Hanoi welcomes over 2 mln visitors during Tet

Published:  21:38 Monday - February 18, 2013

Hanoi welcomes over 2 mln visitors during Tet

The capital city of Hanoi has received 2.08 million tourists, including 60,000 foreigners, during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, an increase of 11 percent from the same period last year.

According to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, President Ho Chi Minh relic complex, Ngoc Son Temple, the Hanoi Old Quarter and the Museum of Ethnology were favourite destinations of tourists. 

To serve the locals and tourists during the festival, Hanoi has decorated its main streets and public places as well as organised a series of cultural and artistic activities. 

Travel agencies have built many attractive tours that focus on exploring the traditional culture of Hanoi during Tet.


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