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Hue’s Thai Hoa Palace to undergo restoration

The throne of the emperors under the Nguyen Dynasty (1803 – 1945) in Thai Hoa Palace will be moved to a safe place to make room for restoration of the interior of the palace from now to August 10, according…

Dong Ba Market – one of symbols of the poetic city of Hue

Situated on Tran Hung Dao Street along Perfume River, Hue City, and about 100m to the north of Truong Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market is the largest and most popular market in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Under the reign of King…

Folk Paintings

Folk paintings are a combination of traditional cultural values with ancient artistic methods that have been created through the labour of past generations. There are two types of Vietnamese folk paintings, Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) paintings and worshipping paintings. …

Nha nhac, Vietnamese Court Music – An Intangible Cultural Heritage

On November 7, 2003, UNESCO bestowed world heritage status on 28 relics of nations as masterpieces of oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Among the 11 masterpieces of Asia, nha nhac (royal music) represents the first intangible legacy of Viet…

Vietnam Visa exemption extended for five European countries

The Government has agreed to extend a visa exemption policy for citizens from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Accordingly, Viet Nam will grant visa exemptions to citizens from the…

Hai Van Pass viewed from train

Many like to travel by train from Hue to Danang to contemplate Hai Van Pass which is one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam.

Nine ideal tourist destinations in Hue

Tam Giang – Cau Hai Lagoon This lagoon system which spans over 70km and covers more than 22,000 hectares is the largest in all of Southeast Asia. The brackish coastal lagoon is fed by four different rivers (O Lau, Bo,…

Cool climate at Bach Ma Park

Bach Ma National Park is considered one of the mountainous areas known for the most comfortable atmosphere in Indochina. At 1,450 meters above sea level, Bach Ma Mountain in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue is a familiar destination for…

Saving Hue’s architectural legacy

Hue is conducting repairs on a residency belonging to a former princess, using local government funds. The home is not listed alongside protected imperial buildings, but it stands for the outstanding garden houses that the city considers its architectural legacy….

Blooming lotus enlightens Hue summer

During Vietnam’s imperial era, the country’s old capital, Hue, became home to many lotus ponds grown to fit the needs of the royal family. For instance, a special type of tea served to Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945) kings was processed by…

Hue Festival

Hue Festival is a big cultural event of Hue City that is held every two years. There is a week (usually in April, May or June) for each festival season which is the occasion to honor cultural and historical values…

Private toilets open their doors to tourists for free in Hue

Visitors can now relieve themselves in many offices, hotels and restaurants in Hue without charge or embarrassment. “Seeing all the ‘free toilet’ signs outside the cafés and restaurants makes me excited about tourism in Hue. It will make visitors like…

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