The Hanoi Grand Souvenir Fair 2023 is open at the Ho Van Historic Site in Hanoi, serving as an effective platform for promoting Vietnamese cultural and souvenir products to domestic and foreign visitors.
The fair, run until September 17, features 100 booths from businesses, rural industrial units and artisans, and an exhibition area with innovative designs to showcase and sell pottery, lacquerware, mother-of-pearl inlay, embroidery, silk, woven bamboo, wooden items, among other handicraft and fine art souvenirs, as well as some of the capital's One Commune One Product (OCOP) products.
The fair is expected to welcome thousands of domestic and international tourists and business visitors.
Hanoi is home to more than 1,350 craft villages, with about 176,000 households engaged in various trades, accounting for 45% of the total number of craft villages in the country, according to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade.
These villages practice handicrafts, woodworking, bamboo weaving, pottery, glass, textiles, fibers, embroidery, knitting, and small-scale engineering.
According to the municipal department, these handicraft villages produce items that are diverse in types, beautiful in design, and of good quality. Some of them have a competitive edge in the domestic and international markets. The handicraft sector plays an important role in the capital's economic development and export.
The previous Hanoi Great Souvenirs Fair was held at the periphery of the My Dinh National Stadium Square, with 10,000 typical handicraft products showcased.