Thang Long Royal Citadel's Tet tourism success
Update: Feb 16, 2013
Hanoi's Thang Long Royal Citadel welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors - mostly foreign tourists - in the first six days of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Thang Long-Hanoi Relic Conservation Centre Director Nguyen Van Son explained the centre has organised various events since the beginning of the year to attract visitors during the nation's largest festival.

The Thang Long Royal Citadel's exhibition of more than 15,000 bonsai installation art pieces was a particularly popular highlight.

Artisans from over 20 cities and provinces also displayed their bonsai at the Citadel during Tet.

A newly excavated relic site within Thang Long Royal Citadel relic complex recently opened to public, along with an exhibition showcasing the world cultural heritages of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.