In celebration of the Lunar New Year (Year of the Rat), Furama Resort Danang held the Tet Village Market from January 17th, 18th, 19th 2020 (falling on December 23rd – 24th – 25th according to Lunar Calendar).
Guests were sent off into a journey where ancient Tet came to life with a typical view of rural area; namely a snapshot of Vietnamese rice-culture, bamboo plants, thatched cottage, sedge mats, copper trays, lanterns, firecrackers, etc.
Vietnamese traditional cuisines for Lunar New Year were introduced to guests including glutinous cakes, jams, tea, etc. as well as a variety of specialties including Hanoi “Bun thang” noodles soup, Hai Phong spring rolls, Danang chicken rice, “Cao lau” noodle soup, etc. just from VND 40,000/ dish.
Together with cuisine stalls was an entertainment area to enjoy lion dances, Bai Choi folk singing – a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, magic shows, calligraphy writing, folk games and festive music. Guests also had a chance to learn how to make Banh Chung and Banh Tet as well as shop for Vietnamese handicrafts such as silk lanterns, bamboo flutes, and souvenirs from Hoi An, among others.
The Tet village market has been held annually at Furama Resort Danang since 2010 to restore traditional culture in modern life and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Furama hopes to provide tourists with a glimpse of Vietnamese village culture and create a warm atmosphere for families to gather together before the Tet holidays, according to Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh, Deputy General Director of Furama Resort Danang.