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  • Things to do in Da Nang for New Year break


    A dazzling array of cultural events are to be promised for the public across Da Nang over the 3-day New Year holiday break from 1 - 3 January.

    One of the most anticipated activities is the ‘Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021’ Festival which is slated to take place at the Sun World Danang Wonders (Asia Park) on Phan Dang Luu Street from 29 December 2020 - 2 January 2021.  

    Organised by the Da Nang Department of Tourism, the much-awaited festival will deliver an unparalleled array of vibrant and exciting activities across Da Nang. Included will be a parade of 80 well-decorated cyclos along such main streets as Phan Dang Luu, 2 September, Bach Dang, Tran Phu and Trung Nu Vuong, free-of-charge night-time sightseeing boat tours, street arts performances on Bach Dang Street riverside pavement, and nightly arts shows at the main stage of Asia Park.

    Of special note, the main stage of the Sun World Danang Wonders is expected to transform into a giant party site on 29 December night for the opening ceremony of the festival with numerous thrilling performances by famous domestic singers and music bands.

    Most noticeable, different kinds of noodles will be on offer at around 50 stands at the Noodle Festival. Included will be Quang noodle, ‘hu tieu’ (tapioca noodle soup), ‘pho bo’ (beef noodle soup), ‘banh canh’ (rice spaghetti), Italian-style spaghetti, Chinese-style crispy fried and wonton noodles, South Korean-style cold noodles, and spicy Indian noodles.

    Also, visitors to the most eagerly-awaited event will have the opportunity to experience how to make such Da Nang’s specialties as ‘banh xeo’ (Vietnamese sizzling pancakes), ‘nem lui’ (grilled meat roll), ‘banh bot loc' (tapioca dumplings with prawns and pork in banana leaves), and ‘banh xu xe’ (glutinous coconut cakes with mung-bean paste).

    Da Nang Tourism Promotion Centre Deputy Director Huynh Thi Huong Lan highlighted the importance of the upcoming ‘Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021’ Festival to diversify Da Nang’s tourism products, and tempt domestic tourists back, thereby driving post-pandemic tourism recovery in Da Nang in the new normal.

    Ms Huong remarked that Da Nang government and functional bodies will make an all-out effort to ensure the success of the upcoming festival, promising visitors engaging and memorable experiences.

    Additionally, such renowned hotels in Da Nang as Grand Mercure, Crowne Plaza, Furama Resort, Novotel and Premier Village will organise a wide range of fun and interesting Christmas and New Year celebrations.

    A unique New Year's atmosphere can also be enjoyed during New Year’s Eve Party to be held at the Sun World Ba Na Hills on 31 December.

    A photo exhibition entitled ‘Da Nang, New Vitality’ will take place at the western side of the Rong (Dragon) Bridge, opposite the Museum of Cham Scupture from 29 December 2020 until 4 January 2021.

    By NHAT HA - Translated by M.D


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