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Festival introduces amazing Thailand to Hanoians

by NDO23 December 2018 Last updated at 23:46 PM

A traditional Thai dance at the festival (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)
A traditional Thai dance at the festival (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

VTV.vn - The first-ever Amazing Thailand Festival kicked off at the pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hanoi on December 22, by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

The two-day festival introduces every aspect of Thailand to Hanoians, from the combat sport of muay Thai, and traditional puppetry arts of Hun Lakhon Lek to delectable Thai cuisine, folk arts, and the finest products.

Visitors at the event can also join a lucky draw to win full-package tours to Thailand, airline tickets and many other prizes.

Addressing the event, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, described 2018 as a lucky year for Thailand’s tourism as the country has welcomed 1 million Vietnamese visitors during the year, saying that it was an encouraging sign reflecting the close cooperation and development between the two countries.

He expressed his hope that the number of Vietnamese tourists travelling to Thailand in 2019 would see an increase of 10% in comparison to this year.

For his part, Deputy Director General of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Ha Van Sieu, highly appreciated the tourism promotional activities hosted by Thailand in Vietnam, which has attracted great interest from local residents.

He also expressed his belief in the robust bilateral development, particular in tourism links, making Thailand and Vietnam the most favourite destination of citizens from each country.

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