Taking tourists to experience traditional culture in Khanh Hoa
Update: Mar 29, 2024
Along with taking tourists to visit famous historical and cultural relics, recently, businesses have brought folk games, traditional crafts, and cuisine to serve tourists... International visitors are very excited to experience traditional Vietnamese culture when coming to Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa.

Recently, Nha Trang Xua craft Village (formerly Nha Trang Xua restaurant) welcomed nearly 80 international visitors who are leaders and senior partners from Honor Lane Shipping Group (Hong Kong, China) to visit and experience culinary culture. Visitors from China, Japan, Germany, France... visited the 100-year old house, watched artisans weave mats, and danced with the staff of Nha Trang Xua. In particular, the delegation visited the local culinary display area here. Tourists were very excited to see the stone mortar to grind flour, learn about the process of making banh xeo and banh it, and shape little banh it themselves. Finally, visitors enjoyed dinner with local dishes in the peaceful and romantic space of Nha Trang Xua. “Nha Trang Xua features traditional culture. We not only introduce traditional dishes to visitors but also want them to know how to make these dishes, introduce them traditional occupations to better understand Vietnamese culture. These activities also create bonds between tourists from many different countries," shared Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh - Executive Director of Nha Trang Xua craft village.

Cruise tourists playing stone instrument at Truong Son craft village

Promoting the value of culinary culture and traditional crafts is no longer a single phenomenon but has become the direction of many tourist areas and destinations in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa. One of the destinations that exploits traditional culture well in tourism development is Truong Son Craft Village (Nha Trang City). Truong Son craft village not only introduces traditional crafts such as weaving nets, pottery making, weaving mats, making hats, embroidering pictures on silk, making handicrafts... but also performs traditional musical instruments of the Vietnamese people and ethnic minorities. Here also serve some traditional cakes such as: banh xeo, banh phu the... Truong Son craft village has become a very attractive destination for international tourists, especially cruise tourists. Visitors also like visiting the ao dai display area and experiencing trap dancing. “The craft village has spacious space, introducing many traditional Vietnamese cultural features. I am very excited to learn about traditional crafts and enjoy traditional Vietnamese musical instruments... I am really surprised that Nha Trang has such an interesting destination" - Peter Melchior, a German tourist, expressed.

Memento Tourist Area ( in Dien Hoa commune, Dien Khanh district) has a countryside space combined with local cuisine. Visitors can visit the resort's old houses, visit peaceful villages with green fruit gardens, and watch ripe rice fields; experience making banh xeo to learn about culinary culture. Memento staff introduce tourists to rice cultivation on Dien Khanh land to produce rice to make banh xeo. "Through that simple story, we want today's young people to understand traditional culture preserved through many generations of our ancestors. At the same time, we want to introduce to international tourists the diversity and sophistication of the traditional culture of the Vietnamese people," said Pham Y Tho - owner of Memento tourist area shared.

Tourists making banh it at Nha Trang Xua craft village

Traditional culture is also upholded by 5-star resorts through programs such as: market and cooking tours, folk cultural games, culinary markets, and traditional crafts. Typically, Champa Island Nha Trang has a traditional craft village introducing hat making, pottery making, mat weaving, and embroidery; Alma Resort cooperates with a travel company to organize the tour "Exploring Vietnamese culture and cuisine". During the recent Lunar New Year 2024, Potique Hotel organized a Tet fair with many cultural activities such as food stalls, calligraphy, traditional musical instrument performances... is very popular with tourists.

On December 22, 2023, Khanh Hoa Provincial Party Committee issued Resolution No. 34 on promoting cultural heritage values associated with sustainable tourism development in the province to 2025, with an orientation to 2030. Overall, the province aims to build and preserve tangible and intangible cultural heritage values in the province to honor and promote the good cultural values of ethnic communities in the province, for the benefit of the whole society; creating new cultural values, enriching traditional Vietnamese culture and contributing to expanding international cultural exchanges, increasing tourism revenue, contributing to making tourism a key economic sector of the province according to Resolution No. 09 of the Politburo on building and developing Khanh Hoa province until 2030, with a vision to 2045.

Xuan Thanh - Translated by T.T

Khanh Hoa News - khanhhoanews.vn - Mar 28, 2024