The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in Vietnam, taking place on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month every year. In the Mid-Autumn Festival, we have to mention the delicious special mooncake and exciting entertainment activities for both adults and children. And in this post, we will show you the most exciting places to visit during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam!
1. Hang Ma Street – Hanoi
Every year, many people from all over the country often choose to gather to Hang Ma Street to celebrate the full moon festival creating the bustling atmosphere than ever. When night falls, Hang Ma street becomes more sparkling with thousands of lanterns of all shapes such as fish, stars, and colorful moonlights spread across the ancient streets. So the festive space is extremely bustling and magical. In particular, you will find many types of toys from classic to modern in this famous Hang Ma street in Hanoi.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival, many activities will take place in Hang Ma Street and Hanoi Old Quarter, such as the opening ceremony of the Mid-Autumn Festival, singing, dancing, outdoor games, and many other traditional activities. If you are in Hanoi, come to this place to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
2. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long (or Hanoi Citadel) is a historical monument located in the center of Hanoi. Built-in the Ly Dynasty, this place has existed for over a thousand years, some part of this citadel was destroyed. In the early 2000s, after the excavation, Hanoi Citadel becomes a favorite destination for both locals and internationals. Many important ceremonies and festivals are held here, including the Mid-Autumn Festival.
There are many events and activities, especially for children during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hanoi Citadel, such as hide and seek games, coloring masks, making lanterns, etc. You can also follow the water puppet shows, learn about the exciting things of the country’s history and culture.
3. Hoi An Ancient Town – Quang Nam
Hoi An is beautiful during the full moon every month, and even this old town is much more attractive during the Mid-Autumn Festival. This place is also one of the must-visit, where you can feel the real feeling of a traditional festival. Every street, every corner is colorful with the shimmer of lanterns and decorations. Unlike the bustle, bustle in other places, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hoi An is very peaceful. It brings a little nostalgic, more ancient, very suitable for those who want to find the childhood feeling of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The unique thing in Hoi An during the mid-autumn is that from 5 pm to 10 pm, all houses, shops, restaurants will turn off the lights, left the old town illuminated under the moonlight. The Mid-Autumn Festival in Hoi An does not have modern lanterns and decorations like other places; instead, there are traditional things like paper lanterns, folk games. Let’s go and enjoy the peaceful Mid-Autumn Festival night in the ancient town of Hoi An.
4. Tuyen Quang city
Although Tuyen Quang city is still unfamiliar to foreign tourists, all Vietnamese know that this city is the biggest venue for the Mid-Autumn Festival that attracts thousands of tourists across the country every year.
Crowds of people join the procession along with huge lanterns of unique shapes and colors weighing up to 100 kg, which is larger than a bus. The trucks will carry this huge lantern slowly on the main road, followed by a happy dance and singing crew. So the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tuyen Quang promises to be a bustling and exciting night for you to forget all the troubles and enjoy a sacred and memorable full moon night.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for Vietnamese families to gather together. That reunion day will be more meaningful and more interesting if you and your loved ones could immerse yourself in these exciting places. Hopefully, with the above suggestions, you will find yourself a suitable destination to enjoy a full and meaningful full moon night.