Art illumination at Bach Dang Wharf Park marks Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations

Thursday, 16/03/2023 10:15
(CPV) - Bach Dang Wharf Park on Ton Duc Thang Street in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)'s District 1 is decorated with 500,000 LED lights from March 15 to April 16 to mark the 50th anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties.
Delegates at the launching ceremony (Photo: 

The art illumination display at Bach Dang Wharf Park was launched on the evening of March 15 by the HCMC People’s Committee and the Japan Business Association in the framework of the 8th Vietnam – Japan Festival, which kicked off in HCMC on February 25 under the theme of “Vietnam-Japan stand side by side towards the future, reaching out to the world”.

Accordingly, the art lighting decoration is inspired by a Vietnamese lotus pond featuring blooming lotus flowers on the fresh water, and a garden of Sakura, or cherry blossoms, Japan's national flower. The magically multicolor-illuminated space attracts a large number of visitors.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the art illumination system, Director of the HCMC Department of Foreign Affairs Tran Phuoc Anh highly appreciated the 50-year process of Vietnam and Japan becoming mutually important partners in various sectors. The good relations between Vietnam and Japan have been strengthened since the two countries elevated their ties to a new level of Extensive Strategic Partnership in 1994. Japan has always actively supported and accompanied Vietnam in the process of international integration and socio-economic development.

A corner of the Bach Dang Wharf Park (Photo:

For his part, Mr. Watanabe Nobuhiro, Consul General of Japan in HCMC, expressed his thanks to the municipal People’s Committee and Japan Business Association in HCMC for supporting the installation of the lighting systems.

On the first evening, Bach Dang Wharf Park attracted a large number of people and tourists to visit and take pictures.

“Today we passed by and saw the beautiful decorations, so we went to take pictures. The space of Bach Dang wharf is usually beautiful but today it is even more brilliant. I hope this activity will last longer for everyone to have the opportunity to visit," a student from HUTech University shared./.

Bich Lien