24/12/2009 | 18:33:00

New tour of historic sites in Thang Long-Hanoi

Domestic and foreign visitors will soon have the chance to learn more about Hanoi and its history by taking a “Thang Long-Hanoi city tour – a journey through history”, which has been designed in special celebration of the capital’s forthcoming millennium anniversary.

The tour will take visitors to destinations in Hanoi that have made a significant cultural, humanitarian, architectural or social contribution to the city during the country’s history.

The tour starts at the Royal citadel and then goes on to the old original house at No. 87 Ma May Street, Bach Ma temple - the eastern defender of the former Thang Long citadel, O Quan Chuong - the eastern gate of the citadel, Voi Phuc temple - the western defender of the citadel and Hanoi’s old quarter.

The city tour also will also take tourists to the statue of King Le, the Hanoi Opera House, My Dinh new urban area, the National Conventional Centre and Hanoi ’s Museum.

According to the Deputy Director of Hanoi’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mai Tien Dung, the tour will enable tourists to get a comprehensive look at Hanoi.

The Deputy Director of the Hanoitourist travel company, Tran Thanh Cong, said that the tour combines both ancient and modern sites and is highly rated by local travel firms as a tourist attraction. In addition, the tour will also help to attract investment in popular tourist spots included in the tour./.

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