JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Centennial wooden stilt house in Vietnam’s Cao Bang opens to tourists

Centennial wooden stilt house in Vietnam’s Cao Bang opens to tourists

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 16:32 GMT+7
Centennial wooden stilt house in Vietnam’s Cao Bang opens to tourists
The ancient stilt house in Cao Bang Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

The Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in Cao Bang Province, northern Vietnam on Wednesday opened a long-standing nine-room stilt house in Thach Anh District to tourists.

Deputy director of the department To Thi Trang said the house was built between 1899 and 1903 and originally featured just three rooms.  

It was 8.5 meters wide and 23 meters long and had a yin-yang tiled roof and wooden walls, she said, adding that the space under the house was used for storing agricultural equipment, a room for an altar, and the last two ones for privacy. It also featured an attic.

The house was expanded to 400 square meters with nine rooms in 1934. It included over 100 wooden pillars with 40 pillars being nine meters high each.  

There is no partition between the rooms, allowing for a large, mostly open space.

The house embodies the spirit of the Tay ethnic minority group.

The 400-square-meter stilt house of a Tay family in Cao Bang Province was opened to tourists. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

The 400-square-meter stilt house of a Tay family in Cao Bang Province is now open to tourists. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Opening the house to tourists is aimed at diversifying tourism products in Cao Bang Province, encourage locals to engage in tourism activities, and inspire travelers to explore local life.

It also aims to improve awareness for the preservation of heritage and the promotion of sustainable tourism.

Delegates cut the ribbon to open the stilt house to tourists. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Delegates cut the ribbon to open the stilt house to tourists. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Speaking at the opening ceremony for the house, vice-chairman of the Cao Bang Province administration Trinh Truong Huy requested that relevant units allocate capital and facilitate the house serving tourists.

He also urged travel companies to design tours that include the house and to prioritize it as a significant landmark in Cao Bang.

Like us on Facebook or  follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News - Vietnam News Agency

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Latest news