Ba Trao singing - a unique new tourism product in Hoi An

Tuesday, september 25, 2018 09:12

(QNO) - Ba Trao is a popular kind of folk music in the central coastal region from Quang Nam - Da Nang to Binh Thuan. It has so far been exploited as a new tourism product in the Cam Thanh nipa forest (Hoi An city, Quang Nam province), replacing the old ones that are unfriendly towards environment.

Singing Ba Trao on the boat
Singing Ba Trao on the boat.

Taking part in the visiting tour to the Cam Thanh nipa forest, visitors have chances to enjoy the performance of Ba Trao singing and to be taught to sing Ba Trao. Therefore, tourists are rather excited and interested in this unique new tourism product. Australian visitors (Don Peters and Gay Peters) are an example. It is the second time they have visited Vietnam. They went to Hoi An and felt very eager for experiencing the tour visiting the Cam Thanh nipa forest; then they were surprised at the way to catch fish in the river, and at the programme of learning to sing Ba Trao.

Tourists learning to sing Ba Trao.
Tourists learning to sing Ba Trao.

Tourists are very fond of the costumes for Ba Trao singers, the song lyrics, its melody and rhythm. Ba Trao singing is really a special tourism product that can’t be found anywhere in the world.

Ba Trao singing is one of the typical cultural features in central coastal region. Turning it to a tourism product is considered as a great effort that some travel agents have been making.

Practising Ba Trao singing
Practising Ba Trao singing

Through Ba Trao singing, tourists can know more about the local cultural and spiritual lives. At the same time, it is one of the ways to preserve this unique type of art.

A performance of Ba Trao singing.
A performance of Ba Trao singing.

According to CEO of Jack Tran Tours Co. Lt. Tran Van Khoa, Ba Trao singing is really attractive to visitors, especially foreigners. This product will be expanded in the coming time. In addition, the company will build some tours of spiritual culture such as Thanksgiving to Sea Goddess in order to introduce the culture of the coastal region to tourists.
 

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