Published: 12:07, May 12, 2024 | Updated: 17:55, May 12, 2024
HK drone show spectacular delights crowds
By Wang Zhan
A drone light show featuring traditional Chinese culture is on the sky in Hong Kong, May 11, 2024.  (PHOTO / XINHUA)

HONG KONG – Crowds of tourists and locals flocked to the Wan Chai harbourfront on Saturday night and watched 1,000 drones take flight and form patterns in the sky to celebrate the Cheung Chau Bun Festival and the birthday of the Buddha.

The 10-minute spectacle, which started at 8 pm, awed the onlookers as the drones formed dynamic and intricate patterns that resembled a lion, a temple, and the iconic bun tower of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, on the eve of Mother's Day.

The tourism board said the next drone show spectacular is scheduled on June 10 with a different exciting theme

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The event, organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, also gave free ice cream for members of the crowd to enjoy as they watched the captivating drone show over scenic Victoria Harbour.

Hong Kong will mark the birthday of the Buddha with a public holiday on Wednesday. The Cheung Chau Bun Festival, which marks the end of spring, also falls on the same day.

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The tourism board said the next drone show spectacular is scheduled on June 10 with a different exciting theme.