TAG : Thua Thien Hue

  • Fighting feel

    Fighting feel

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

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  • Hue looks to become ‘food capital’

    Hue looks to become ‘food capital’

    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.

  • Puppetry and traditional arts theatre to open in Thua Thien Hue

    Puppetry and traditional arts theatre to open in Thua Thien Hue

     A puppet and traditional art theatre costing VND6.9 billion ($305,000) is to be built in the central province of Thua Thien Hue this year to boost local tourism development. On an area of 900 sq m, the theatre will be capable of seating 150 visitors and is expected to help diversify entertainment activities for local people and tourists, with water puppetry and traditional Hue art performances. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter and be completed in the second quarter.

  • 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.

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  • Hue Festival 2018

    Hue Festival 2018

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Ironwood pedestrian street being built in Hue

    A 380-metre ironwood pedestrian street is under construction along the banks of the Huong River, one of the most popular destinations in the former imperial city of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province, with sponsorship from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and connecting Nguyen Dinh Chieu pedestrian mall with Ly Tu Trong Park. Costing over VND60 billion ($2.6 million), the street will be accompanied by elegant designs of a port, a lotus pond, and a small square, among others. Its ironwood floor does not distort in hot and humid weather and is suitable with the city’s landscape, according to KOICA.

  • Houses of worship

    Houses of worship

    Vietnam boasts a host of cathedrals from the north to the south.

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