Hanoi museums seek to draw visitors hinh anh 1Part of the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Source: VNA)
Travellers to Hanoi should not miss opportunities to visit museums during their trip to explore the thousand-year-old capital city.

Popular museums in the capital include Vietnam National Museum of History, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Vietnam Military History Museum , and Vietnamese Women’s Museum.

The Vietnamese Women’s Museum, in particular, was ranked first among attractive tourism destinations in Hanoi in 2012, by the prestigious travel website TripAdvisor.

Resuming operation from October 2010 after several years of hiatus, the museum has found its own way to attract visitors.

Besides regular exhibits, thematic shows telling stories about the daily life of local women and gender issues are organized, creating vitality for its operation, said Deputy Director Nguyen Hai Van.

The museum also works closely with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Vietnam Tourism Association to connect with travel agencies with a view to studying tourists’ interests while promoting the museum’s activities.

On the side of tourism companies, museums are an integral part in their tours.

Vice Director of Du Lich Viet JSC Tran Anh Giang said Ho Chi Minh Museum and Vietnam National Museum of History have been the main feature in the company’s Hanoi tours for many years.

Meanwhile, Vice Director Ha Minh Phong of the Anh Duong International Travel & Trading Co.Ltd, said his company keeps good relations with many museums in Hanoi, particularly the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Vietnam Military History Museum, and Vietnam National Museum of History.

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Truong Minh Tien suggested Hanoi museums and tourism agencies forge their interactive links to attract visitors both at home and abroad.

Museums need to improve services while travel companies should help to promote the museums as destinations, he added.-VNA