Parade of floats as prelude to Ha Long Carnival night

Friday, 2018-04-27 11:06:26
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NDO - A march of 12 flower floats wound its way through the major streets of Ha Long on the night of April 26, creating a festive atmosphere before the Ha Long Carnival night takes place two days later.

The first group of floats featured local spiritual culture with the image of Yen Tu Peak, a holy land of Vietnamese Buddhism.

Meanwhile the accompanying vibrant dragon dances and marching sedan chairs represented the traditional festivals of Quang Ninh province, where the Ha Long Carnival is held.

What came next were the floats showing off the culture of minority ethnic groups living in Quang Ninh province, which were complemented by displays of colourful ethnic garments and lively traditional dances.

The final series of floats carried the models of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO world heritage site, in all its splendour, with modern entertainment complexes lining the long beaches leading down to the clean and invigorating water.

The vehicles were also accompanied by exuberant contemporary dances by domestic and international artists wearing brilliant and elaborate costumes.

The Ha Long Carnival night is scheduled to take place on April 28 when the Quang Ninh National Tourism Year will be formally launched.