Danang International Fireworks Festival – DIFF 2018 has helped putting Danang into the top most favourite holiday destination during the past festive period of 30th April – 1st May. The second show called “Bridge of Time” promises to rock this whole dashing summer with tons of pleasant surprises.
Spectacular opening night
On the opening show of 30th April, DIFF 2018 has left the audience jaw-dropped from the very beginning till final moments when the last dash of fireworks touched the serene Han river. An on-end performance of beaty performance, eye-capturing shows, visual feast of fireworks glittering in the sky, shredding miraculous reflections on water, taking viewers from one surprise to another.
Prior to and after the exhilarating fireworks show, locals and tourists to city adorned by Han river have been ‘spoiled’ in the festivity with countless events such as Sun World Danang Wonders’ ‘Taste of Four Seasons’ food festival, ‘B’estival’ beer festival on Ba Na Hills, Art arrangement studio by Han river…
In Danang, the summer vibe never ends. That’s why it’s no surprise when Agoda – the most popular online travel booking agency has rated Danang among Vietnam’s top 20 favorite destinations chosen by domestic and international tourists visiting the country during the recent 30th April and 1st May.
According to Agoda’s study, Danang has become an irresistible destination to visitors thanks to ease of accessibility (road and flight network), variety of accommodation with different price options, fine and untouched beachline, countless outdoor activities and most importantly, exquisite cuisine.
Note-takingly, the annual fireworks festival DIFF 2018 is also considered a significant reason why an influx of tourists are coming to this coastal city in Central Vietnam.
Deputy Manager of Danang Department of Tourism Mr. Tran Chi Hung shares, although other neighboring and regional cities and provinces in the country have also organized festivals and tourist programmes, number of visitors to Danang still experienced a rocketing peak.
During 4 recent holidays 30th April and 1st May, arrivals to Danang reached 355,547 visitors; a 14.2% rise (12,555 visitors more) compared to same period in 2017. Of the total number, international arrivals constitute 101,634 visitors, an increase by 20.2%; while domestic arrivals were at 253,913; growing by 12% compared to 2017.
To be continued, with surprises
While the aftermath of DIFF 2018 opening show is still having the visitors’ head on the cloud, some teasers of the second fireworks show (this 26th May) has already set future visitors to Danang on fire.
With theme “Bridge of Time”, this will be the showdown between France and the US – two big players whose names would trigger worldwide excitement.
According to some tip-offs by the Organizing Committee, being a first-timer at DIFF, team Feerie (France) is expected to paint Danang night sky with imagery of ‘a friendship journey around the world’ in fireworks; which intends to convey a truthful message about friendship and eternity of time.
A universal gathering of music combined with fireworks show will bring escalating sentiments which team France aims to give viewers when orchestrating their performance at this international fireworks festival in Danang.
Also a new face at this year DIFF 2018, Atlas PyroVision (the US) will ‘show off’ at DIFF 2018 a fireworks show infused with pride and fearlessness of the Vietnamese. The performance will proceed through a combination of creativity, cultures, aspiration, transformation and most importantly, friendliness of this land and its inhabitants.
Spectators and audience will venture from stillness to exploding thrills. The U.S. show is expected to put forward the message about cooperation and support: “Regardless of your skin color, we are all inhabitants of this Earth. Let’s celebrate life and the magical things life bestow upon us. Here, in the land of Danang, Vietnam, we can come into one.”
As big a buzz as the fireworks can be, there are a great many of other surprises such as exciting music performance by young and talented Vietnamese celebrities such as Doan Trang, Vu Cat Tuong, Quoc Thien, Phuong Vy…
It goes without saying that visitors to Danang always have more to see besides the fireworks. B’estival 2018 is still on-going until September 5th, while the food festival ‘Taste of Four Seasons’ has just begun and the Street Carnival DIFF 2018 will be recurring on 19th May, 16-17th June and 23rd-24th June.
With twelve carnival floats miraculous decorated, street carnival dancers adorned in signature dress, hot and wild dances; the Street Carnival will still be setting party-animals in the city of Han river on fire.
DIFF 2018, show night ‘Bridge of Time’ is awaiting, along with countless interesting things to do in Danang this summer. So, what are you waiting for? Book your flight to the ‘capital’ of the Central coast of Vietnam and enjoy yourself in this haven made for the young and wild.