Umbrella installation to debut in Da Nang
Update: Mar 20, 2017
The central city of Da Nang will host “Sunshine of March”, the first installation of umbrellas and paintings on umbrella, from March 24-26.

The municipal Event and Festival Organising Centre said artists from the city will use hundreds of colourful umbrellas to create a garden of trees and flowers at the East Side Park of the Rong (Dragon) Bridge on Tran Hung Dao Street from 8am till 9pm.

The umbrella installation debut will happen alongside a series regular art performances on weekend nights on the banks of the Han River.

Artists will also paint umbrellas at the park from 3pm to 6pm on March 25, and an exhibition of painted umbrellas will be held on March 26.

The centre plans to host the event regularly at the weekend (Friday to Sunday) of every month.

Outdoor night performances including street music, flamenco, traditional music, wood-wind instrument performance (clarinet and trumpet) and tuong (classic drama) have been held every weekend since 2014. After the performance, visitors can join an exchange with artists including trying on costumes and make-up done for tuong’s characters.

The city hosted 5.6 million tourists last year, of which 1.67 million were foreigners.

In 2016, Da Nang was named among the Top 10 Holiday Destinations in Asia by Smart Travel Asia - an online tourism magazine for Asia, and the city won an award for Asia’s Leading Festival and Event at the World Travel Awards ceremony for tourism.