Cơ Tu people perform a traditional dance in an event celebrating new rice crop in Tà Lang village in Hòa Vang District of Đà Nẵng. The city has planned three villages in the district as new community tourism sites. VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city has piloted the three first community-based tourism sites in suburban Hòa Vang district as rural ethnic and farm experience attractions in the Master Plan 2025-30.
The city said the three sites feature traditional culture of ethnic Cơ Tu people and old-style rural villages.
Tà Lang and Giàn Bí – two villages of the Cơ Tu community – have preserved their brocade weaving, architecture of Gươl (traditional communal house) and natural landscapes of primary forest, springs and waterfalls.
Local ethnic people still practise daily lifestyle and annual festivals of Cơ Tu in a rare community that avoided the rapid urbanisation of the city’s downtown area 40km away.
A Cơ Tu woman weaves brocade at a village in a suburban area of Đà Nẵng. VNS Photo Công Thành
Thái Lai village in Hòa Nhơn commune is home to ancient houses that were preserved from two centuries ago. The architecture of old houses and gardens in the style of central Việt Nam were still well protected.
Following the city’s tourism development plan, Túy Loan Village – which hosts an annual traditional festival with a procession of certificates conferred by the Nguyễn Dynasty on the village founders in 1470 on the ninth day of the lunar January – will develop as a farm-experience attraction.
The village, which was recognised as a national culture relic in 1999, reserves a large area for vegetable farming, and supplies a major source of farm produce for the city.
Rural lifestyle, farm experience and farm stay services have been developed at the village for hosting tourists from 2025.
According to the city’s tourism department, other rural villages including Thạch Nham Tây, Thái Lai, Phú Túc, An Định, Phò Nam and Lộc Mỹ have potential for camping, forest trekking and mountain climbing as well as river tours and adventurous trips.
A rural view of an entrance into an old house in Hòa Vang district. The suburban area still preserves dozens of old house. VNS Photo Công Thành
These villages, just an hour from the city, will act as unique tourism attractions after beach and nature vacation sites in Mỹ Khê, Sơn Trà Nature reserve and Bà Nà Hills. — VNS