The authorities of Vietnam’s Hanoi Capital have approved 15-minute firework shows to welcome Tet, the Lunar New Year festival, in January 25, 2020.
Accordingly, Hanoi will set up six locations for high-altitude fireworks displays and 24 locations for the lower shows. As soon as the clock hits 00:00 midnight, marking the first day of 2020 in the Lunar Calendar, which will fall on January 25, the whole city will roar with sounds of cannons firing firework during 15 minutes.
Ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year festival? These are some of the best spots in Hanoi to watch fireworks.
Hoan Kiem Lake
You can choose the location around the lake, the sidewalks of surrounding streets such as Ba Trieu, Trang Thi and Hang Dao with direct access to the lake. The above cafes around this area: Coffee club, overhead coffee cluster in some buildings, Skyline, Rooftop (Pacific Place, Ly Thuong Kiet Street). In addition, you can walk to Long Bien Bridge to watch fireworks.
Lac Long Quan Flower Garden
Thong Nhat Park (Union Park)
You don’t have to enter the campus to watch fireworks because the park fence’s quite low. However, if you send the car inside, you can admire the most complete fireworks display. Usually, fireworks points are located on Thong Nhat Park – in the middle of the lake. The high-class cafes around this area are not a lot, in return, the houses around here are not so high that you can see fireworks easily. The most visible place in this area’s the Hexa club in the C’land building.
My Dinh Stadium
This place is considered to be the most viewable in the city because there’s almost no high-rise building with visibility. You don’t need to send a car to see the fireworks, can stand in the square or neighboring apartment buildings. In the meantime, viewers can sit in cafes opposite the square, in the Water Sports Palace campus, where you can also see fireworks.
Van Quan Lake
This’ an ideal place for people in Hanoi’s Southwestern areas to watch fireworks. Due to shooting at the lake, viewers are not obscured by tall buildings. This location’s convenient for traffic, less congested. In the apartment complex, a large number of people will watch from their balcony.
Son Tay Ancient Citadel
This location is on the outskirts Son Tay Town
The fireworks show is considered one of the most important activities to celebrate the New Lunar Year in Vietnam as the colorful lights and the uproar of the fireworks in the night sky are believed to drive away the bad luck and the evils. Launching fireworks is a way to say goodbye the old year and welcome the new year.
Compiled by Vietnam Insider staff