|Guests visit the gardens of 20 notable Vietnamese figures. Photo courtesy of baotintuc.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội now offers a one-of-a-kind journey that will take guests back in time to the heyday of Vietnamese literature in the ancient and medieval eras.
The tour takes place at the Việt Nam Literature Museum, which covers an area of around 3,000sq.m and features displays of more than 3,454 artefacts representing the quintessence of Vietnamese literature.
Visitors who take part in the tour will have the opportunity to visit the gardens of 20 notable Vietnamese figures, carry the Tâm-Tài symbol to the Temple of Vietnamese Literature, and experience the Vietnamese literary space.
The literary tour also takes guests through the spaces of poet Nguyễn Du and the Kiều story, critical realist literature, President Hồ Chí Minh and his best poems, Cricket's adventure diary, poet-playwright Lưu Quang Vũ and Xuân Quỳnh's literary career.
|A visitor in a part of the Vietnamese literary space that depicts an ancient literature class. Photo courtesy of baotintuc.vn|
Nguyễn Thị Thu Huệ, Director of the Việt Nam Literature Museum, stated that the museum houses special and valuable relics, works, and stories from many generations of outstanding Vietnamese writers and cultural personalities.
Huệ also stated that the museum's operations team is eager to communicate that cultural and intellectual worth to the general population.
She has high hopes that the museum will become a go-to destination not only for those who have a passion for literature but also for everyone and every family.
Phùng Quang Thắng, Chairman of Vietnam S.T.I.D, a co-organiser of the literary tour, said that while each guest has unique literary interests, they all care deeply about protecting the country's cultural heritage.
Taking a literary tour, he explained, would make it possible for people of all ages to simply have access to and learn about important cultural characteristics and other topics.
Thắng wishes that the young people who attend the tour would develop a deeper appreciation for literature.
The Việt Nam Literature Museum can be found in the Tây Hồ neighbourhood of Hà Nội, at 275 Âu Cơ Street in Quảng An Ward. The three-story museum honours and showcases the works of prominent Vietnamese writers.
The literary tour takes place every Saturday and Sunday and lasts for a total of 90 minutes. The price of entry for adult is currently VNĐ150,000 (US$6.3). VNS