Thua Thien Hue

  • Leafy LIVING

    Leafy LIVING

    Through the ravages of war, weather, and time, the most beautiful garden house in Hue remains mostly intact and is one of the city’s greatest attractions.

  • Steeped in THE PAST

    Steeped in THE PAST

    A trip to Hue gives visitors a sense of Vietnam’s history not found elsewhere.

  • Befuddling & bewildering

    Befuddling & bewildering

    For reasons not entirely clear, a lot of expats are moving to clean and serene central Vietnam.

  • Vietnam Golf Coast a unique destination

    Vietnam Golf Coast a unique destination

    Seven courses in central Vietnam join hands to form new golf-specific destination, from Hoi An through Da Nang to Hue.

  • Prestigious golf tournament hosted at Laguna Lăng Cô

    Prestigious golf tournament hosted at Laguna Lăng Cô

    The world-class integrated resort Laguna Lăng Cô recently joined with Hieu ve trai tim (Understanding the Heart Fund) and the Vietnam Golf Association to host the Swing for the Heart 2018 golf tournament.

 

Out & About

  • Fighting feel

    Fighting feel

    Open since 1994, DMZ was the first Western-style bar in Hue for expats and tourists.

  • Spilling out

    Spilling out

    In the highest building in the city centre at the intersection of three pedestrian streets and on three levels, Xa Ban is a bar to sit and enjoy the animated ambiance at night from high above, especially on the weekends.

  • Imperious setting

    Imperious setting

    Ideally located on the 16th storey of a hotel right in the city centre, the Imperial Rooftop Bar is the highest spot from which to view Hue from above.

 

Pictorials

  • Regal residence

    Regal residence

    Of the myriad aspects of cultural heritage belonging to the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the residences in Hue are unique architectural works, expressing harmony between nature and people and where the hidden art of royal architecture in Hue is expressed.

Bits & Pieces

  • Hue turns on the lights

    Hue turns on the lights

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:30 AM

    The former imperial capital of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien Hue has lit up its streets and tourist destinations on weekend nights to attract more visitors. Some 12,000 bulbs will be changed and 5,000 new ones added to the city’s parks, along the Huong (Perfume) River, and new residential areas and tourist sites. It also recently launched a project to illuminate ‘Ky dai Hue’ (Hue Flag Tower) with 1,000 LED bulbs, as part of activities to preserve and promote the historical value of the tower. Around 22,000 LED bulbs will be installed in the city’s public spaces.

  • Sankofa Village Hill Resort and Spa

    Sankofa Village Hill Resort and Spa

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 02,2019 02:27 PM

    Open since April, the Sankofa Village Hill Resort and Spa is hidden among hills of pine trees overlooking the Perfume (Huong) River in Hue, surrounded by waterways and rice fields and just 12 km from the city center.

    With a nature-inspired concept, the 32-ha property has 97 beautifully-furnished, well-appointed bungalows made from wood and rattan, with exquisite facilities including a large outdoor pool on a hill, a state-of-the-art spa, a dining experience on par with the best restaurants to be found, and a Cultural Village, where antique values are preserved. A visit to Sankofa Village is like experiencing a different world altogether.

    The resort is offering a special summer package for VND3.8 million per night in a villa on a pine tree-covered hill for two adults and one child (under six years of age).

    SANKOFA VILLAGE HILL RESORT AND SPA

    Address: 8 Ngoc Ho, Huong Ho, Huong Tra Dist., Thua Thien Hue Province

    Email: info@sankofavillage.com.vn

    Website: www.sankofavillage.com.vn

    Tel: (0234) 377 7999

  • Thua Thien Hue developing traditional crafts

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 05,2019 09:41 AM

    The central province of Thua Thien Hue will expand its traditional handicraft and craft villages in a manner that harmonizes economic development and building new-style rural areas. Under planning to 2020 and vision to 2025, attention will be paid to the restoration of several craft villages like Thanh Tien village, which makes paper flowers, the Pho Trach mattress-making village, and villages with traditional “ao dai” tailoring and lacquer making, among others. Further efforts will be made to protect Zeng weaving of the Ta Oi ethnic minority in Nam Dong and A Luoi districts, which was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2017. The province will also support craft villages in applying advanced technology into production to improve product quality and develop villages with competitive advantages that can generate jobs for local residents. Thua Thien Hue is currently home to 86 villages that focus on 57 traditional handicrafts and crafts. These villages have helped increase local incomes while pushing the restructuring of the rural economy towards industrialization and modernization.

  • Royal Medical Hall opens in Hue

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2019 10:03 AM

    Dai Nam Thai Y Duong (Dai Nam Royal Medical Hall) was opened recently at 2 Doan Thi Diem Street in the central city of Hue as a new tourist site introducing traditional Hue medicine and recreating royal medicine prescriptions and treatment from the olden days.

    Visitors can learn about the history of Hue medicine in the ancient oriental medicine space in a “Ruong” house (Vietnamese wooden house) and local herbal remedies used in oriental medicine.

    They can also undertake an examination and treatment by royal physicians, who prepare necessary medicines for any ailments found, as well as enjoy royal tea and explore the process of making traditional essential oils for therapy.

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