“Bai Choi” singing in Hoi An, Quang Nam
Posted by Adsystem on 11th November 2015
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Bai Choi is a familiar playground of Hoi An people and the visitors. In the evening, people converge at the yard behind Hoai river bridge to enjoy the melody of this folk art.

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“Bai Choi” singing in Hoi An, Quang Nam – Hát Bài Chòi Hội An
Bai choi is the game of chess. Each game has 30 pawns with 30 different names which are divided into 10 kinds of wooden card.
Bai Choi is a familiar playground of Hoi An people and the visitors. In the evening, people converge at the yard behind Hoai river bridge to enjoy the melody of this folk art.

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Bai choi in Hoi An
Bai choi is the game of chess. Each game has 30 pawns with 30 different names which are divided into 10 kinds of wooden card. The players will choose to buy that wooden cards. The game starts when the cards are taken out by the referee. Each time of taking out the card, the referee will speak out the name of the card. The person has 3 cards which are spoken out is the winner. The prize for the winner is not at the high cost of money but it is a souvenir that help visitors always remember about Hoi An city.

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The wooden cards
No one knows exactly when Bai Choi appearance but it was held in Hue for 300 – 400 years ago on Tet holidays.
It’s not important that you win or lose when playing this game. The important thing is that you will be enjoyed the interesting melody from the referee.

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