The third Cai Rang Floating Market Culture and Tourism Festival kicked off in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 7.
A corner of
Cai Rang floating market (Source: VNA)
The annual festival is part of activities to respond to the
Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9), and honour and promote the images and culture of
the Cai Rang floating market, a national intangible cultural heritage.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s
Committee Le Van Tam stressed that the Cai Rang floating market is one of the
highlights of Can Tho’s tourism as it honours cultural values of river areas
and trading on the rivers.
The market’s operation helps transfer economic structure, create jobs and
attract investment, contributing to promoting the locality’s socio-economic
development and raising its position.
The organiser said a wide range of activities are featured in the three-day
event, including a parade of tourism boats, a composite boat race, a
photo, book and magazine exhibition, tourism promotion programmes and a Don ca
tai tu performance exchange.
The Cai Rang Floating Market, located about 6km from the centre of Can Tho
city, has been around for centuries. It is a prime example of the waterway
market culture in the southwestern region, where people buy and sell goods on
It becomes an attractive destination for tourists, helping the locality to
promote tourism development.
The municipal authority has made efforts to preserve and develop the heritage,
focusing on raising public awareness of the importance of the market for
tourism development, enhancing tourism links in the region, towards attracting
more and more holiday-makers to the city.
(HBO) – The monument commemorating national hero Cu Chinh Lan has become a historical relic site as part of destinations on the Binh Thanh-Thung Nai route around Hoa Binh Lake.
Painter Vu Duc Hieu, director of the Muong Cultural Space Museum, has toured many countries in Asia and Europe in order to share information and learn about the cultural preservation of people there. The Thoi Nay (Today) publication of Nhan Dan (The People) Newspaper, held a talk with him to explore the outcomes of these field trips.
Vietnam has announced eight additional national intangible cultural heritages under the Decision No.3325/DD-BVHTTDL, recently signed by Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien.
The first national intangible cultural heritage festival will take place simultaneously with the Tuyen Quang City Festival in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang from September 20-23.
(HBO) – Being located at the Northwest gateway of the country, Hoa Binh province is known for its famous "Hoa Binh Culture" - the cultural center of the ancient Vietnamese people, and the legendary epic of "De Dat, De Nuoc”. Moreover, this is the land of festivals and the treasure of folk music of ethnic groups of Muong, Dao Thai, Tay, Mong, etc., where is full of folk songs "sweet like honey bees, fresh like streams". Therefore, despite the ancient or the reality, Hoa Binh is still the promised land for great literature and art performances.
(HBO) – On these days, at the cultural houses of many hamlets and residential areas of Yen Thuy district, there are always delighted rhythms of singing, dancing, playing flute and gong, etc. The local people are enthusiastic to rehearse their art performances and sports training to participate in the celebration of the Independence Day.