When it comes to seeing a city, a little bit of local knowledge goes a long way. And in Hà Nội, many students are taking visitors around the sights free of charge. They are part of the Hanoi Free Tour Guides initiative and are not just showing people around, but also making friends along the way.
Situated at the foot of an arc-shaped limestone mountain overlooking the plains of Sài Sơn Commune, the pagoda stands among picturesque villages in a mesmerising mountainous landscape akin to a realm of enchantment.
This year Yên Minh District has expanded the Fish Festival to a large scale, with a series of activities including a fish race, a competition catching fish by hand on the rice paddy fields, a fish roasting competition, and making sticky rice buns with fish dumplings.
Việt Nam welcomed 1.11 million international tourists in October, making the fourth consecutive month that the country has served more than 1 million foreign visitor, according to the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST).
The number of visitors to the northern province of Lao Cai in the first nine months of this year reached a record of more than six million, up 71 per cent over the same period last year, thanks to measures to stimulate tourism demand, together with improved service quality.
With its advantageous terrain and fertile soil from large rivers flowing through, Hà Nội not only excels in ecological and green agriculture but also possesses resources to develop agricultural tourism.