Oct 30, 2019 / 16:50

Two more craft villages in Phu Xuyen recognized as places of tourist interest

The Hanoitimes - Several villages in Phu Xuyen district with a long tradition of practicing traditional crafts and talented craftsmen would be appealing to tourists.

Two more craft villages in Phu Xuyen have recently been recognized as places of tourist interest by the Hanoi government.
 
A man  Shell inlaying is a long-standing craft of Chuyen My village. Photo: Hanoilocaltour. 
 
Accordingly, the village of Chuyen My, which is famous for its craft of shell inlaying, and the sewing village of Van Tu have formally become craft villages. Of the 1,300 villages specializing in some kinds of crafts in Hanoi, so far more than 300 have received the recognition as craft villages. 

All the trades in Chuyen My village have to do with shell, including inlaying, lacquering and processing,  among others, while the people in Van Tu village have been famous for making suits for almost a hundred years.

Several villages in Phu Xuyen district with a long tradition of practicing traditional crafts and talented craftsmen would be very attractive to tourists. However, this potential has been left untapped since these villages have not been recognized as craft villages and, therefore appear nowhere on the tourist map and guide book.

As a result, the recognition will help promote tourism potential and the handicraft products of the villages as well as Phu Xuyen district. 

According to the city government, annual gross revenue earned from traditional craft and other trades of Hanoi rural villages has amounted to VND20 trillion (US$862 million).