The two presidents participated in the “Happy Tet 2024” program to celebrate the lunar New Year festival 2024 (Tet) in Vietnam. The program took place at the Central Sector of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

During the program, President Thuong introduced President Marcos Jr. to the customs and practices of Vietnamese people during the Tet holiday. They also enjoyed special art performances that promote Vietnamese culture with a national identity.

The two presidents visited the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, which is a complex of historical vestiges associated with the history of Hanoi. This architectural structure was built by different dynasties during various historical periods and is considered one of the most important landmarks in Vietnam.

In 2010, the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site by the World Heritage Committee.

The two presidents also visited Kinh Thien Palace, the central area of the Imperial Citadel, which was of great significance. It was the place where the court held important rituals, welcomed foreign emissaries, and discussed affairs of state.

To conclude the tour, President Vo Van Thuong and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. posed for a group photo at the Dragon Courtyard within the Kinh Thien Palace.