Seventeen museums and relic sites in Hanoi have signed a memorandum of understanding on intensifying dissemination work to lure more visitors. The initiative aims to maximise each unit’s strength.

Currently, Vietnam has nearly 130 museums and more than 40,000 relic sites, of which nine have been recognized as world heritage by UNESCO. They are special tourism resources of the country. However, the number of visitors to museums and relic sites, except for popular ones such as Ho Chi Minh Museum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature in Hanoi, has not met potential.

The signing of the memorandum of understanding on intensifying dissemination work between 17 museums and relic sites are expected to help them to lure more visitors and maximise each unit’s strength.

In many countries, museums and relic sites are popular among tourists, because they can learn more about history, culture and traditions of locals.

The initiative is expected to make Vietnamese museums and relic sites more popular among foreign and domestic visitors./.