Largest carp lantern in Vietnam recognized

(VOV) - The carp lantern set to debut on August 20 at Vincom Mega Mall – Times City in Hanoi has officially been recognised by the Vietnam Guinness Record as the largest in the nation.

Over 5,000 lights in the huge lantern –15m high and 32m long – are choreographed to blink to joyful Mid-autumn festival melodies as a herd of colourful smaller carp swirl around it symbolizing "Lý Ngư Vọng Nguyệt" (Carp Looking at the Moon).

It took more than 100 artisans 18 days to make the lantern.

A ceremony to present the Vietnam Guinness Record grants record certification is set for August 21 at the Times City Mall.