The first ever lighting show of boat parade, themed “Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City” held at Saigon Harbour on September 9 night, greatly impressed tourist officials and travel agents from regional countries who are in the city for the 10th International Travel Expo (ITE).

Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism hosted the event with the aim of highlighting the city’s river tourism.

Boats were lit with different displays featuring Ho Chi Minh City’s most popular destinations such as Nha Rong Habour, Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Opera House.

A big floating state was erected on the Sai Gon River for artistic performances and modern laser lighting shows.

Addressing at the event, Nguyen Thi Hong, Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, said the city wants to make river tours a major feature in its tourism sector.
The show is part of activities to celebrate a decade of the International Travel Expo (ITE) in Ho Chi Minh City.-VNA