Hanoi’s tourist festival scheduled for October

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The Thang Long-Hanoi International Tourism Festival will run from October 2-5 at the Bao Son Paradise Theme Park.

At a meeting with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on June 10, Vice Chair of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang said that the event is not only part of National Tourism Year but will also celebrate the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

A wide range of cultural activities and performances, including love duets, traditional opera and water puppetry will be showcased at the event.

The ministry will hold a 400-stand tourism fair which will include at least 35 overseas tourist companies from key markets such as China , Japan , South Africa , France and the US as well as several representatives from the Asian Network of Major Cities and the Council for the Promotion of Tourism in Asia .

Hang said that the festival provides an opportunity for Hanoi to promote itself to international friends, but stressed that the city’s tourist industry needs to prepare carefully for the event if it wants it to be a success.