This year’s carnaval will include an opening ceremony, fireworks, art performances on stage and dynamic live street performances that promise to offer visitors an eventful festival atmosphere.
Most notably, the street display themed ‘Ha Long Smile’ will feature nearly ten carriages decorated with flowers, art performance and the participation of over 50 misses and models and more than 2,000 extras.
They sang, danced and paraded on erected stages and along the 1,000m-long Hoang Quoc Viet Road on the theme “Convergence of quintessence – Spread of smiles”.
Visitors could watch 10 carriages of flowers and exciting performances by popular singers and art troupes at home and abroad.
Twelve businesses have pledged to sponsor the event with a total of nearly 10 billion VND (476,000 USD), Vice Chairman of the Ha Long City People’s Committee Tran Trong Trung told a press conference in Ha Noi earlier the same day.
Many street activities are also being held. Dinh Anh Dung is the general director of Ha Long’s carnival: “Preparations have nearly been completed. The program has two parts: the first one is convergence of quintessence and the second one is the carnival. I hope that the program will manage to convey the message that Quang Ninh province wants to send to visitors”.
The event is expected to attract tourists to the world heritage site Ha Long Bay and other local cultural heritage.