(BGO) – With precious cultural heritage, the Party, authority and competent agencies at all levels in Bac Giang province have paid due attention to preserving and promoting the heritage in associated with tourism development.
The Project “Preserving and promoting cultural heritage of ethnic groups in Bac Giang province in 2021 – 2030 period” of the provincial People’s Committee (Project) prioritizes to preserve heritage recognized by UNESCO together with special national historical and cultural relic sites and those in the list of national intangible cultural heritage.
Many travel agencies take visitors to Vinh Nghiem pagoda in Yen Dung district.
The culture sport and tourism sector has joined hands with the districts and city to effectively implement the Project.
For recent year, Bac Giang Cheo Theater has organized various courses to teach the young artists the way to perform Then, Quan ho (love duet) folk song and Tinh instrument, helping satisfy audience’s demand of art entertainment. The Theater also cooperates with educational sector to train students on such art forms.
Luc Ngan district has more than 30 ethnic folk singing clubs which regularly operate and participate in contests launched by the district and the province. Many open singing courses in ethnic language to the students.
Currently, the province has nearly 150 Quan ho, Ca tru, Chau van and ethnic folk singing clubs with regular operation among nearly 2,000 members. 15 intangible cultural heritage in Bac Giang were included in the list of national intangible cultural heritage while 43 artisans are recognized as “The People’s Artist” and the “Meritorious Artist”.
Local artisans makes a significant contribution to preserving and teaching heritage in the community. Cultural heritages honored by UNESCO such as Quan Ho, the Vietnamese people's practice of worshiping the Mother of God, and the Then practice of the Tay, Nung and Thai people in Vietnam are well preserved by the authorities and competent agencies.
Annually, the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism cooperates with some districts and city to organize Van singing festival, Quan ho singing festival and ethnic folk singing festival.
A scene in “Hai giot nuoc” (Two drops of water) performed by artists at Bac Giang Cheo Theater.
In addition to preserving and promoting the intangible cultural heritage, many key relic sites have been restored in associated with tourism development. So far, 5 relic sites and clusters in the province have been honored by Prime Minister as special national relic sites, including Safe Zone II Hiep Hoa (Hiep Hoa district), Vinh Nghiem pagoda (Yen Dung district), Bo Da pagoda (Viet Yen district), Xuong Giang Victory site (Bac Giang city), Yen The Uprising Complex (Yen The district). Besides, the province housed more than 100 national and over 600 provincial relic sites.
From different sources, Bac Giang has invested dozens of billion VND in restoring and preserving relic sites while strictly cooperating with Quang Ninh and Hai Duong provinces to build and complete document for Yen Tu – Vinh Nghiem – Con Son, Kiep Bac landscape and relic complex to submit to UNESCO for world heritage recognition.
Thanks to due attention and good implementation, several heritages have been preserved and revived to promote the value and diversify the spiritual life for people at all strata. It also helped create signature tourism products that attract visitors and develop local socio-economy.