Culture tours designed to attract tourists to Hanoi hinh anh 1The Temple of Literature is a famous tourist destination in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Hanoi’s culture has been the main inspiration for tour operators to develop services to lure more visitors to the capital city, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

“Hop on Hop off” bus service designed by Hanoitourist travel company aims to offer tourists a new and more convenient way to explore Hanoi’s tourist attractions. The bus route connects the Literature of Temple and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum with other renowned sites around the capital like Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Hoa Lo Prison, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Quan Thanh Temple, West Lake, Thang Long Royal Citadel and the Hanoi Opera House.

Foreign visitors are impressed with Vietnamtourism Hanoi’s free walking tour to discover the beauty of the Hanoi Old Quarter and Thang Long craft village.

Meanwhile, Vietravel Hanoi Company launched five free walking tours for foreign tourists and Vietnamese outside Hanoi to explore local morning routine, the West Lake area, northern folk art and weekend activities.

Joining APT Travel Company’s tour “Hanoi Feelings”, tourists will have a chance to experience the capital’s tangible and intangible values like religious works; ancient houses, streets and villages; traditional arts and quintessence of Hanoi’s cuisine.

Travel agencies in Hanoi have joined hands with other localities to develop tours connecting Vietnamese ancient capitals like Phuong Hoang Trung in Nghe An province, Ho citadel in Thanh Hoa province, Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh province, Hung Kings Temple in Phu Tho province and Thang Long citadel in Hanoi.

Besides, Hanoi will continue its efforts to improve tourism quality and choose strategic investors for its key tourism development projects in the West Lake, two banks of Red River, Nhat Tan-Noi Bai area and Ba Vi-Suoi Hai national tourism site. Preservation of traditional craft villages like Bat Trang pottery village and Van Phuc silk village will be made in companion with tourism development.

As a regional and global attractive destination, Hanoi eyes to welcome 25.4 million tourists, including 5.5 million foreigners, this year.-VNA