The skies over Hanoi were illuminated brilliantly on Friday night with a spectacular drone light show featuring over 2,000 colorful drones.
This dazzling display was followed by a series of fireworks, marking the celebration of Tet, the Lunar New Year festival, which falls on Saturday.
Around 11:30 pm on Friday, the 'Hanoi Art Light Festival - Brilliant Thang Long' drone show commenced on the shores of West Lake in Tay Ho District.
The theme of the show, 'One Day of the Capital - A Thousand Years of History,' was portrayed with the use of 2,024 drones.
The organizers deliberately used a total of 2,024 drones, symbolizing the year 2024, setting a Southeast Asian record for the highest number of unmanned aerial vehicles deployed in a drone light show in the region.
The drone performance, lasting approximately 15 minutes, showcased vivid depictions of Vietnamese Emperor Ly Cong Uan with the Capital Relocation Edict, as well as Khue Van Cac (Constellation of Literature Pavilion), and other iconic architectural landmarks of Hanoi.
Viewers were highly impressed by the striking depiction of the Ly Dynasty's imposing dragon in the night sky, as well as the enchanting images of the Thang Long Citadel and other captivating destinations in the capital city.
Hanoi authorities designated the entire Nguyen Dinh Thi and Trich Sai Streets as dedicated spaces for viewers to enjoy and contemplate the drone light show.
The spectacle was also broadcast live on LED screens, creating an immersive experience filled with the melodious sounds of music.
The performance conveys a message of hope for Vietnam's outstanding achievements in the Year of the Dragon – a year symbolizing breakthroughs, sublimations, development, and prosperity.
The intention is to enable the country to stride forward alongside other nations across the globe.
To accommodate the multitude of people arriving from various locations to witness the drone and firework performances at West Lake, the Tay Ho District authorities organized 15 parking lots for both cars and motorbikes, ensuring convenience for the attendees.
Following the captivating drone show were engaging and thrilling firework displays that generated spectacular and dazzling light halos, adding excitement for the viewers.
The pyrotechnic displays extended for a duration of 15 minutes.
|Mot Cot (One-Pillar) Pagoda, a renowned attraction in Hanoi, is artistically illuminated by colorful drones, creating a mesmerizing display in the night sky of the Vietnamese capital on February 9, 2024. Photo: Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre
|On February 9, 2024, a crowd gathered at West Lake in Hanoi to witness and capture the drone-created image of one of the symbolic architectural marvels in the Vietnamese capital. Photo: Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre
|An impressive image of a dragon takes shape as a prominent feature of the drone light show, illuminating the sky above West Lake in Hanoi, February 9, 2024. Photo: Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre
|A splendid scene unfolds during the fireworks displays at West Lake in Hanoi on February 9, 2024, marking a joyous celebration of the Lunar New Year festival. Photo: Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre
|Young individuals in Hanoi record scenes of the fireworks displays held in celebration of the Lunar New Year festival at West Lake on February 9, 2024. Photo: Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre
|Under the night sky lit up by a drone light show, a couple of youths share a kiss in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Hanoi, February 9, 2024. Photo: Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre