SEA Games 31: Hanoi's district launches green tourism programme hinh anh 1Electric buggies carry tourists to visit destinations in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district on May 12 debuted
electric bus tours to cater for visitors to the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31).

Aiming to introduce cultural, historical and
architectural values around the district, the tours have three different
routes.

The first spans 7km and crosses 28 streets of
commerce, craft and food, with popular stops including Dong Xuan market, Bach
Ma temple and Ba Kieu temple.

The second route showcases both the Old Quarter and
French features, passing through the streets of Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang
Duong, Ngo Gach, Lo Ren, Ly Thuong Kiet, Le Thanh Tong and Trang Tien, among
others.

The third route covers streets boasting many
French architectural features such as Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thai To, Trang Tien,
Tong Dan, Ly Thai To and Le Thanh Tong.

The tours cost 35,000 VND (1.52 USD) per person per route, with a 20
percent SEA Games discount applied throughout May.

Vice Chairman of the Hoan Kiem People’s
Committee Nguyen Anh Quan said the district has prepared a series of events,
including the tours, to welcome the biennial tournament./.