The organising committee of The Ký Ức Hội An show present gifts to the one millionth visitor at the Gami Theme Park in Hội An city. — Photos courtesy Impression Theme Park
HỘI AN — The Ký Ức Hội An (Hội An Memories) – a 60-minute show on the 400-year history and development of Hội An during the Đại Việt (Great Việt) State in 15th-18th century – welcomed their one-millionth visitor on Saturday.
A tourist from Belgium was the lucky winner. He was presented with gifts on the open-air stage in the middle of the Thu Bồn River in the ancient city of Hội An. Two other Vietnamese visitors – the one millionth and one place and the 999,999th in the show’s booking system – also received gifts from the organising committee on Saturday night.
Artists perform in the Ký Ức Hội An (Hội An Memories) at Gami Theme Park in Hội An city.
“I felt so happy to get an honour as the one millionth audience member of the show. I was so impressed with the city and people. They are so friendly and hospitable, and nice food,” Amraia Witsel, the millionth visitor said.
“I would return to the city on my next visit.”
An overview of the Hội An Memories show.
Hội An Memories – which had been shown for 500 nights since its debut in 2018, features 500 artists and has been seen as an amazing entertainment destination at night in the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site after lantern night in the old quarter and the Middle Autumn Full moon festival.
A performance from the Hội An Memories show.
The five-part show features the daily life activities of Hội An people including silk trade, ceramic production, art of folk performance, a busy trading and a culture cross of Japanese, Chinese and European through busy visit of merchant ships at Hội An ancient trading port during the 14th century.
The show was recognised as the leading historical spectacle at the Best Hotels-Resorts Awards by Wanderlust Tips in South Korea in July of 2019.
Artists demonstrate dances with bamboo at the Hội An Memories show.
The show was chosen to be on at Times Square, New York in the US in March of 2019.
According to statistics from the city, 1.7 million tourists, of which 1.4 million foreigners, have stayed in Hội An during three quarters this year. — VNS