Hanoi’s downtown district of Hoan Kiem on May 20 launched its tourism website at different addresses of http://hoankiem360.vn , http://hoankiem360.com , http://hoankiem360.com.vn and http://hoankiem.net.vn , aiming to promote its tourism potential and attract more tourists to the locality.
Within series of Exhibition ‘Hanoi Architects with Hanoi’, the exhibition and awarding ceremony for ‘Public space design contest for an exciting Hanoi’ will be organized in two days ( February 2-3) at Phung Hung street by UN-Habitat, in association with Ha Noi Architect Association and Center of Live and Learn for Environment and Community.
Although Hanoi citizens have been requested to collect and destroy red ear turtles, known to be the most dangerous invasive species in the world, visitors saw vast numbers of this species at Hoan Kiem Lake which is a sanctuary of the legendary turtle. The old turtle is now being menaced by the red ear turtle.
Ha Noi officially started a 1,000-day countdown on a large digital clock overseeing Hoan Kiem Lake at midnight yesterday, thus kicking off celebrations leading up to its 1,000th birthday in 2010, when the capital hopes to be listed as a UNESCO heritage site.