introduction of Mau Son mountainous wines and other typical tourism products, Mau Son wine tasting, and visiting the wine cellars. There will have attractive culinary activities such as cooking, performing traditional ethnic cuisine in Mau Son.
Visitors coming to the festival will have the opportunity to learn more about Mau Son travel through the exhibition space of images, artifacts and documents related to local cultural and historical monuments in Mau Son Mountain such as Mau Son Ancient Temple, Mau Son Holy Land, and Phat Chi Mountain, etc. In addition, many public art performances will be organized to bring a cheerful, enthusiastic atmosphere to travelers participating in one of interesting festivals in Vietnam such as singing folk songs, dancing, traditional martial, etc.
Mau Son Mountain belongs to three communes of Mau Son, Cong Son in Cao Loc district, and Mau Son n Loc Binh district, about 30km from Lang Son City to the northeast. The mountainous area has a diverse topography with the average height of 800 - 1000 meters above the sea level, covering 80 big and small mountains, and the highest peak is Po Phia (1.541m) in which it has a milestone of Vietnam - China border. Climate in Mau Son Mountain is temperate with the average temperature of 15.5° C and cloudy all year round. Especially in winter, Mau Son Mountain is frequently frosted and occasionally has snowfall.
Mau Son Mountain is planned to become an Eco tourist area with many unique cultural feature. The area has many hotels, restaurants, camping areas which reach high quality in serving tourists. Mau Son fascinates tourists not just by its spectacular natural landscapes and fresh atmosphere, but also outstanding cultural space of ethnic minority groups of Dao, Nung, and Tay, etc. Archaeologists have discovered ancient stone relics dating from the Iron Age, including many megalithic (large stone tombs), stone temple and valuable historical artifacts. Coming to Mau Son Resort, visitors can drop by villages of Dao people, enjoy famous specialties or refresh when bathing in ethnic medicine of Dao people.