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Van Lang Park equipped with artistic fountain
Hoang Phong
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Van Lang Park equipped with artistic fountain

Hoang Phong

Visitors use their smartphones to capture the fantastic water mu sic performances at the park on the night of January 1 - PHOTOS: HOANG PHONG

Van Lang Park, which is opposite to the 100-year-old Church of St. Jeanne d’Arc for Catholic pilgrims in HCMC’s District 5, became a new entertainment venue for city dwellers and visitors during the weekend break with water music performances combined with colorful lights.

The park was closed for renovation since May last year and has recently been reopened with a new facelift, drawing the attention of large numbers of visitors.

Notably, one of the highlights of the newly-reopened park is an artistic fountain where the water music performances are made available to serve the public on weekends, public holidays and other special occasions throughout the year.

The 10,000-square-meter venue has been paved with granite stones and installed with decorative lighting systems, free wifi service and an underground exhibition space to allow for the organization of entertainment performances and cultural exchange programs during the weekend.

According to district authorities, the upgrade of Van Lang Park is envisaged to create a public and friendly space to answer the demand for entertainment activities among pedestrians and young students and ease the overload in Nguyen Hue pedestrian square in the city center.  

Van Lang Park in District 5, HCMC attracts many tourists owing to water music performances combined with colorful lights

Ngo Thien Hung, a 35-year-old construction engineer living in HCMC’s District 11, told the Daily on Monday night while strolling in the park that he highly appreciated the efforts for turning the park into a modern square as it was previously notorious as a haven for drug addicts and social evils.

Luu Nhat Linh, an eleventh-grade student of Hung Vuong High School in District 5, says seeing the artistic fountain performance was an amazing experience. 

“I hope the performance will be organized on a frequent basis on every night instead of only weekends or big holidays to turn the park into a busy and crowded entertainment address,” Linh added.

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