On March 1st, a group of lecturers at An Giang University, led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang - Rector of An Giang University, visited and conducted a survey on Cham Islam cultural values in An Phu district and Tan Chau town, An Giang province, serving the purpose of tourism development.
The team visited the architectural characteristics of the Cham Nhon Hoi mosque (Nhon Hoi commune, An Phu district); Da Phuoc mosque (Da Phuoc commune, An Phu district) and Masjid Jamiul Azhar mosque (Chau Phong commune, Tan Chau town). Besides, they also conducted a survey on the characteristics of Búng Bình Thiên (Binh Thien Lake), building the plans to take advantage of the tourism values of this largest natural lake in the Mekong Delta region. The team also visited the traditional weaving villages and the production of “tung lò mò” - one of the most famous specialties of the Cham people in An Giang.
It is known that, after the survey, the team will design a model of the Cham Islam An Giang cultural tourism. This is also one of the sections in the provincial project "Research, preserve and promote Cham cultural values in tourism development in An Giang province" by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang, the head of the project.
Truong Chi Hung
Translated by Le Do Thai