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Imposing opening ceremony of DIFF 2017

posted May 6, 2017, 8:48 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 6, 2017, 8:49 AM ]

On Sunday evening (30 April), an imposing opening ceremony of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2017 officially began at 8.30pm, and it attracted thousands of local residents and visitors.

Chairman Tho addressing the ceremony

Present at the ceremony were Da Nang Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Xuan Anh and Deputy Secretary Vo Cong Tri, municipal People’s Committee Chairman Huynh Duc Tho, and representatives from national government agencies and the authorities of Da Nang and other Vietnamese localities, plus invited international guests.

During his opening speech at the event, Chairman Tho remarked that the Da Nang authorities and the Sun Group have made great efforts to upgrade the 2-day Da Nang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) into the 2-month-long DIFF.   Most notably, this year’s event features international-standard fireworks performances and a wide range of exciting support activities in the beautiful and hospitable seaside city.

A fascinating performance entitled ‘Toa Sang Ngu Hanh Son’

Entitled ‘Toa Sang Ngu Hanh Son’ (Shining Marble Mountains), this year’s event involves 8 teams which have won many top prizes at international fireworks competitions around the world.  Chairman Tho, therefore, expressed his strong belief that DIFF 2017 would be successful, thereby helping Da Nang secure its position as ‘Asia’s Leading Festival and Event Destination’ title with which it was honoured at the World Travel Awards (WTAs) Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016.

Circus artistes enthusiastically performing alongside some viewing stands on the eastern bank of the Han River

Also at the ceremony, the spectators enjoyed an enchanting musical show involving hundreds of artistes from nationally-renowned arts troupes.  Most notably, a fascinating performance entitled ‘Toa Sang Ngu Hanh Son’ (Shining Marble Mountains) by dancers from Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City’s Phuong Viet Dance Troupe left a good impression on the spectators.

The opening ceremony was then followed by the amazing displays by the Da Nang-Viet Nam and Austria teams.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Han river will shine bright on the DIFF 2017’s opening night

posted May 6, 2017, 8:45 AM by Danang Beach

On 30th April 2017, Danang International Firework Festival – DIFF 2017 opening ceremony with special firework displays from the home team Vietnam and Austria team will be officially taken place in the five- element floating stage on Han river.

Besides, a professional and imposing art performance with the participation of the domestic and multinational artists will be happened as well. With the “Fire” theme, The DIFF 2017 opening night promises to be an unprecedentedly imposing firework performance in the nearly nine-year history of Danang’s international firework display organization.

The Danang’s sky will be lighted up by brilliant firework, balloon and paragliding performances. The stage on Han river surface will be the combination of domestic and multinational artists’ professional art performances with modern sound, light and mapping 3D image system. Along the Han riverbank with the 22.000- seat stage is small stage models with tableaus being continuously taken place.

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The “Fire” theme will be brightened up by flower garlands, torches, high skill firework, art performances, sound and light. The combination of DIFF stage’s elements namely sky, river’s surface and along the riverbank will bring an incredibly imposing and impressive firework space for the opening night.

The opening night’s key point is the two firework displays of the home team Vietnam and Austria team. With the investment in technology and performance technique alternation, the Vietnam team’s display will promise to bring various great surprises. And the leader of Austria team has revealed a staggeringly beautiful firework performance before the “Fire” night “ We would like to invite DIFF’s audience to join us on a journey of dreams, discover firework’s emotions as well as witness with their own eyes a one-of-a-kind fireworks party”.

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Lễ hội pháo hoa quốc tế Đà Nẵng - DIFF 2017

On the “fire” opening night, the spectators will witness traditional and modern art performances being meticulously arranged and performed by famed artists namely  eminent artist Cao Minh, choreographer and people’s artist Bach Hac- Mai Trung- Dieu Hy, M4U music band,…and hundreds of artists from theaters and art companies throughout the other regions of our country.

Austria brings the horn-blowing and flag dance performances, being played by Austrian artists, to the “Fire” night as well. After the Austria’s firework display, Danang night will be roused by extremely unique mixed music performances being carried out by well-known DJ together with the eye-catching light and 3D mapping displays.

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Being imposing and meticulous, traditional and modern, the “fire” opening night is the preamble for the series of DIFF 2017’s  five-night firework program lasting for two months and promises the following surprising and appealing Earth- Metal- Water- Wood firework nights.

DIFF 2017 with the unheard- of size will contribute to creating the Asia’s leading event and festival destination for Danang. Sun Group has been commissioned to hold DIFF with the expectation of creating a strong remarkable for Danang in 2017, and DIFF will be considered as a “must-go festival” for people all over the world.

DIFF 2017 will be taken place from 3th April 2017 and lasted for two months to 24th June 2017 with the participation of eight teams: Italia, Austria, China, Japan, England, Australia, Switzerland and home team Vietnam.

With the theme “ Shining Marble Mountains”, the festival includes the series of five-night firework program named Fire- Earth- Metal- Water- Wood organized on weekly Saturdays: 30th April, 20th and 27th May, 3rd and 24th June.

A number of festivals will be concurrently held such as: Street festival with 9 floats being uniquely designed, five-element cuisine space with over 500 dishes bearing each country’s specific trait…and other enticing and jubilant events.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Street Festival – Danang International Fireworks Festival

posted May 6, 2017, 8:27 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 6, 2017, 8:27 AM ]

The Organizing Board of Danang International Fireworks Festival 2017 has informed that there will be 24 supporting events happening in the months of DIFF 2017.

Especially, The Street Festival every Friday from 5/5 to 23/6/2017 (8 weeks) will cover the main streets of the city, organized by SUN GROUP on the occasion of Danang International Fireworks Festival.

09 flower cars with the traditional decorations of 08 participating nations in DIFF 2017 and 01 representing Danang city. On each car there will be international and Vietnamese artists, greeting the audiences at different stops. These cars will start from Asia Park with 9 different routes, each stop will be 10 to 15 minutes.


1. Asian park – Cau Tuyen Son – Le Van Hien (People’s Committee Ngu Hanh Son – Huyen Tran Cong Chu – Truong Sa (Vinpearl Da Nang) – Truong Sa (Hyaat) – Vo Nguyen Giap (Premier Village) – Phan Tu – Ngo Quyen – Cau Tran Thi Ly – 2/9  – Asian park

2. Asian park – 2/9 – Cau Tran Thi Ly – Nguyen Van Thoai – My An Beach – Cong vien Bien Dong (East Sea Park) – Hoang Sa – Hoang Sa – Le Duc Tho – Ngo Quyen – Tran Thanh Tong (Sun Home) – Van Don – Tran Hung Dao – Ly Nam De – Ngo Quyen – Dragon Bridge – 2/9 – Asian park

3. Asian park –2/9 – Dragon Bridge – Tran Hung Dao – Le Duan – Nguyen Chi Thanh – Ly Tu Trong – Tran Phu – Thanh Dien Hai (Novotel) – Bach Dang – Dong Da – Ong Ich Khiem  – Hung Vuong (BigC and The Blue) – Hung Vuong – Ham Nghi (Hoang Anh Gia Lai – Nguyen Van Linh – Trung Nu Vuong – Nui Thanh – Phan Dang Luu – Asian park

4. Asian park – 2/9 – Bach Dang  – Hung Vuong – Nguyen Chi Thanh – Le Duan – Park 29/3 – go back Hai Phong (Station Da Nang)- Nguyen Thi Minh Khai – Ly Tu Trong – Tran Phu – Quang Trung – Le Loi – Phan Chau Trinh – Hung Vuong – Phan Chau Trinh – Nguyen Van Linh – 2/9 – Asian park

5. Asian park – 30/4 – Nguyen Huu Tho – Le Dai Hanh – Truong Chinh – Dien Bien Phu (Coop Mart) – The bridge over the crossroads of Hue – Ton Duc Thang – Au Co – Hoa Khanh market – Au Co – Nguyen Dinh Trong – Ngo Van So – Nguyen Luong Bang – Nguyen Chanh – Nguyen Tat Thanh – 3/2 – Dong Da – Ly Tu Trong – Tran Phu – Tran Phu (Cham Museum) – 2/9 – Asian park

6. Asian park – 2/9 – Duy Tan – Nguyen Huu Tho – Nguyen Van Linh – Ham Nghi – Hung Vuong (BigC va The Blue) – Phan Chau Trinh – Hung Vuong – Phan Chau Trinh – Nguyen Van Linh (Cham Museum) – 2/9 (For You) – Tieu La – Le Thanh Nghi – Xo Viet Nghe Tinh – Nguyen Huu Tho – CMT8 (Metro) – CMT8 – 2/9 – Asian park

7. Asian park – 2/9 – CMT8 (Metro) – Ong Ich Duong – Qua cau Cam Le – Pham Hung – Thu Bon – Van Tien Dung – Vo Chi Cong – Nguyen Huu Tho (Le Dai Hanh + Nguyen Huu Tho) – Le Dai Hanh – Truong Chinh – Truong Chinh – Dien Bien Phu (Coop Mart) – Ha Huy Tap – Nguyen Tat Thanh – Ong Ich Khiem – Nguyen Van Linh – 2/9 (Cham Museum) – Asian park

8. Asian park – Bach Dang – 3/2  – Le Duc Tho – Hoang Sa – Vo Nguyen Giap – East Sea Park – Pham Van Dong – Tran Hung Dai  – Tran Hung Dao – Tran Hung Dai – Vo Van Dung – Ngo Quyen – Tran Thi Ly – Dao Xanh – 2/9 – Asian park

9. Asian park – Tuyen Son Bridge – Ho Xuan Huong – Furama – Truong Sa (Fusion Maia) – Truong Sa (Silver Shores) – Truong Sa – Hyatt – Truong Sa – Vinpearl – Pham Huu Nhat – Le Van Hien – Tuyen Son Bridge – Asian park

(Source: Danang Today)


International Flower Show from 25 - 26 November

posted Nov 26, 2016, 1:03 AM by Danang Beach

The Da Nang International Flower Show 2016 will take place in the city from 25 - 26 November.

Illustrative image (Source: Internet)

The event, the first of its kind to be held in the city, is being jointly organised by the city-based companies Dida Media and Minh Florist Floral and Decorating. 

Eighty floral designers from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Pakistan and Viet Nam will be in attendance.

The show will feature various exciting activities.  The opening ceremony will take place at 9.00am on 25 November at the Risemount Hotel and Resort, 120 Nguyen Van Thoai in Ngu Hanh Son District.  That will be followed by a flower arranging competition entitled ‘Da Nang FantastiCity’.  Admission is free.

At 9.00am on 26 November, a flower arranging demonstration, themed ‘Zen in Tea and Flowers’ and involving the participating flower designers, will take place at the Mangala Garden Villa at the Ocean Villas Resort Danang on Truong Sa, Ngu Hanh Son District.  The event is open to invited guests only.

Finally, at 8.00pm the same day, invited guests will be treated to an impressive Body Flower Fashion Show at the Risemount Hotel.  The show will include performances by famous Vietnamese singers Duc Tuan and Dong Lan.

For more information about the event and how to become an invited guest, please contact the Dida Media office on 0511 3838177 or via its website http://didamedia.vn/.

(Source: Danang Today)


Danang in “Top 10 Holiday Destination in Asia 2016"

posted Nov 26, 2016, 12:56 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated Nov 26, 2016, 1:09 AM ]

Danang has recently reached “Top 10 Holiday Destination in Asia 2016”, voted by readers of Smart ravel Asia.da-nang-dat-danh-hieu-top-10-diem-den-nghi-duong-hang-dau-chau-a-2016-01

Smart Travel Asia is Asia’s most prestigious online travel magazine with 14 years of experience and 1.2 million views annually all over the world.

The online voting initiated by Smart Travel Asia lasted from May to July 2017, with the participation of more than 1 million readers worldwide. A vote is based on 3 main factors: the experience quality of the tourism products, word of mouth, the popularity of the tourism brand to the online community. The voting has enabled readers to give the truest evaluations of the best tourism brands and tourism destinations of Asia.

The voters are tourists with diverse travelling experience, in addition to well-known travel journalists.

On November 14th, Chief Editor of Smart Travel Asia – Mr Vijay Verghese came to greet and present this award to Danang Center for Tourism Promotion. According to Mr. Vijay Verghese, Danang won this award thanks to its beautiful natural landscape, attractive festivals and events, tasty local dishes and a safe travelling environment.

He hopes to cooperate with the city to promote the tourism development of Danang to reconfirm that Danang is the wonderful, modern, safe and wellknown top holiday destination to visitors worldwide.

This is another success to Danang after its place in “Top 10 Holiday Destination in Asia” in 2013. 4 years after, Danang is honoured to be voted in this list again.

This is a great news of Danang tourism and continues to confirm the tourism brand of the city in international travel market.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Danang to organize New Year fireworks performance and Countdown Party 2017

posted Nov 25, 2016, 10:14 PM by Danang Beach

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Danang becoming a city of Central Government (1/1/1997 – 1/1/2017), the city will organize fireworks performance at 21h00 on 1/1/2017.

The locations will be Pham Van Dong Beach, East Sea Park, Phuoc My Precinct, Son Tra District, Danang.

Besides fireworks display, there are entertainment and arts performances at East Sea Park stage which are free from all the locals and tourists in Danang to enjoy and welcome the new year.

Countdown Party 2017 will be organized at 29/3 Square, 2/9 Street at 19h30 on Tuesday, 31st of December 2016. Live music, light performance and exciting atmosphere will promise a great night for the youth in Danang beach city.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam announce joint tourism destination brand

posted Sep 3, 2016, 7:19 PM by Danang Beach

The EU-funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Programme (EU-ESRT) has announced a joint tourism destination brand for Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces, which is “The Essence of Vietnam”.

Shared logo of the three destinations (Source: EU-ESRT)
Shared logo of the three destinations

A joint website promoting the brand has also been set up at http://www.theessenceofvietnam.com, providing necessary information on the 3 localities, including places to visit, things to do, food to eat and recommended itineraries.

The website also provides tourists with visa regulations for foreign visitors and addresses of information centres in the 3 destinations, completed with search tools for accommodations in the three localities.

The 3 localities together signed their agreement on tourism cooperation in February 2014. Over recent years, the EU-ESRT programme have implemented various activities to assist the 3 central localities in such aspects as training employees for travel agents, raising public awareness of responsible tourism for local communities, and enhancing capacity of local tourism lecturers.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Traditional boat race on Han River marks National Day

posted Sep 3, 2016, 7:16 PM by Danang Beach

As part of the celebrations for the 71st National Day (2 September), the 2016 Da Nang Open Traditional Boat Race for the VTV8 Cup took place on the Han River on Friday morning.

Members of the female team from Hai Chau District taking the lead during the race
Members of the female team from Hai Chau District taking the lead during the race

Co-organised by the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, and the city’s branch of Viet Nam Television (VTV), the event saw the participation of around 200 racers from 9 male and 7 female teams.

The male teams were from Hai Chau, Hoa Vang, Son Tra, Lien Chieu districts and the Dong Nghe Boat Racing Club in Da Nang, and Quang Nam Province's Duy Xuyen District.  Meanwhile, the participating female teams were from the local districts of Thanh Khe, Hai Chau, Cam Le, Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra, and Thu Bon and Duy Xuyen districts in Quang Nam Province.

The race route was on the river's sections from in front of the headquarters of the Da Nang People's Council to that of VTV and back, with the men’s teams completing 3 laps, equivalent to 7.5km, and the ladies’ teams completing just 2, equivalent to 5km.

In the female category, Hai Chau won the first prize, with Cam Le second and Son Tra third.  As for the male teams, Son Tra 1 took first place, whilst Son Tra 2 came second and Hai Chau finished third.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


640 million USD for urban development

posted Sep 3, 2016, 7:14 PM by Danang Beach   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 10:04 PM ]

On Wednesday, Da Nang People’s Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Tuan met with a group of representatives from the World Bank (WB) to discuss a pre-feasibility study on a project to relocate Da Nang’s railway station to Lien Chieu District’s Hoa Minh Ward and associated urban redevelopment.  The project is expected to cost nearly 640 million USD.

The present railway station
The present railway station

The WB representatives proposed that the local authorities should choose railway station relocation plan 1A to match the city’s future overall development planning.  Under the plan, the new 33ha passenger terminal will be located in Lien Chieu District’s Hoa Minh Ward, whilst the 25ha freight terminal will be in the district’s Hoa Hiep Nam Ward.

Mr Craig Andrew Crazny, a WB expert on urban planning, promised that his organisation would work closely with the city authorities to begin the project as soon as possible. 

According to the pre-feasibility study, the new location of the railway station would help to develop a green transport infrastructure link with the city centre, as well as connect the soon-to-be-built Lien Chieu Port to the industrial parks on the northern side of the city.  This will help to make Da Nang a green city in the near future, with a near perfect local public transport system.

In reply, Vice Chairman Tuan agreed with the WB about the proposed railway station relocation plan.  He also noted that the project will help to save travel time, protect the local environment, ease traffic congestion, and reduce the number of traffic accidents.

Representatives from the city authorities will work with the Ministry of Transport to identify specific tasks for relevant local agencies in order to deploy the project effectively.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Bangkok Airways heads for Danang

posted May 14, 2016, 2:31 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 14, 2016, 2:32 AM ]

Bangkok Airways confirmed the timetable for a new service linking Bangkok and Danang effective 25 May. The airline will offer four flights a week using an Airbus 319. Previously set for a launch 16 May, the service will begin 25 May. Flights will depart 1100 and arrive at Danang International Airport 1235.


The return flights will depart Danang at 1335 and arrive in Bangkok at 1515.

The service will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday using a 144 Economy class seats on an Airbus 319.

The now defunct PB Air, owned by a member of the Boonrawd brewery family, served Danang for two years during the early 2000s, but was forced to pull out after suffering heavy losses.

Viettravel offered some direct charter flights from Danang to Bangkok using a Vietjet aircraft. Package tours were sold to Vietnamese tourists.
According to Vietnam’s BizHub, Danang attracted just 700 Thai tourists last year, hardly enough to justify Bangkok Airways establishing a scheduled service.

But Thailand is attracting considerable interest as a shopping destination for Vietnamese, particularly Bangkok and Pattaya.

Bangkok Airways is popular with international tourists who fly to Thailand on PG’s codeshare partner airlines and use the Thai airline to fly to neighbouring countries. It was promoting the Danang route to its European tour operator partners and codeshare partner Air Berlin at last week’s ITB.

European tour operators sell tours that combine a stay in Thailand with extended trips to Vietnam. Having an airline link to the central Vietnamese city of Danang will make it easier to build itineraries featuring Hoi An and Hue and the major gateways Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


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