HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Cuisine and Handicraft Villages Tourism Festival has opened to visitors in Lê Quang Đạo Street in Nam Từ Liêm District (opposite the F1 track) to entertain SEA Games visitors.
The event gathers hundreds of handicraft villages, artisans and food suppliers in the city and throughout the country.
The festival introduces the top dishes of the city and some neighbouring localities, typical handicraft villages, which offer tourism services, and demonstrations of traditional handicrafts.
|The event introduces the best dishes of the capital. — Photo Hoàng Lân|
Bamboo booths host cuisine spaces offering popular dishes such as rice pancakes, shrimp cakes, coffee, young rice cake, and tea scented with lotus from the West Lake.
Handicraft shops introduce notable villages like Vạn Phúc Silk Village, Bát Tràng Ceramic Village and Sơn Đồng Wood Craft Village, where visitors can listen to guides explaining the village production processes.
“This festival aims to advertise the images and destinations of Hà Nội’s tourism and introduce local cuisine to both domestic and foreign visitors,” said Nguyễn Thị Mai Anh, deputy director of Hà Nội Investment, Trade and Tourism Centre, at the opening ceremony on Friday night.
The event highlights the importance of cuisine and handicraft villages as tourism products to contribute to the local economy and preserve intangible heritage, she said.
Hà Nội has been considered a hub of delicious dishes, which represent the creativity and talent of local residents.
She said that the city had been voted as a city with alluring cuisine by various international travel magazines.
Hà Nội hosts more than 1,350 handicraft villages, many of which are popular destinations for tourists.
The festival will last until May 23, and is part of a series of activities to advertise the capital as a safe, friendly and attractive destination. — VNS