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.



  • 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 Festival 2018

    Hue Festival 2018

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 25,2018 10:12 AM

    Themed ‘Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development; Hue - One Destination, Five World Heritages’, the Hue Festival 2018 commemorates the cultural and historical milestones of Vietnam and Thua Thien Hue province, in particular the 230th anniversary of the Nguyen Hue Emperor’s Coronation at Ban Mount (1788), the 25th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition in 1993 of the Complex of Hue Monuments as a World Cultural Heritage Site, and the 15th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition in 2003 of Hue Court Music as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The festival will showcase stunning artistic performances representing the different cultures of Vietnam and of dozens of countries around the world. It showcases the essence of Hue’s cultural and artistic values, inspired by UNESCO-recognised world heritages including the Complex of Hue Monuments, Hue Court Music, Woodblocks (2010) and the Imperial Archives (2014) of the Nguyen Dynasty, and the poetry of royal architectural works (2016). A variety of superb traditional and contemporary artistic performances will be staged inside the Citadel, An Dinh Palace and other venues in the city.

    Hue Festival 2018 will again hold the spectacle ‘Hue Royal Inspiration’, together with programs introducing the essence of Hue folk arts and royal art, as well as Buddhist cultural events, a national competition in Hat van and Chau van (spiritual singing) and street performances themed ‘Cultural Colours’. A wide range of stirring programs and community events such as exhibitions, traditional sampan races, kite flying, calligraphy demonstrations and displays, art installations, street art, conferences, workshops, an international trade fair, sporting activities, a cuisine fair and sightseeing tours, among others, will take place during the six days of the festival.

  • Hue looks to become ‘food capital’

    Hue looks to become ‘food capital’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 04,2018 10:36 AM

    Authorities in the central province of Thua Thien Hue are to invest more than VND12.4 billion ($542,500) to build a brand name for Hue dishes in 2018-2020. The move is significant as many Hue dishes found in restaurants and eateries are inauthentic because they are not prepared in the proper way or are made with the wrong ingredients. More than 1,000 Hue-style dishes are being preserved at present. Hue is best known for is elegant royal cuisine, which was served to emperors under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). Some Hue dishes have been listed as the country’s best by the Vietnam Record Book Centre (Vietkings), such as bún bò (beef noodles), cơm hến (rice with mussels), bánh bèo (rice cake with grilled shrimp), mè xửng (sesame candy), and tôm chua (pickled shrimp), among others.

  • Aid helping Thua Thien Hue develop traditional crafts

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:04 AM

    Central Thua Thien Hue province has recently received a financial aid package of $29,000 from an individual in the UK to help develop its traditional craft products. The aid will be used for marketing activities and product development at traditional craft villages in the province in addition to maintaining the exhibition of craft products at the Hue Centre for Economic Development and Cultural Preservation. The province plans to invest VND144.3 trillion ($6.35 billion) in developing craft villages to 2020, with a focus on vocational training, developing new crafts, and expanding consumption markets. Craft villages will be restored or improved, such as Hue copper casting village, Phuoc Tich pottery village, My Xuyen wood carving village, Sinh folk painting village, Thuy Thanh conical hat village, and Zeng weaving village.

  • 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.

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