Ha Noi Ao Dai Week Welcoming APEC 2006

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hoan Kiem District in Ha Noi has just launched the Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional costume) week to welcome the APEC 2006 from November 11 to 19, aiming to introduce the elegant beauty of Ha Noi’s young women and the city itself to the international visitors.

Accordingly, young women of the youth union of Hoan Kiem District will wear Ao dai going to schools and offices during the APEC 2006 week.

Hoan Kiem is a central district with many famous historical sites and tourism destinations including Ha Noi's ancient streets, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple, deluxe hotels such as Melia, Sofitel Metropole and offices of the State, international organizations, diplomatic delegations.

The Ao dai week is a significant event honoring the beauty of the Vietnamese traditional costume and contributing to make up the Ha Noi’s central area to welcome the honored guests of the APEC summit.

On this occasion, the Hoan Kiem District Youth Union has launched the campaign “The youth acting for the green, clean and beautiful city” with practical activities including keeping the urban order, environmental sanitation and traffic safety, removing illegal posters, organizing cultural performances, sport competitions to publicize the APEC summit 2006.