Biggest tourist site opened in Hà Nội
10:10 | 12/01/2009
VGP – On the debut of the Bảo Sơn Paradise Park, the biggest entertainment and tourist site in North Việt Nam, the Bảo Sơn Investment, Construction and Tourism Group kick-started a campaign to collect 2 million signatures for the 3rd ASIAN Indoor Games (AIG 3) and launched the lantern festival in Hà Nội.

Bảo Sơn Paradise Park is the biggest entertainment and tourist site in North Việt Nam

Stretching out over 20 hectares, the Bảo Sơn Paradise Park, invested with US $50 million in total,  is a reserve of Hà Nội’s ancient architecture, displaying Vietnamese hand-made products, art performances, and gastronomic art.

Particularly, there is an ancient quarter with 20 houses in traditional styles and activities to portray daily life of Hanoians in late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Placed in the background of the Red River Delta countryside, the craft village space introduces know-how of 15 Vietnamese famous traditional handicrafts, such as Phù Lãng pottery making, Vạn Phúc silk weaving, brocade knitting of Thái and Mường ethnic minorities. Some products are available for visitors to buy.

Some lanterns used in the festival

Lantern festival to celebrate Lunar New Year

The festival will last for over five weeks (January 10 to February 17), displaying 35 lanterns with Vietnamese and Chinese well-known legends, such as the Tortoise God Revoking the Celestial Sword (Hoàn Kiếm Lake), the Dragons Descending to Create the Bay of Wonders (Hạ Long Bay), and the Golden Carps Crossing the Three-layer Gates to Transform into Dragons.

There will have Vietnamese folk games and traditional festivals, such as martial arts performances and human chess.

Two million signatures in favor of AIG 3

The logo of  the 3rd ASIAN Indoor Games

On this occasion, the Bảo Sơn Investment, Construction and Tourism Group and the Việt Nam Sports Journal jointly launch a campaign to collect 2 million signatures for AIG 3 which is the biggest sports event hosted by Việt Nam from October 30 to November 8 in Hà Nội.

The campaign is supposed to set a record in the continental sports games.

The campaign began on January 10 and will conclude on August 15. Voters can sign blanks of newspapers or access to website www.thethaovietnam.com.vn.

Upon the launching event, the campaign will be disseminated nationwide to provide people with better insight in AIG’s significance.

By Kim Loan

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