A special feature of the county is the existence of two strong cultural spaces (Seto and Vana-Võromaa). The peculiarity of the region is the speaking of the Võru and Seto languages, which is also the main basis for the identity of the inhabitants. Both shrouds and Seto have many unique customs in the world. The Seto leelo is a singing practice from the Setos on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Hospitality, beautiful changing nature and a strong sense of the area are considered great values.

The beauty and diversity of Setomaa's nature is best seen there on foot or by bicycle. There are several RMK hiking and cycling trails in Setomaa.