Hoi An outdoor entertainment show breaks two Vietnamese records
A live entertainment show in the central province of Quang Nam which features bustling scenes of the trading port of Hoi An in the 16th and 17th centuries was acknowledged as the largest-ever outdoor visual art performance and the show with the largest number of actors by the Vietnam Records Organization (Vietkings).
The daily show, which started on March 18 at Hoi An Impression theme park, attracts more than 500 actors while the stage of the show covers 25,000 square meters and is able to accommodate 3,300 spectators at a time.
The “Memories of Hoi An” program allows audiences to recall old memories of the ancient city, which used to be a busy trading port in Southeast Asia, and a convergence point of Japanese and Chinese merchants in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Dao Quang Tung, general director of Viet Quoc Park Company and show producer, told the Daily that it took two years to make preparations for the show.
The show, which is expected to woo more than 3,000 guests per night, will help promote the tourism image of Hoi An.
Hoi An is looking to lure around 3.78 million visitors this year.
Data from the city indicates that the number of visitors to Hoi An City in 2017 edged up 21% year- on-year to around 3.2 million.
Compiled by Nguyen Hung Minh