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|A new daily tour from Hanoi to the northern province of Phu Tho, the land of the mythical Hung Kings, was recently launched|
Joining the tour, visitors will be taken to visit Hung Temple relic site, Hung Kings Museum, Hung Lo Ancient Village and Lai Len Temple.
Tourists will enjoy the local traditional Xoan singing which has been added to UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity in December last year along with famous specialties at local markets.
Xoan singing will be performed between 2 pm and 4 pm at Hung Lo Communal House every day and at Lai Len Temple on weekends. But, the performances will take place between 8 am and 4 pm daily at these two places during the festival, which is slated to take place between April 20 and 25 this year.
Nguyen Dac Thuy, director of Phu Tho Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the tour is aimed to diversify local tourism products for the purpose to turn Viet Tri into the city of festivals.
Thuy added that the department will try to offer the most favourable conditions for the operation of the tour through tightened control over environmental hygiene, cultural space as well as tourism service quality. The department will also discuss local artists to arrange the Xoan singing performances to serve visitors.
In the coming time, the province will pay more attention to promoting Xoan singing so that travellers can understand more about its cultural value.
The Hung Kings Festival is held annually from the eighth to the eleventh day of the third lunar month in honour of the legendary founders of the nation.
The main festival day has been a public holiday in Vietnam since 2007.
This year’s the Hung Kings Festival will be hosted by Phu Tho Province with help from four other provinces, including the northern province of Thai Nguyen, the central province of Quang Nam and the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Kien Giang.