Vietnam rings in the New Year with fireworks

By Staff reporters   January 1, 2020 | 07:55 am GMT+7

​Thousands of revelers across Vietnam flocked to popular tourist spots to watch stunning fireworks and ring in the New Year.

SAIGON

Fireworks blow up over the Saigon sky near midnight. Photo by Huu Khoa

Fireworks light up the Saigon sky before midnight.

People use their smartphones to catch the sparkling moment of fireworks lighting up the sky at Bach Dang Wharf in downtown area. Photo by Huu Khoa. 

People use their smartphones to catch the fireworks at Bach Dang Wharf in the downtown area.

Children react when seeing hgih-range fireworks displays at Saigon River and the Landmark 81, one of the highest buildings in Vietnam. 

Children at Landmark 81, the tallest building in Vietnam.

The fireworks show lasts for about 15 minutes.

The fireworks show lasts for about 15 minutes.

AAHours before New Years Eve, Saigons downtown streets were heavily jammed as locals flocked to popular tourist destinations to watch fireworks performances and welcome the New Year. Photo by Huu Khoa. 

Hours before eve downtown Saigon is jam-packed as people come out to watch the fireworks and usher in the new year.

There was barely any standing room as crowds congregated on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1 to attend a countdown party, featuring many famous V-pop names such as Son Tung MT-P, Soobin Hoang Son. 

There is barely standing room on Nguyen Hue pedestrians-only street in District 1 at a countdown party featuring many famous V-pop names like Son Tung MT-P and Soobin Hoang Son.

HANOI

AAHanoians gather around the Hoan Kiem (Sworld) Lake to atten a countdown festival. For several years now, Hanois Countdown Festival has become one of the most anticipated events.

Hanoians gather around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake for revelry. For several years now Hanoi's Countdown Festival has been one of the most anticipated events.

AAThe Hanoi Opera House, one of top tourist destinations in the capital, was flooded with throngs of holiday-goers hours ahead of New Years Eve.

The Hanoi Opera House, one of the most popular spots in the capital, is flooded with holiday-goers hours before midnight.

A group of foreign tourists in ton-sur-ton clothes took to downtown streets in Hanoi to join the locals to welcome the New Year. 

A group of foreign tourists join locals in downtown Hanoi.

PHAN THIET 

For the first time, Binh Thuan Province, home to the famous resort town of Mui Ne, displayed fireworks on New Years Eve. Thousands of people flock to the crowded Phan Thiet sea urban area to admire breathtaking displays. The show lasted for 15 minutes. Photo by Viet Quoc. 

For the first time authorities in Binh Thuan Province, home to the famous resort town of Phan Thiet, set off fireworks on New Year's Eve. Thousands of people admired the display lasted 15 minutes.

NHA TRANG 

Two foreign tourists drove a little girl on a motorbike and took to the street to mingle with the crowds to welcome the New Year in Nha Trang, a popular beach resort town in the central province of Khanh Hoa. 

Foreign tourists take to the streets in Nha Trang, the popular beach resort town.

[Caption] While many foreign tourists gather in bars and restaurants to celebrate the New Year, Victoria (L), 35, a Russian national and her daughter Milana, 11, welcome New Years Eve at home with traditional foods of the Russians. 

While many foreign tourists in Vietnam gathered in bars and restaurants to celebrate New Year, Victoria (L), 35, a Russian national and her daughter Milana, 11, welcome New Year's Eve at home with traditional Russian fare.

QUANG BINH

[Caption]Locals in Quang Binh, home to the UNESCO heritage site Phong Nha-Ke Bang in central Vietnam, carrying umbrellas stood in the rain at an outdoor stage to watch a music program to welcome the New Year.  

People in Quang Binh, home to the UNESCO heritage site Phong Nha-Ke Bang in central Vietnam, brave the rain to watch a music program at an outdoor stage.

HUE

In Hue, there was heavy rains on New Years Eve. However, local residents still flock to downtown areas to participate in countdown events. 

In Hue, heavy rains do not dampen locals’ enthusiasm as they flock to the downtown area to welcome New Year.

 
 
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