The recreated traditional marriage ceremony of the southern Vietnamese
people attracts many foreign tourists
The South of Vietnam is a spacious
area with rivers, streams and green fields, forming a unique cultural
feature of waterways. To explore some of the cultural features of the south
while relaxing in open and luxuriant places, tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh
City need only go as far as the Binh Quoi II Tourist Resort, five kilometres
away from the city centre.
Located on the banks of the Saigon
River, Binh Quoi II Tourist Resort is built with different areas offering a
variety of services, from food to entertainment, games, bungalows and stages
for cultural and art performances that are rich in Vietnamese identity.
One notable feature of the resort is
the dance and music performance, staging a “traditional marriage ceremony of
the South” in the customary style, in combination with a tour of the river.
This performance is staged with great care to replicate a traditional
marriage ceremony of the southern people, with the scenes from matchmaking,
proposing marriage to meeting the bride and bringing her home in boats on
The programme runs from 5:30 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. Guests will be picked up at the port of Bach Dang Wharf in the
city centre at 5:30 and taken on a tour of the Saigon River to Binh Quoi
Tourist Village II.
There, they ??? will have a meal and
enjoy the cultural performance from 7 p.m. The package price of the tour is
US $13 per guests.
This is the only tour offering this
performance to foreign guests in Ho Chi Minh City. The unique tour attracts
many tourists and leaves a unique impression.
There are also a group of
restaurants with a capacity for up to 1,000 guests in the resort along the
Saigon River bank. Besides European and Asian dishes, these restaurants also
serve specialties collected from many regions and areas around Vietnam,
such as snails stuffed with meat and ginger leaves, grilled chicken with
steamed glutinous rice, a five-coloured vegetable dish and fish hotpot.
The restaurants also offer several
buffet programmes with more than 60 kinds of seafood dishes. Guests may also
order special dishes for parties. Binh Quoi Tourist Village II has a total
of 43 bungalows sheltered in a quiet and green space that is hard to find in
the busy city centre. The village is equipped with a number of canoes, all
with lifesaving devices, and offers insurance to guests choosing to travel
on the Saigon to visit places such as Can Gio Ecotourism Site, Cu Chi
Tunnels, Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces. (SGT)
Reprinted with permission from Nhan Dan Newspaper