Promoting the value of Xoan singing heritage associated with tourism development in Phu Tho
Update: Jun 20, 2024
Since Xoan Singing was honored by UNESCO as a representative intangible cultural heritage of humanity, Phu Tho tourism associated with enjoying Xoan Singing has become an indispensable itinerary for every tourist group coming to the Ancestral Land. Through that association, Xoan singing becomes more and more vital and everlasting.

After 10 years of development, up to now the product “Xoan singing in ancient villages” has become an indispensable tourist destination in the tours of travel companies bringing visitors to the Fatherland. Every year, the original Xoan villages welcome and serve tens of thousands of visitors. The organization of performances and explanations is increasingly becoming more professional. The communal houses, temples, shrines - performance spaces of Xoan singing have been repaired and restored, creating favorable conditions for performance activities and serving tourists.

Currently, the product “Xoan singing in ancient villages” is of interest to many travel companies in building tours such as: Asia Experience Travel, Pandaw Vietnam, Vietrantour, Saigontourist, Newstar tour, Nam Thanh travel, Fivestar tour, Vinatour... Ms. Hoang Thanh Ha - tour guide of Pandaw Vietnam Company said: Through organizing tourist groups to Phu Tho, I realize that Xoan singing has a pervasive and strong appeal to tourists, especially foreign tourists. Therefore, our company is very interested in building tours associated with the Xoan Singing program.

To practically preserve and promote the value of Xoan Singing Heritage associated with community tourism, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has deployed it to the Tourism Associations of provinces and cities, especially the effective implementation of the expanded tourism development cooperation program in the eight Northwest provinces with Hanoi city, creating many attractive tourist links to attract tourists such as: “Journey to the origin” , “Linked Travel - Northwest Arc”, “Hanoi - Phu Tho Daily Tour”; International river travel program associated with “Cultural heritage - craft village experience tourism”...

Mr. Nguyen Dac Thuy - Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said: One of the key tasks of preserving and promoting the value of representative intangible cultural heritage of humanity, Phu Tho Xoan singing is to associate Xoan singing with tourism activities, attracting tourists. Accordingly, the province supports localities to build technical facilities to serve the display and provide information to tourists; Build a system of signposts and a number of propaganda publications. Support a number of on-site services such as: equipment, supplies, instructions and organization of experiential activities... ensuring to serve tourists at Lai Len temple relic.

Thu Huong

Phu Tho Newspaper - - June 18, 2024