“Les sourires du Vietnam” (Smiles of Vietnam), aired on France 5 on Saturday, is now available on YouTube, though with no English subtitle.
A documentary about Vietnam was aired on a French national network last week, promoting Hoi An and the Mekong Delta as well as local people’s smiles.
The documentary takes viewers on a journey from Hue, the country’s former citadel, all the way down south.
It is made with support from the Vietnam embassy and the Vietnam Cultural Center in France, featuring various aspects of the country from life on the rivers in the Mekong Delta to the hustling city atmosphere, the country’s religious culture and its magnificent tourism charms.
Vietnam’s tourism authorities said this documentary with high artistic value would help promote Vietnamese tourism successfully, urging Vietnamese agencies abroad to make good use of it.
Vietnam attracted around 112,300 French visitors during the first five months this year, a 13 percent increase from a year ago, thanks to a visa policy that allows the tourists to stay in Vietnam for 15 days without a visa.