|Visitors at One-Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi|
The tour is co-organised by Hanoitourist Corporation, the Centre for Cultural and Scientific Activities at Van Mieu (the Temple of Literature)-Quoc Tu Giam (the first university of Vietnam), and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum.
Hotels involved in the tour include Thang Long Opera Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Hotel De L’opera, Hilton Opera Hanoi, Hoa Binh, Melia Hanoi, Movenpick, Mercure and Eastin Easy GTC Hanoi.
The tour will bring holiday-makers to Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake), Hoa Lo prison historical relic site, Quan Su Pagoda, Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam, Ba Dinh Square, One-Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, President Ho Chi Minh relic site at the Presidential Palace, Thang Long Royal Citadel and several museums.
A new tourism product was also introduced to the public the same day, aiming to explore Vietnam’s traditional fondness of learning through paintings displayed at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam and meetings with artisans and painters. Visitors will also learn how to make handicrafts at Dong Lac communal house at 38 Hang Dao street, Hanoi.
Ha Van Sieu, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, expressed his hope that the new tour and tourism product will provide the best services for visitors to Hanoi.
Hanoi welcomed almost 2.65 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2017, up 27.6 percent as compared to the same period last year.
The capital city earned almost 53 trillion VND (2.33 billion USD) from tourism services during the period.
Hanoi has recently been chosen among most attractive destinations in Asia and the world by the prestigious travel magazines and websites, including TripAdvisor.