Drone light show to be performed over Hạ Long Bay this summer

March 05, 2024 - 15:28
A drone light show will be performed over UNESCO-recognised Hạ Long Bay for the first time.
A drone light show with the participation of 2,024 drones took place by the side of Hồ Tây (West Lake) in Hà Nội on the eve of the Lunar New Year on February 9 to welcome the Year of the Dragon. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Hạ Long Carnival 2024 will be a highlight among 186 tourism promotion programmes and events to be held in the northern province of Quang Ninh this year, during which a drone light show will be performed over UNESCO-recognised Hạ Long Bay for the first time.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, the Hạ Long Carnival is slated for the National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day holidays at the Ocean Park in Bãi Cháy ward of Hạ Long city, bringing together thousands of domestic and foreign artists.

First held in 2007, the annual event, set to promote the values of the world natural heritage of Ha Long Bay, has offered a familiar and favourite venue to both local residents and tourists.

This year’s festival should promote the values of the Yên Tử - Vinh Nghiêm - Côn Sơn, Kiếp Bạc heritage complex, whose dossier has been submitted to UNESCO to seek the world heritage tittle, as well as the typical values of Quảng Ninh, the committee said.

The committee noted that there will be nearly 50 cultural, sport and tourism programmes and events at provincial, national and international levels in the province in the second quarter of this year.

Such activities are expected to help Quảng Ninh fulfill its yearly target of luring at least 17 million tourists, including 3 million international visitors, and earning VNĐ39.1 trillion (U$S1.5 billion) from the tourism sector.

Hạ Long Bay was recognised as the world natural heritage site by UNESCO twice, in 1994 for its globally outstanding aesthetic values and in 2000 for its geological - geomorphological values.

The recognised area covers 434 sq.km and consists of 775 limestone islets of all sizes – one of the core factors of the heritage’s values. — VNS