New York Times: Red River Delta of Vietnam in the list of 52 places for a Changed World in 2022
Update: Jan 14, 2022
(TITC) – Red River Delta of Vietnam ranked #14 of the top 52 places for a Changed World in 2022, based on the New York Times selection.

Enjoying folk music style, Quan ho – a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Photo internet

Earlier in January, The New York Times has annouced the list of top 52 places for a Changed World in 2022, including Red River Delta of Vietnam in number 14 of the list and that is the only in Southeast Asia to stand in this list. The list of this year focuses on spots where visitors can be part of the solution to problems such as climate change, tourism overwhelming after the Covid-19 pandemic and other conflicts.

According to Charly Wilder, tourism editor of the New York Times, raised her opinions in the article, once travel backs to a new normal, after the pandemic, travellers will flock to Vietnam’s famous beaches and dynamic megacities again.

“But head north to the traditional villages of the Red River Delta, and you can immerse yourself in centuries-old cultural practices and a way of life that is at risk of disappearing”,said the article.

Or casually passing by villages located along both sides of Cau River, enjoying folk music style, Quan ho – a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage practice in 2009, which is dueted by alternating all-female and all-male from neighboring villages as their special way to show affections.

In the article, The New York Times also pointed out, “In the decade since, 49 ancient villages in Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces have taken measures to safeguard the cultural heritage of Quan Họ, which includes countless rituals celebrating culinary traditions and to address rural-urban migration through cultural tourism,”

Wilder finally revealed that recently there are some tour operators based in Hanoi (Vietstay or Khoa Viet Travel) are offering travellers a number of tours to grant them a chance to explore the villages’Buddhist temples, craft communes, Ly Dynasty pagodas.

The Red River Delta with approximately 15,000 located in the North is 2nd largest delta in Vietnam. It is the cradle of the Vietnamese civilisation an rice culture.

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