Bac Giang unveils cultural tourism route linking with Hanoi

- Friday, 24/03/2023, 11:37

A cultural tourism route connecting Hanoi and the nearby province of Bac Giang was launched on March 16.

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Vinh Nghiem Temple, Bac Giang (Photo: Vietnam+)

(VNA) – The route was opened by the SGO Travel Services and Exploitation JSC and the information and tourism promotion centre of Bac Giang.

It features one-day and two-day-and-one-night tours in which visitors will depart Hanoi for cultural, historical and spiritual relic sites, beautiful landscapes, and craft villages in Yen The, Viet Yen, Luc Ngan, and Son Dong districts of Bac Giang.

The tours, available for both domestic and international tourists, are open every day from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Particularly, the “Hanoi - Tay Yen Tu” tour will offer an experience of the path of Buddhism propagation by King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong, founder of the Truc Lam Zen Buddhist sect, and his disciples over 700 years ago. Travellers will have a chance to gain an insight into a set of more than 3,000 Buddhist woodblocks listed by UNESCO as documentary heritage in the Memory of the World Programme for the Asia-Pacific region at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Yen Dung district.

Do Tuan Khoa, Deputy Director of the Bac Giang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the launch of the Hanoi - Bac Giang route was the first step to connect destinations between the two localities, adding that his province hopes relevant units will continue developing more high-quality travel products to boost local tourism development.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thuy