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Jaw-dropping 1,100-drone light show wraps up Ho Chi Minh City river fest

Jaw-dropping 1,100-drone light show wraps up Ho Chi Minh City river fest

Monday, June 10, 2024, 17:20 GMT+7
Jaw-dropping 1,100-drone light show wraps up Ho Chi Minh City river fest
Drones form the shape of the ‘AMIRAL LATOUCHE - TRÉVILLE’ ship in a light show during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. On June 5, 1911, the young Nguyen Tat Thanh, using the name Van Ba, boarded the vessel Latouche-Tréville in Vietnam, embarking on his legendary voyage to seek ways to save the country. During his 30-year odyssey, Nguyen Tat Thanh, who later became President Ho Chi Minh, identified a path to national liberation, turning Vietnam into an independent, free, and unified country moving toward socialism. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

The River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City concluded its second edition with a myriad of spectacular performances featuring water motorbikes, jet boards, flyboards, sailing boats, and a stunning display of 1,100 drones, drawing huge crowds to both banks of the Saigon River on Sunday evening to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Many hours before these performances began at 7:30 pm, locals and visitors thronged the roads leading to Bach Dang Wharf Park and Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 to find perfect spots to watch the shows.

With the theme ‘Ho Chi Minh City - The Sparkling River Sings,’ 1,100 light drones illuminated the city’s night sky by creating various incredible figures, which conveyed a message about a dynamic, modern, and festive city.

Visitors also experienced the vibrant vibes of the festival by watching fun-filled water sports activities and a boat parade on the Saigon River.

Local residents and visitors capture their favorite moments of a drone light show over the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre

Local residents and visitors capture their favorite moments of a drone light show over the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Crowds of people explore the festive atmosphere of the conclusion of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Crowds of people explore the festive atmosphere of the conclusion of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

The Bach Dang Wharf Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is full of visitors to the closing ceremony of the second River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

The Bach Dang Wharf Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is full of visitors to the closing ceremony of the second River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Children interact with two robots at the wrap-up ceremony of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Children interact with two robots at the wrap-up ceremony of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Drones form the shape of a flying stork during a light show at the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Drones form the shape of a flying stork during a light show at the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Drones illuminating the sky form the words ‘We Ho Chi Minh City ️ you’ during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Drones illuminating the sky form the words ‘We Ho Chi Minh City ️ You’ during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A stunning water sports performance in the Saigon River at the wrap-up ceremony of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A stunning water sports performance on the Saigon River at the wrap-up ceremony of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Visitors enjoy themselves during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Visitors enjoy themselves during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Crowds of people explore the festive atmosphere of the conclusion of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Crowds of people explore the festive atmosphere of the conclusion of the second River Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

A fun-filled water sports performance during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

A fun-filled water sports performance during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Watercraft parade along the Saigon River during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Watercraft parade along the Saigon River during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Spectators capture their favorite moments of a drone light show during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Spectators capture their favorite moments of a drone light show during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s eye view of spectacular performances during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of spectacular performances during the conclusion of the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, June 9, 2024. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

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