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What To Do At Carnaval Ha Long Festival

January 16, 2024 - 1825 views

If Nha Trang is famous for the “Sea Festival", the ancient Hue capital is bustling with the "Balloon Festival", then Quang Ninh will welcome tourists with the explosion of the Carnaval Ha Long Festival. For many years, Carnaval Ha Long Festival has become the tourist brand of Quang Ninh Province and an indispensable "custom" in the coastal city of Halong. The goal of the Carnaval Ha Long festival is to celebrate the upcoming summer tourist season, contributing to the advertisement of the beautiful images of Halong Bay - the Heritage and natural wonder of the world.

History of Carnaval Ha Long Festival

Carnaval Ha Long

Carnaval Ha Long

Among the best festive things to do in Halong Bay, Carnaval Ha Long Festival is usually held at the end of April and early May every year, coinciding with the Reunification Holiday on April 30, also starting the vibrant summer tourist season in the coastal city of Ha Long. Carnaval Ha Long Festival street parade has become the rendezvous destination of Ha Long vacation and art lovers. The festival is also an occasion for the Vietnamese to celebrate the historic Reunification Day and commemorate those who have lost their lives for the peace of future generations.

Carnaval Ha Long Festival possesses a theme each year, conveying its own messages, with many changes so that tourists won’t be bored if they happen to visit Ha Long more than once. With the participation of hot dancers from Brazil, and Columbia along with hundreds of Vietnamese artists, indigenous cultural elements are increasingly displayed more clearly through music and dancing.

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Things to Do at Carnaval Ha Long Festival

The impressive parade of the artists will last 1km on the road along Bai Chay Beach, next to the Sun World Halong Park. Coming to the Carnaval Ha Long Festival, visitors will be immersed in the exciting activities of the festival, performing arts on the stage alongside the impressive parade, and down the streets in the lively melody.

In addition to the impressive parade that stirred up the space of the coastal city with foreign dancers, the festival continues to get more exciting with Vietnamese traditional art performances such as dragon dance, fire dance, drum dance, and fireworks show.

Sun World Halong Entertainment Complex

Sun World Halong Entertainment Complex

The appearance of flower cars inspired by the image of Ga Choi Islet, the famous landscape of Ha Long will capture the attention of the tourists. At the end of a 1 km long impressive parade, songs will be performed on the outdoor stage. Held right next to the newly renovated Bai Chay beach with fine white sand and clear blue water, visitors will have the opportunity to chill with the music and participate in exciting activities while watching the rows of coconut trees on the bay “swift” gently.

After two hours of enjoying the art program, visitors can experience the Halong Bay cruise tour. When the summer comes, the lush tropical trees on the evergreen islands of Ha Long Bay will steal any tourist’s heart. The most interesting thing is the image of the colorful boat tour sailing through the aisles to celebrate the festival. If you’re an adventure lover, it is recommended to take a boat tour and explore the Ha Long Bay World Heritage site.

Carnaval Show in Carnaval Halong

Dancing Show

In the festival program, the Carnaval Ha Long Festival boat tour will take you on a tour an excursion around the Bay, to visit the Sung Sot Cave - one of the most spectacular stalactites caves in the bay population. Stepping up the craggy stone steps, a splendid site will appear before your eyes. The cool air flowing from the dynamic ground will give the tourist a pleasant feeling. The ceiling of the caves in Ha Long Bay is relatively high with strange little indentations that will amaze even the most hard-to-please visitors.

Don’t forget to leave the Carnaval Ha Long Festival without pleasing yourself with the fresh seafood on the peaceful sea. There are various options for tourists to choose from. It can be blending in with the locals to try out the spectacular street food or booking a cruise tour to enjoy the fanciest and most romantic experience ever. For the first option, tourists can wander around every corner of the streets and satisfy their stomachs with a variety of seafood and local specialties. Some of the must-try dishes include Pancake with grilled chopped squid, fried Sipunculus, Horseshoe crab, and Ngán dish.

Firework And Lion Dance in Carnaval Halong

Firework And Lion Dance

In addition to the impressive parade program, there will also be many exciting activities within the framework of the Carnaval Ha Long Festival tourist week such as the summer - Ha Long art show "Wonders of wonders", thematic exhibitions, OCOP Summer Fair selling a variety of spectacular souvenirs.

April is among the most ideal months to visit Ha Long Bay and attend exciting activities. Thus, there should be no difficulties participating in the Carnaval Ha Long Festival during this month. Go exploring the Carnaval Festival on the occasion of your Halong bay trip.

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