Hanoi Marks Upcoming Holiday with Extensive Cultural Activities

Visitors to the city will have the opportunity to take part in a range of cultural and leisure activities during the upcoming holiday.


Many exciting activities are planned for the 5-day holiday celebrating Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1) in Hanoi. From cultural performances to unique culinary experiences, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There will be parades featuring traditional Vietnamese music, colorful costumes, and even a fireworks display. Visitors can also explore the city’s many historical sites, such as the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and the Temple of Literature. Foodies can sample the city’s famous street food, such as pho and bun cha, or visit some of the local restaurants for a more extravagant dining experience. For those looking for some outdoor fun, there are plenty of parks and lakes to explore. No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time in Hanoi.

One of the highlights of this summer is the Aloha Summer event, which will take place from April 29th to May 3rd at Bao Son Paradise Park in Hoai Duc District. This event will transport guests to a miniature Polynesian cultural paradise, with crystal blue waters and joyful music from the South Pacific. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and experience the culture of the islands!

The park will feature a plethora of vibrant miniatures, including tiki statues, rolling islands, and rooftops steeped in local culture. Immerse yourself in a captivating world of color and culture, all within the park grounds!

 Joyful dance at Aloha Summer will attract tourists to Bao Son Paradise Park. Photo courtesy of the park

It is open daily from 8am to 6pm with a variety of attractions and entertainment, including the Flying Cinema, Aquarium, Safari, VR Game Park, Kids Town, Outdoor and Indoor Game Complex, Film Studio, Hanoi Old Quarter Replica, and Handicraft Village.

The gastronomic and accommodation systems have been dramatically improved to accommodate the influx of tourists visiting today. From exquisite restaurants serving some of the most delicious cuisines in the world to luxurious hotels and resorts offering the utmost in comfort and relaxation, there is something to please every traveler.

Exciting activities await visitors of all ages, including swimming, fishing, boating, and more.

On this momentous occasion, Bao Son Paradise Park will proudly open its doors to its brand-new attractions: Happy Farm and Castaway Lagoon Water Park. With a variety of activities available for both young and old, everyone can have a thrilling time, such as swimming, fishing, boating, and plenty of other exciting options. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to make lasting memories and enjoy a great day out at the park!

At Hanoi Zoo, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of the “Talking with Zoo Animals” program. There are two sessions available, with the first one on April 30th to learn more about the habits and characteristics of peacocks, and the second one on May 1st to explore the white-cheeked black gibbons. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most fascinating creatures!

At the Museum of Ethnology, two exciting programs await visitors on April 29 and 30. On the first day, behold the traditional art of water puppetry and learn about Korean culture through traditional hanbok costumes and savory cuisine. On the second day, guests will be able to explore and appreciate the unique culture of the Korean people. Make sure to add this event to your calendar!

 Tourists will have a chance to try Korean food and costume. Photo: Phuong Thao/The Hanoi Times

Some of the most popular suburban areas of Hanoi, including Giong Temple Relic and Bat Trang Pottery Village, offer visitors the chance to explore traditional villages and even create their own ceramic wares. Immerse yourself in the culture and experience a bit of history while crafting your own pottery piece. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you’re sure to find something to suit your interests in these two unique spots.

The event is also a great opportunity to explore the culture of the local ethnic groups.

The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay Town, Hanoi, will host the Lao Cai Colors program from April 29 to May 3, featuring a variety of cultural activities of ethnic groups from the northern province of Lao Cai. Visitors can savor unique delicacies such as thang co (a type of stewed horse meat and offal), men men (a type of steamed minced corn), corn liquor, and grilled pork. Attendees will also be able to gain a deeper understanding of the culture of the local ethnic groups. This event is the perfect opportunity to explore the culture of the northern province of Lao Cai.

Tran Trung Hieu, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Tourism, stated that his department has been concentrating on enhancing the quality of tourist products and destinations associated with historical monuments and craft villages.

“We have been actively promoting the development of MICE tourism in destinations that offer resort and golf tourism advantages. Moreover, we are also pushing the capital’s new tourist destinations and products across domestic and international media channels,” Hieu announced.

Earlier, the Hanoi Department of Tourism urged enterprises, organizations, and individuals involved in tourism to bolster their efforts in preventing and controlling Covid-19 during the holiday period.

In 2023, Hanoi hopes to welcome a staggering 22 million visitors, including 3 million international guests. It is anticipated to bring in an impressive VND77 trillion (equivalent to US$3.3 billion) in revenue.

 Tours to historical relics and craft villages in Hanoi are promoted. Photo courtesy of Bao Son Paradise Park