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First Korean light festival in HCMC on horizon

Released at: 11:12, 27/03/2019

First Korean light festival in HCMC on horizon

Giant lanterns at the Light Festival 2016 in Hanoi (Photo: TJ Communications)

Light festival to take place in Phu My Hung from April 5 to May 19.

by Le Diem

A colorful light festival similar to those found in South Korea will be organized for the first time on Tan Trao Street in the Phu My Hung area in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 from April 5 to May 19.

Organized for the upcoming holidays celebrating the Hung Kings Memorial Day on the 10th day of the third lunar month (April 14 this year), the 44th Reunification Day on April 30, and Labor Day on May 1, the festival also aims to introduce Korean culture in Vietnam and help promote bilateral trade between the two countries by giving the opportunity for hundreds of enterprises to meet together.

Visitors can admire 24 giant colorful lanterns, each over 10 meters tall, which will be lit up throughout the festival. They will bear world famous images such as Disney Castle, Wonderland, Big Wheel, Love Bridge, and Snow Village, and be accompanied by a laser show.

There will also be handmade light sculpture products, revealing the talent and sophistication of Korean artisans.

A number of art shows will also take place, including magic acts, circus acts, and Kpop and Vpop music, performed by both Korean and Vietnamese artists.

There is also space for virtual reality (VR) games and other entertainment for kids.

About 150 booths of both South Korean and Vietnamese enterprises will introduce to visitors the cuisine, fashion, and latest electronics products of the two countries.

Tickets cost VND100,000 ($4.3) per adult and VND60,000 ($2.5) per student, with free entry for children under 75 cm tall.

The festival is expected to strengthen the relationship between the two countries and connect more South Korean enterprises that plan to invest in Vietnam, according to the organizer, the TJ Communications Limited Company.

A similar festival was organized the first time in Hanoi in 2016, at a smaller scale, with over 50 booths. It attracted more than 300,000 visitors.

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