More than 400 pavilions will be set up to present tourism programmes, culinary culture and products of traditional craft villages of Hanoi and Red River Delta provinces during a festival in the capital city from October 9–12.

At the event, visitors will be given a chance to observe artisans at work and try their hands in making handicrafts.

Several forms of folk culture like water puppetry, calligraphy and “ca tru” singing will also be introduced at the festival along with tours around craft villages in Hanoi .

Apart from these activities, the Hanoi People’s Committee will hold a discussion on measures to advance craft village tourism in Hanoi with the participation of scientists, authorities, artisans, travel agencies and international organisations.

As part of the 2013 National Tourism Year of the Red River Delta–Hai Phong, the event aims to honour, conserve and develop traditional craft villages, helping promote tourism in the region.-VNA