Cover up to enjoy Vietnam’s heritage

HANOI, 9 May 2017: Hanoi Relic Site Management Board says visitors will be banned from entering heritage sites if they dress inappropriately.

Local media quoted the board head, Nguyen Thi Hoa, saying visitors who wear unsuitable, or scanty revealing clothes, will be refused entry at temples and heritage attractions.

“The move was in response to Hanoi People’s Committee supposedly voluntary code on public behaviour.”

Heritage sites around the country are cracking down on dress code in a bid to ensure tourism does not conflict with local traditions.

The Municipal Tourism Department expects this year Hanoi’s tourism sector will generate 23.39 million trips, including 4.08 million foreign visits, with an estimated revenue of USD2.89 billion.

The capital city welcomed 21.8 million visitors in 2016, including 4 million foreigners, earning USD2.72 billion, up 13% year on year.