The event features over 1,000 artists and dancers wearing a range of colourful costumes, according to VOV. Photo: VOV
The carnival parade features six performance sections, expressing the theme of “Ha Long – the aspiration of flying dragons,” during which performers in winter festival costumes showed off their Ha Long samba dance moves. Photo: VOV
Organised by the Tuan Chau Group, the carnival aims to offer visitors a new experience in Ha Long and help diversify tourism products in the province during the off-peak season. Photo: VOV
One of the event’s highlights was an open stage with the World Natural Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay in the background where more than 100 cruise ships parading back and forth. In addition, the audiences were also thrilled by performances of helicopters, seaplanes and paragliders in the sky overhead. Photo: VOV
Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of performances which unveil the typical cultural and tourism attractions of the northeastern province. Photo: VOV
In addition, guests can sample some of the areas delicious cuisine whilst discovering interesting local tourism products whilst attending the carnival. Photo: VOV
Total visitors to Quang Ninh, a tourism magnet in Vietnam, this year are estimated at 8.8 million, down 37 per cent from 2019. Of these, some 536,000 were foreigners, a year-on-year decline of 90.7 per cent, said Vietnam News Agency. Photo: VOV
The province is looking to attract about 10 million visitors in 2021, according to the provincial Tourism Department. Photo: VOV
Nguyen Ngoc Son, Vice Chairman of Ha Long City said that “We plan to hold more such cultural events during winter to attract visitors. The Ha Long Winter Carnival will become an annual event.”
A bustling vibe overwhelms the carnival. Photo: VNA
“I’m so excited. I’m so proud of my homeland, which has been hosting many extravagant events,” Tran Thi Thuy Linh, a Ha Long resident was quoted by VOV as saying.
The winter carnival attracts an influx of tourists. Photo: VOV
Performers take to the street during the carnival parade. Photo: VNA
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