Ha Long Carnival attracts crowds hinh anh 1A performance at 2016 Ha Long Carnival (Source: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The 2016 Ha Long Carnival art performance, themed “Convergence and Pervasiveness”, took place in Ha Long city of northern Quang Ninh province on April 30.

Around 1,600 artists, including those from the Philippines and Ukraine, participated in the event, which was no longer just a dynamic street parade like previous years.

A high-range firework display also made a strong impression on visitors.

First organised in 2007, the annual festival has delivered different and fresh experiences to visitors each year. It has become a unique tourism trademark of the locality.

The carnival was the highlight of the 10-day Ha Long-Quang Ninh tourism week. Nearly 40 cultural, sport and tourism events will be held during the week, including a pageant contest, a photo exhibition, a summer music festival and a beach volleyball tournament.

Quang Ninh is home to Ha Long Bay, which was twice recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and 2000.

On the same day, art performances were also organised to promote tourism in Cua Lo and Do Son beaches – two tourist attractions in the central province of Nghe An and the northern city of Hai Phong, respectively.-VNA