Illustrative photo (Source: langvietonline.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A host of activities designed for children and young people are scheduled to take place throughout August at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.

The village is located in Dong Mo, about 45km from Hanoi’s centre.

A highlight of the month is the 20th traditional wrestling championships for youths. It is expected to draw 120 athletes competing across 14 weight levels.

A tour that is sure to bring back childhood memories for visitors will be organised, featuring handwriting and painting contests, folk games, and hands-on experience in ethnic traditional activities like making pottery or cooking.

During the month, a painting contest, titled “Central Highlands in my mind”, for children aged between 6 and 15 will take place, with its awards ceremony slated for the first day of September.

Visitors will also be treated to puppetry performances and a course on life skills and teamwork will be on offer for children at the village’s Khmer pagoda complex.

In the first six months of 2018, the village served 328,000 tourists, meeting 60 percent of its target set for 2018.

Of the total, 55,300 visitors used the tour guide service and 30,000 rented accommodation and food services.

During the period, 120 travel agencies chose the village as a destination for their customers.-VNA