AN GIANG – More than 160 fish rafts on the Chau Doc River section, more than 1 km long, are painted in bright colors to attract tourists.
The project to colorize the raft fishing village in the Chau Doc River confluence area is implemented by the Trade and Investment Promotion Center of An Giang province to create a new highlight for typical tourism products of the Mekong Delta region. . 161 fish cages stretching over 1 km are covered in colors in the order of red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple. The location of the raft fishing village is on the tour route to learn and experience the river life and culture of the An Giang Cham community.
The rafting village is located on Chau Doc River, a branch of Hau River, in Da Phuoc town, An Phu district, bordering Chau Doc city. Raising freshwater fish in cages is a traditional profession, a characteristic of the Mekong River watershed. Visitors can visit the rafting village by boat and experience life on fish rafts.
The project implementation site is next to Con Tien bridge, so visitors can easily see it when crossing the bridge. At night, colored lights create a shimmering raft village reflecting in the water.
Chau Doc is about 200 km from Ho Chi Minh City, one of two cities in An Giang. In addition to rafting villages, Da Phuoc town is also famous for Cham villages along Highway 91C and Hau River. There are two famous cathedrals here, Ehsan and Sunnah, with unique architecture, places for religious activities of the Cham ethnic community.
Cham village in Da Phuoc welcomes about 3,000 visitors per month on average. Currently, the village has two boat wharves serving tourism. In the village, brocade weaving looms are displayed, and there are souvenir shops with traditional products of local people.
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