Products from Zeng textile villages in A Luoi district. (Source: dulichhue.com.vn)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien Hue sees tourism as an important tool to preserve and develop handicraft villages in its villages’ development plan to 2020 with a vision to 2030.

From now to 2020, the plan aims to develop 10 handicraft villages and make them tourist destinations.

Those villages are the Hue bronze moulding village in Hue city, the Phuoc Tich ceramic village and the My Xuyen wooden-carving village in Phong Dien district, the Thanh Thuy conical hat village in Huong Thuy town, the My Lam conical hat village in Phu Vang district, the two Zeng textile villages in A Luoi districts, the Bao La bamboo weaving village in Quang Dien district, the Sinh folk painting village, and the Thanh Tien paper flower village in Phu Vang district.

Thua Thien-Hue has 92 handicraft villages, of which 42 are traditional handicraft ones with a long history.

Phan Ngoc Tho, Standing Vice Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee, said it is important to revive handicraft villages along with developing tourism and brands.

The move is part of the province’s efforts toward the goal of attracting over five million visitors by 2020, and over seven million by 2030, making it one of the leading tourism destinations of the nation and in the region.-VNA