Saturday, March 6, 2010

Da Nang to host fireworks contest

Place: HCM CITY — The central city of Da Nang,
Photo: Supplied by VNA/VNS Photo Cong Dien
Details: HCM CITY — The central city of Da Nang expects hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the spectacular pyrotechnics that will be on display at the International Fireworks Competition on March 27-28.

Organisers plan to issue 25,000 tickets for the contest at VND200,000 each, a representative of the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told a road show titled Aán tuong du lich Da Nang 2010 (Impressive Da Nang Tourism 2010) in HCM City on Thursday.

Titled Huyen thoai song Han (Legend of Han River) this year, the third annual competition has attracted one team each from Portugal, the US, Japan, France, and Viet Nam.

The event has also been designated as one of the seven major cultural events to celebrate the 1,000th founding anniversary of Ha Noi in October.

The competition will also feature a parade of flower floats, a Vietnamese craft village festival, a kite-flying competition, an exhibition of embroidered pictures, a photo exhibition on international fireworks, and an exhibition named "Da Nang 2010 – a New Stage."

Last year's competition attracted 60,000 visitors to the city. — VNS


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