The Gongs culture of Tay Nguyen, a unique and attractive culture

Published:  08:19 Tuesday - June 26, 2012 Over the years, gongs have become a typical cultural characteristic, unique and attractive of the Central Highlands. In 2005, the Space of Gong Culture in Vietnams Central Highlands was officially recognized as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The Gongs culture space of Tay Nguyen spreads through Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong province and it belongs to ethnic minorities living aroud these area, such as: Bana, XeDan, M’nong, Co Ho, Ro Mam, E De, Gia Rai… Gongs have a strong attachment to people who live in Tay Nguyen. It’s the voice of people’s spirit which express their happiness and sorrow.

The Gongs origined from an ancient tradition. Basically, it’s believed to be “the descendant” of rock instrument. Ancient people found some kind of rock instrument before the age of Bronze. At first, gongs were used to celebrate new crops and were the communication mean with super nature. The gong’s sound is trill, profound but strong and moving either. It sounds like combining with the sound of flowing stream and the sound of soul. Thus, it’s long live with Tay Nguyen land. Gongs are used in every event of Tay Nguyen’s people.

Tay Nguyen people believe that there are always Gods hidden inside every gongs. The older the gong is, the stronger the God is. Gongs also represent for wealthiest and power. A gong used to be worth 2 elephants or 20 bulls. On festivals, the scene in which many people dancing around fire with gongs make Tay Nguyen charming and fanciful. Hence, gongs donate into many magnanimous literature and poems of Tay Nguyen people.

Source: http://sayvietnam.com

Hue Royal Court Music -the last vestige of Vietnamese Court Music.

Hue Royal Court Music -the last vestige of Vietnamese Court Music.

Nha nhac, the court music of Hue, is an orthodox musical form which was considered the national music of the...
Quan Ho Singing, a unique subculture of Vietnam people

Quan Ho Singing, a unique subculture of Vietnam people

Quan Ho is the folk songs of the northern plains, our economic center in the North (Bac Ninh ).
 Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

The Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long -- Hanoi, located in the heart of the capital of...
Exploring the natural beauty of Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park

Exploring the natural beauty of Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, located to the north of the majestic Truong Son range in central Quang Binh province,...
Hoi An old town, ancient style - oriented architect

Hoi An old town, ancient style - oriented architect

Hoi An old town with colorful lanterned nights, with cristinely old plain houses and special mysterious cultural elements, and with...
My Son Temple

My Son Temple

My Son is perhaps the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina, but a large majority of its architecture was destroyed...
Ha Long Bay- the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam

Ha Long Bay- the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. Ha...
Ho Dynasty Citadel - a cultural heritage, a sustainable permanence

Ho Dynasty Citadel - a cultural heritage, a sustainable permanence

The Ho Dynasty Citadel which is located in Vinh Long and Vinh Tien communes of Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa...
We appreciate your comments. Should you have any feedback or thoughts on how to improve VIETNAMTOURISM.ORG.VN , please contact us at: info@vietnamtourism.org.vn
Việt nam tourism Chuyên cung cấp website du lịch và dich vụ tour du lịch VIETNAMTOURISM.ORG.VN Xếp hạng 9.5/10 4999 Bình chọn