Travellers looking for a different way to celebrate New Year should take Vietnam Airlines new non-stop service from London to Hanoi, and enjoy the unique cultural experience of a visit to the Hanoi Flower Festival.
The annual festival will open on 30th December with a "bamboo flower parade", and events and activities will continue in Hanoi's historic old town, and around the city centre, until 2nd January.
The theme of this year's festival will be Vietnam's Floral Heritage, linking national flower, the lotus, with traditional music, performance, and the county's burgeoning list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Ha Long Bay, the temples at My Son and Hanoi's Old Town itself. Displays of model flowers, performances on the "Flower Stage", ornamental plant exhibits at Ly Thai To flower garden, and a special exhibition of Lilies are promised to be among the highlights.
Vietnam Airlines distinctive blue livery features a stylised golden lotus flower, which, matched by impeccable inflight service, will provide a perfect introduction to the heritage and hospitality awaiting visitors to its home city.
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