The Mekong River Delta has an interlacing river system and fat land. However, 300 years ago, this place is still wild land region, many ethnic groups such as Kinh, Khmer, Champa come here to make a fresh start. Therefore, the culture here is very wealthy, diverse and has its specific. In process stabilizing life, trade villages were formed. We will take a look at some famous ones.
1. Go Cong Altar Cabinet Village in Tien Giang
Go Cong Altar Cabinet Village is located in Ong Non Hamlet, Tan Trung Commune, Go Cong Town, Tien Giang Province, 40 km from My Tho City to the east. In time, the cabinets have still been preserved traditional characters. They have been made from khaya wood and encrusted with mother-of-pearl, which makes them flickering and mysterious. Every part of the cabinets has been connected to each other with wooden nails.
2. Vung Thom Pia Cake Village in Soc Trang
Vung Thom Pia Cake Village is located in My Tam commune, My Tu Distrist, Soc Trang Province, Vietnam. The Village has existed for hundreds of years here. At present, it has 47 companies and big establishments producing Pia cakes. Over the years, the cakes are improved to appropriate for the taste of Vietnamese people. They are made from the plentiful material resources. The cakes in Vung Thom now have a special taste with an aroma of durian fruit, the greasy and buttery flavor of salted duck eggs and steamed green beans and Indian taroes. Vung Thom Pia Cakes is a specialty of Soc Trang Province.
3. Dinh yen Mat Village in Dong Thap
Dinh yen Mat Village is located about 33 km away from Sa Dec City, Dong Thap Province. It has existed for nearly 100 years. It is now an attractive tourist address. The village lies along the bank of poetic Hau River. In spite of the passage of time and industrial development, the mat village has still stood stably. The main material to make mats is sedge trees. The mat weaving craft is handed down to younger generations in the village. At present, about 7o% of households still specialize in weaving sedge mats.
4. Van Giao Brocade Village in An Giang
Van Giao Brocade Village is located in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province, Vietnam. Van Giao brocade symbolizes the beauty and rich cultural character of Khmer ethnic people. Van Giao brocade has multiform style, harmonious color, and fine pattern because weavers combined traditional method and modern technique. The specific dyeing technique of Van Giao Village is using natural dyes. It makes cloth shining, smooth and fast.
For brocade shawls, Khmer people usually weave 3 layers of cotton fibers with 3 different colors. If looking straight, you will see blue. If looking from the left side, you will see orange. If looking from the right side, you will see red. For brocade picture or table-cover, the weaving technique is more difficult because the patterns usually base on fairy tales.
5. Tan Quy Dong Flower Village in Dong Thap
Tan Quy Dong Flower Village also called Tan Quy Dong Garden or Sa Dec Flower Village is in Tan Quy Dong Commune, some kilometers from the center of Sa Dec City to the north. Through the years, Tan Quy Dong flower village remains the character of that flower beds are straight and grown on high frames. Coming to Tan Quy Dong Flower village, you can find a forest of flowers with all colors and fragrances possible. Especially, this place takes pride in its 50 types of roses such as Black Baccarat Rose, Cleopatra Rose, Elizabeth Rose, Mascara Rose, etc. Above, we have just introduced to you 5 the most famous traditional trade villages in the Mekong River Delta. If you would like to understand these trade villages more, Read each text talking about a village at this website.
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