|A part of the floating market will be set up at the village for October’s programme themed Mekong Delta at the Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism. —Photo mykhanh.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Various cultural activities about the Mekong Delta will take place throughout October at the Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the western outskirts of Hà Nội.
The programme, titled Beloved Western Region, will entertain visitors from October 6. On the grass field in front of the Khmer pagoda, popular images of the Mekong Delta region will be set up with bamboo bridges and boats of flowers and fruits. A theatre showing various folk performances will be set up, where artists will perform southern amateur music, folk dances and pop songs praising the beauty of the region.
Tourists will be able to experience festive spaces like the Sen Dolta Festival of the Khmer ethnic group from Sóc Trăng Province on October 13-14; the New Crop Festival of the Xơ Đăng group from Kon Tum Province on October 21; and the Palau Sah Praying for Rain ceremony of the Chăm group in Ninh Thuận on October 28.
The organisers will exhibit a photo collection on the Mekong Delta, advertise local tourism products by distributing leaflets, paintings, posters, magazines and CDs.
Plenty of Mekong Delta delicacies will be available at the site like fish hotpot, cakes like bánh khọt, bánh xèo, bánh pía, and pork sausage.
The village will also host art shows featuring the cultures of other ethnic groups.
The village is located in Đồng Mô, Sơn Tây District, some 45km to the west of central Hà Nội. — VNS