Southeast Asia’s biggest drone light show to mark start of Year of Dragon in Hanoi

The show, titled Resplendent Thang Long, will tell the history of Hanoi through light and music over 11 performances.

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The show 'Rực Rỡ Thăng Long' (Resplendent Thăng Long) is slated to be performed in Hồ Tây area on the night of February 9, 2024. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANISER/VIET NAM NEWS

February 6, 2024

HANOI – A drone light show expected to set a Southeast Asian record is scheduled to take place by the side of Hồ Tây (West Lake) in Hà Nội on the eve of the Year of the Dragon on February 9.

The show, with the participation of 2,024 drones, will be organised by the People’s Committee of Tây Hồ District, the Việt Nam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam), and the Việt Nam Public Bank (PVcomBank) in celebration of the New Year, the district’s Party Committee said.

The show ‘Rực Rỡ Thăng Long’ (Resplendent Thăng Long), with 11 performances, tell the history of Hà Nội through light and music.

It will officially take place at the Văn Cao T-junction by the side of West Lake at 11:30pm on February 9, the last day of the Cat. The audience can gather on Nguyễn Đình Thi and Trích Sài streets to enjoy the performance.

Shortly after that, high-altitude fireworks will be set off nearby from 0am to 0:15am on February 10, the first day of the Year of the Dragon.

People can watch the light show early at its final rehearsal at 9pm on February 7.

The event is set to feature the biggest number of drones for such a performance in Southeast Asia, to be accompanied with exclusively composed music and screens for live broadcasting installed around West Lake, promising an unprecedentedly spectacular show for locals and visitors on the threshold of the Year of the Dragon, according to organisers.

The aerial part of the performance is about 400m high from the surface of the lake, while the stage takes up an area of 4.5ha, and the show can be viewed from most places around the lake, especially the high-rise buildings.

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