Cultural preservation and tourism development of the Cai Rang floating market
Nhân Dân online - “What to do to preserve the Cai Rang floating market” is the topic of a conference held on October 15 in the town of Cân Tho (in the South) by the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
One of the solutions most discussed by most managers and researchers is to harmonize the interests of the parties: "Small traders - farmers - tourists - the State" in the strategy of cultural conservation and tourism development of the Cai Rang floating market.
The Cai Rang floating market is the one of the highlights of tourism in the city of Cân Tho (in the Mekong Delta). n 2016 the Cai Rang floating market was officially recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a national intangible cultural heritage. Most of the tourists in Cân Tho visit this unique floating market.
According to culture researcher Nham Hung, the Cai Rang floating market contains unique cultural values, reflecting the lifestyles and typical methods of buying, selling and trading products of people in the Mekong Delta and the town of Cân Tho in particular.
The Cai Rang floating market contains unique cultural values. Photo: VNA.
Sharing the same point of view, the director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyên Khanh Tùng said that since 2016 the city has implemented many synchronous solutions to support traders in the Cai Rang floating market. , stabilize their means of subsistence, by increasing their income.
In addition, the city is looking for models of reconstruction of the cry, popular songs of traders on the river, reproduction of the song of amateurs on commercial boats. The recreation of the shout and song of amateurs must be true to the original quality of the floating market of yesteryear, in harmony with the market scene of today.
Cai Rang District People's Committee Vice Chairman Vuong Công Khanh pointed out that the district has taken many drastic measures to improve the quality of services at the Cai Rang floating market, such as the construction of floating merchandise counters. on the river, public toilets on the river, public price displays…
Cai Rang Floating Market is one of the few floating markets in Vietnam which still maintains relatively lively commercial activities and where the buying and selling of agricultural products is done, it is also a unique tourism product of Cân Tho. It helps to create a flagship destination, attracting investment in tourist areas, tourist places, tourist accommodation establishments and entertainment services.