From now on, visitors to Hanoi will have a chance to experience an elegant hobby of Hanoians which is collection of antiques and handicrafts via an antique and handicraft market to be held every Sunday from November 3 at the Hanoi Museum on Pham Hung Road.
Opening from 9am to 4.30pm, the market will features about 40 stalls offering antiques and handicrafts from collectors and artisans around Hanoi and neighboring cities in Northern Vietnam such as Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Thanh Hoa and Ninh Binh.
According to Mr. Dao Phan Long, chairman of the host Thang Long Antique Collectors’ Association, the Hanoi Culture, Tourism and Sports Department had also encouraged travel agencies to bring tourists as part of city tour schedules.
“Though it is fairly far away from the centre, the museum offers large space for buying and selling,” he said.
Handicrafts offered for sales in the market include silk, lacquer wares, objects made of bone and horn as well as handmade objects from ethnic minority groups.
Coming to the market, visitors will have chance to enjoy an exciting show performed by a traditional band.
Mr. Long said, if the market succeeds, an auction sale will be organized each last Sunday of the month to sell the most valuable antiques. And the representatives from Dau Xua Company, specializing in identifying the dates and values of antiques, will be responsible for helping buyers needing help authenticating items.