Get Ready for Hanoi 2024: Mind-Blowing Exhibitions and Captivating Performances

The mesmerizing light display of 300 drones stole the show at a captivating artistic event called "Scents of West Lake". This event showcased a range of exceptional artistic performances that left the audience in awe on the evening of March 9th in Hanoi.


The “Get on Hanoi 2024” program began on March 9, featuring nearly 50 cultural and tourism events on Trinh Cong Son pedestrian street in Tay Ho District.

Nguyen Van Phong (4th from right), Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Nguyen Manh Quyen (3rd right), Deputy Chairman of the city People’s Committee, at the event on March 9. Photo: Le Nam/The Hanoi Times

The evening of March 9 in Hanoi showcased the performance entitled ‘Scents of West Lake’, which included 300 drones and various artistic performances.

On March 10, the program continues with exhibitions, artistic performances, and a ceremony where the Hanoi People’s Committee officially recognizes the Nhat Tan Tourism Area, Nhat Tan Ward, Tay Ho District, as a city-level tourist attraction.

Nhat Tan Ward is renowned for its cherry blossom cultivation, scenic West Lake, and attractions like Tao Sach Pagoda, Water Park, Flower Valley, Hong River Stone Beach, and Creative Cultural Space (Trinh Cong Son Street).

Nhat Tan Tourist Area is part of the famous tourist destinations in Tay Ho District, which includes Tran Quoc Pagoda, Tay Ho Palace, and Dong Co Temple, along with unique festivals and traditional craft villages like Phu Thuong practicing sticky rice village, Quang An with scented tea with lotus, and Tu Lien with ornamental kumquat cultivation.

The public enjoyed a special art program featuring 300 drones. Photo: Le Nam/The Hanoi Times

Dang Huong Giang, the Director of the Hanoi Department of Tourism, stated that in 2024, tourism in Hanoi will focus on cultural values and heritage related to tourism. The goal is to build the image of Hanoi as a civilized, sophisticated, modern city, a “city for peace,” and a “creative city”.

The city will create distinctive and attractive tourism products based on existing advantages while also developing new products linked to the strengths of each local area, such as domestic waterway tourism along the Red River, West Lake, and Dong Mo Lake, and the development of agricultural and rural tourism combined with sports tourism.

In 2024, Hanoi’s tourism industry aims to attract over 27 million visitors, a 9.2% increase from 2023, including 5.5 million international tourists. The total tourism revenue is expected to reach VND109.4 trillion ($4.4 billion), a 17.1% increase from 2023.