Hangzhou, famous with its beautiful natural scenery, was awarded the best tourism city by the China National Tourism Administration.
The city boasts a complex of lakes, including the 6.5sq.km West Lake, one of China’s top ten renowned tourist attractions.
The 2,228 year-old city is also one of China’s seven ancient capitals.
The city’s tourism committee said it looks forward to Hanoi’s travel agents to promote Hangzhou’s images to Vietnamese tourists.
Travel agencies in Hanoi also spoke about their city’s tourism potential and asked Hangzhou travel agents to send more visitors to Vietnam’s capital, and other destinations in the country.
In 2009, Vietnam welcomed 500,000 visitors from China. The country plans to organise tourism promotion programmes in China in the coming time.