Artisans perform their skills at the festival (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA)
– The Hanoi traditional trade village tourism festival 2016 kicked off at the city’s Thang Long Royal Citadel on September 29.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said that traditional trade villages of the city are rich tourism sources which need to be promoted.

The festival is an opportunity for the city to develop this attractive tourism, he added.

This year’s event features nearly 250 booths from traditional handicraft villages and enterprises, tourism departments, cultural, sports and tourism departments of provinces, cities and travel companies in the northern region

The festival includes the city’s famous traditional trade villages such as Van Phuc silk, Bat Trang pottery, Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo weaving, Ha Thai lacquerware, Dinh Cong silver inlay, Quat Dong embroidery and Ngu Xa bronze casting. 

Several activities will be introduced to spectators at the event, including water puppet shows, calligraphy, ca tru (ceremonial song), performances tug of war, and human chess, among others.

Organised by the municipal Department of Tourism, the event runs until October 2.-VNA