|Foreign delegates plant trees at Trung Temple on Saturday. — VNS Photo Hồ Hạ|
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 300 representatives of embassies, NGOs, travel companies and foreign organisations have joined a ‘Spring Trip of Friendship’ to Ba Vì District, on the outskirts of Hà Nội.
The progamme was hosted on Saturday by Hà Nội Department of Tourism and the Việt Nam Union of Friendship Organisation to boost ties between Việt Nam and foreign organisations.
Diplomats and foreign officers had a chance to visit Trung Temple on Ba Vì Mountain where Tản Viên God of Mountain, one among the Four Immortals of Việt Nam, is worshipped.
Deputy Head of Mission Maciej Duszynski of the Polish Embassy in Hà Nội arrived in Việt Nam a week ago, so everything is new for him.
“I think the trip is a good chance for diplomats and foreigners working in Việt Nam to understand more about the local culture and strengthen the friendship with the local people,” he said.
“Ba Vì Mountain is an important and holy place in Vietnamese people’s spiritual life so it’s good to see the site. The Trung Temple is also a beautiful architecture.”
Phùng Quang Thắng, vice chairman of the Việt Nam Society of Travel Agents, said the trip was a good initiative to enhance mutual understanding between Việt Nam and foreign partners.
“I expect that the programme will be held more regularly to promote tourism and culture of Việt Nam to expats.” — VNS