Hanoi will develop six key tourism clusters around different features in and near the capital, according to the Hanoi Tourism Plan to 2020, with a vision to 2030 that was approved by the Hanoi Municipal People’s Council last week.
The tourism cluster in the city centre is focused on cultural and historical sight-seeing, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Museum and Relic Complex inside the Presidential Palace, as well as the One-pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, the 36 ancient streets of the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake and surrounding areas.
The three other clusters, Son Tay – Ba Vi, Huong Son – Quan Son, and Soc Temple – Dong Quan Lake, will be developed for ecological, spiritual and leisure tourism.
The Son Tay – Ba Vi cluster features resorts in Ba Vi mountain, Suoi Hai Lake, and the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Minorities, Culture and Tourism, as well as ancient Duong Lam village and Va Temple. The Huong Son – Quan Son cluster includes the Huong (Perfume) Pagoda and Quan Son Lake.
Hanoi will also focus on the Soc Temple – Dong Quan Lake and Van Tri – Co Loa tourism clusters in the north. The city plans to develop a variety of services for eco-farms, luxury sports areas and facilities for relaxing weekend getaways.
The capital will promote traditional craft villages in the Ha Dong tourism cluster featuring popular Van Phuc silk, bamboo and rattan products from Phu Vinh village, wood furniture from Van Diem and the pearl inlay work of Chuyen My.
In addition to these six clusters, Hanoi will invest in developing two tourism belts along Hong (Red) and Day rivers, focusing on a number of spiritual and ecological attractions.