Third int'l fireworks contest to light up Da Nang skies

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The third International Fireworks Competition will take place in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 27 and 28 with the participation of teams from the US, France, Portugal, Japan, and hosts Vietnam.

The competition will celebrate Da Nang's 35th liberation day and the 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi, formerly known as Thang Long, the Da Nang People's Committee said.

The theme for the contest will be "The Legend of the Han River."

The annual fireworks competition will be accompanied by a series of activities including a flower boat parade, Viet Trade Village Festival, and colored lanterns on the Han River.

A pavilion of 25,000 seats will be built on the banks of the Han River for people to watch the fireworks competition. Tickets cost VND200,000 (US$11) per person per night. They can be purchased at:

Saigontourist Da Nang:
357 Phan Chau Trinh Street, Da Nang City
Tel: (0511) 3 897 229 ext: 103/105

Saigontourist:
49 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tel: (08) 3 825 1507

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