BANGKOK, 21 March 2011 (NNT)-Suthichai Veerakulsunthorn, a Bangkok City Councilor will propose a development plan for Bangkok and its surrounding areas to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to transform the city into a cultural attraction to compete with Hanoi of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
After visiting Hanoi, Mr. Suthichai said the tourism industry in Vietnam has grown quickly during the past 5 years. Vietnam has promoted its tourism sector through local traditions and cultures, a move which brings nostalgia among tourists.
Among Hanoi’s tourist attractions is Van Phuc, a village which dates back 1,200 years ago, members of this village continue to weave silk for a living. Visitors can also enjoy river views on a boat trip.