A traditional local market is being organized from February 9 to 11 to celebrate Tet at Furama Resort Danang in the central city of Da Nang.

With a countryside style featuring bamboo plants, thatched cottages, sedge mats, copper trays, lanterns, and firecrackers, the market takes visitors on a unique journey back to traditional festive Tet holidays from days of yore.

Visitors can enjoy banh chung (a traditional glutinous cake and Tet specialty) and other dishes from the north to the south of the country, such as Hanoi’s bun thang (vermicelli noodle soup with chicken, pork and egg), Hue’s bun bo (vermicelli noodle and beef soup), and Ho Chi Minh City’s spring rolls, for just VND30,000 ($1.3).

Together with cuisine stalls is an entertainment area to enjoy Vietnamese tea, lion dances, bai choi folk singing (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), magic shows, fortune telling, and festive music. Visitors can 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.

Furama Resort Danang is part of the Ariyana Tourism Complex, including the resort, Furama Villas, the new Ariyana Beach Resort & Suites, with more than 1,000 apartments, and the Ariyana Convention Center, where a week-long series of APEC meetings and related events were held last November. 

Renowned as the best culinary beach resort in Vietnam and overlooking one of the six most gorgeous beaches in the world, Furama Resort Danang comprises 198 resort rooms and 56 two- to four-bedroom pool villas, featuring tasteful décor and designed in a traditional Vietnamese style with a touch of French colonial architecture and Champa artefacts.

The resort was the winner in the Luxury Ocean View Resort category and the Luxury Wedding Destination category at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards, for its prime location and excellent services.