|Tourists visit Bạch Mã Temple in Hà Nội Old Quarter, a part of the tour History of Việt Nam – Discovering of the Earth. — Photo cinet.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — New tours highlighting the remarkable museums, theatres and relics in the capital will be launched by the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
The VNAT co-operated with travel agents to organise pilot tours to connect tourists with some attractions of the capital on January 18 and 19.
The activity aims to realise the direction of Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện on plans to organise high-quality art programmes and build cultural products to serve tourists, according to Nguyễn Đạo Dũng, vice chairman of the Travel Department (under the VNAT).
Following the direction, the VNAT co-ordinated with the Việt Nam National Museum of History, the Việt Nam Fine Arts Museum, the Việt Nam National Puppetry Theatre, the Centre for Research, Preservation and Promotion of Vietnamese Traditional Culture and travel enterprises to build tours to connect museums and theatres with tourism products.
Tours entitled “History of Việt Nam – Discovering of the Earth”, "History of Việt Nam - Dawn on the Rivers", "Vietnamese Fine Arts - Treasures in Hà Nội" and "Việt Nam Countryside - a View" have been carried out.
“We want to bring more visitors to these places to give them a panoramic view of the culture and history of Việt Nam in general and Hà Nội in particular,” said Dũng.
“Now foreign tourists to Hà Nội have more options to visit.” — VNS