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International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam

international-firework-festival-in-vietnam Da Nang, Vietnam

The International Fireworks Festival in Da Nang is the city's number one attraction every summer. Thousands of people flock here to witness spectacular light performances from multinational pyrotechnic teams that present a brilliant show for the eye. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy this event!

Basic Information about The International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam

Where - When Is The International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam Held?

Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) is held yearly by the picturesque Han river in Da Nang as an effort to boost the city’s already booming tourism industry. It takes place on weekends, spanning over a month from June - July, accompanied by various cultural - entertainment events. Since this is also the best time to visit Da Nang, you can explore Vietnam’s most livable city besides joining DIFF!

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Places to Spectate The International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam

Danang: you can watch the performances at a viewing stand that’s right across the launching area. 
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Ticket fee: VND 400,000 - VND 2,500,000

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Watch the fireworks from one of Han river’s 7 bridges

Nevertheless, there are many spots in the city where you can see it as well.

Rooftop bars - Hotels: You can purchase viewing packages to see the pyrotechnic displays from some of Da Nang’s most luxurious hotels and bars, namely: Muong Thanh Grand Da Nang Hotel, Novotel Premier Han River and Seven Bridges Brewing Company.
Bridges - Riverbank nearby: A free option for a spectacle of the show but remember that they can get crowded and there’s no sitting area.
Son Tra Mountaintop: Not a very popular viewing point due to its remote location but you can escape the crowd and enjoy a magical panoramic scene of the event. Note that driving here at night can be quite dangerous for beginner drivers.

What To Do at The International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam?

Admire the Fireworks

The first thing to do at DIFF has to be watching the pyrotechnic shows! Professional teams worldwide with their mesmerizing combinations of fireworks, air bombs, and sparklers, accompanied by a fitting story and music will charm spectators undoubtedly. 

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Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019

Join Other Activities

Along with DIFF, Da Nang also hosts a variety of activities, such as a national flashmob contest and street performances with different national costumes every Sunday night throughout the festival. Also, on DIFF main stage will be music shows by Vietnam’s top artists.

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Street performers during DIFF

Visit Local Night Markets

If you find yourself hungry after the show, head to Da Nang’s night market right under the Dragon Bridge. Besides the chance to get to try Central Vietnam’s most appetizing dishes, you can also buy local souvenirs for friends and family at home.

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Son Tra Night Market in Da Nang

Explore Da Nang’s Attractions

Since DIFF is held at night, spend your day exploring this dynamic city! There’s something for everyone: if you love photography, check out Ba Na Hills and its famed Giant Hand, but if you love adventure and history, rent a bike for a one-day road trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

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Lantern street in Hoi An at night

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Local Tips for a Fun International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam

  • Be Careful: There’s going to be a lot of attendees at the event so keep a close eye on your belongings, and beware of common annoyances in Vietnam like pickpockets.
  • Choose your transportation: Preferably use a ride-hailing app, taxis or public transportation to move around as it’ll take you hours to maneuver your vehicle out of the festival’s ground.
  • Plan ahead: Book flights and hotels around 2-3 months in advance for the best price, especially if you’re going to watch at the hotel.
  • Get there early: Come to the festival at least an hour or two before the show starts for the best seat.

Enjoy the International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam!

That’s our complete on the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival in Vietnam, including when, where and how to get yourself a taste of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you’re ever in Central Vietnam during the summer, don’t miss this festival!

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