Vietnam Festivals & Events

Within 3 days from 11th to 13th April, 2014, there will have a Ha Long “Sakura” festival 2014. This is the second time that “Sakura” festival is held in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam.


A Japanese culture in Ha Long


This festival is organized by Ha Long City People’s Committee and Japan’s Wanokai International Culture Organization, together with many Japan and Vietnam’s units, organizations.



According to The Organizer, the festival’s main activities include: Opening ceremony and Vietnam –Japan Art Exchange Performance; Cherry blossom display and exhibition; Artwork exhibition about Japan culture and some heritage destination introduction. Moreover, there are almost 40 booths to introduce tourism products, culinary, souvenirs, ornamental creatures, specialties of Quang Ninh province and some areas of Japan.



There are also many activities such as Seminar about promoting the cooperation and tourism investment between Ha Long city and Japan; Japan’s cultural and art performances; creating some tours visiting around Quang Ninh province for Japanese delegations.



The Organizer said that they have prepared all infrastructures to welcome guests and hold the “Sakura” festival in Ha Long Park up to this point. The units are in hurry building necessary stages, sound and light systems.

This is the second time that “Sakura” festival is held in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province, in order to push the cultural exchange, friendship and cooperation between Quang Ninh province and locals, organizations, units of Japan; introduce the image of “Sakura” – national flower and Japan culture to the people of Quang Ninh province.



The Organizing Committee hope that with this festival, Ha Long can be introduced its images, potential, strength and culture to the Japanese, especially the strengthening in investment promotion with the Japanese investors.



Ha Long “Sakura” festival 2014 is expected to open at 20:00 on April 11th at Ha Long Park (Ha Long city). This is also a huge culture activity in Ha Long Tourism Week’s activity chains.


On 18th April – 20th April, 2014, Truong Tien Bridge (a symbol of Hue city) will be “burned” by the light and fire installation art. This is the most free magnificent art show of this year…


Truong Tien Bridge - A Night of colors


Truong Tien Bridge – A Night of colors


The show is accompanied with the fire installation performance of the famous artist group “Carabosse” from France. The fire installation art is mainly based on the space design and conditions of the night show, so it requires a clear research and calculate as detail as possible for the best visual and aound affections for the show. At present, the ticket of art show at Hue Festival 2014 is announced by organizer from 100.000VND to 2.000.000VND/ticket (the palace and dinner party show).


Hue Festival 2014


Some images of previous Hue Festival

According to the organizer board of Hue Festival 2014, there are 68 art groups from 38 countries stating to participate, which include 17 Asian countries, 10 European countries, 8 American countries, 2 African countries and 1 Australia. To domestic units, accompany with art units of Thua Thien Hue, there will be performances of 14 art groups, music bands, free-lance artists of other provinces and cities.


Colorful light system


The illustration image – Colorful light system

Two years ago, at Hue Festival 2012, the Carabosse “burns” the capital by fire art for the first time at Ky Dai, Ngo Mon square, Hien Nhon gate and Doan Thi Diem Street. Thousands of colorful fire lights, trains, fire balls, fire wires and the “THO” (meaning AGES) letters in fire that make Hue to have a unique night space, deep in colorful and remind of the golden past in the Nguyen Emperor’s palace with the lights of candles and torches.


Another image of Hue festival


Another image of Hue festival

Truong Tien Bridge (also called as Trang Tien brigde) includes 6 steel simply-supported beams in comb flange and aperture between each simply-supported beam 67 meters. Bridge range is 6 meters designed according to Gothic structure crossing over Huong River. The North of the bridge is belong to Phu Hoa ward and south of the bridge is in Phu Hoi ward, in the middle of Hue city.