Ha Long Carnival 2015 kicks off
Update: May 11, 2015
The annual Ha Long Carnival 2015 kicked off in the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 8, featuring over 2,700 professional and amateur artists.

They sang, danced and paraded on erected stages and along the 1,000m-long Hoang Quoc Viet Road on the theme “Convergence of quintessence – Spread of smiles”.

Visitors could watch 10 carriages of flowers and exciting performances by popular singers and art troupes at home and abroad.

Twelve businesses have pledged to sponsor the event with a total of nearly 10 billion VND (476,000 USD), Vice Chairman of the Ha Long City People’s Committee Tran Trong Trung told a press conference in Ha Noi earlier the same day.

The event is expected to attract tourists to the world heritage site Ha Long Bay and other local cultural heritage.