Hoan Kiem Lake has become the symbol of Hanoi for its 1,000 year anniversary and is lighting up the skies of the capital city.
During the evening of September 27, organisers of the celebration of Thang Long – Hanoi rehearsed with a massive lighting system which has been installed around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
The artificial lighting systems made the lake spark with reflections and passersby come to a standstill as powerful beams constantly changed colours. Photographer Thuan Thang of Tuoi Tre Newspaper took a series of photos of the show:
The lakes water reflects the changing lights
The lighting system will be operated throughout the great celebration
The one hour rehearsal attracted a huge audience
Powerful spotlights light up the sky
The Huc Bridge was brighten with lights
A beautiful photo opportunity