Series of events from Hue to Thang Long-Hanoi
Update: Jun 01, 2010
A display of 1,000 kites and a carnival will take place in the ancient imperial city of Hue at the start of a series on events in different locations all the way up the country from central Hue City to Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, to mark the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

As well as the 1,000 kites, a procession of 1,000 women wearing traditional dresses with traditional Vietnamese designs and patterns will also take place. This not only acknowledges Hue but also highlights the close links and similar culture that Thang Long-Hanoi and Hue share, according to Nguyen Duy Hien, Director of Hue’s Festival Centre.

The kite display can be seen on Truong Tien Bridge in Hue from June 5-13.

It will be followed by a pageant of 1,000 kites and 1,000 traditional dresses in President Ho Chi Minh’s native village of Sen in Nghe An Province on July 7.

The pageant will also take place in the ancient imperial capital city of Hoa Lu in northern Ninh Binh Province.

The kites and traditional dresses can be seen for the last time on Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi.