Hue festival 2014 leaves deep impression on tourists

Hue festival 2014 (Photo: Quoc Viet/VNA)

On the evening of April 20, Hue festival 2014 closed after nine days of animated festivities in the ancient city of Hue, in the central province of ThuaThien-Hue, leaving deep impressionson Vietnamese and foreign tourists. During 9 days, the festival attracted a record number of 2.4 million visitors including 100,000 foreign tourists from 115 countries, up 25% from last year. Diverse activities including the 6th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA 6), the … [Read more...]

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The biennial cultural Hue Festival bid farewell to thousands of visitors at the closing ceremony yesterday evening.

Hue Festival wraps up with colourful shows With shows by Vietnamese and foreign artists, including those from Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines on a stage set on the riverbank, the ceremony ended the nine-day festival with numerous shows, exhibitions, folk games and street parades. The former Imperial City, which hosted at least eight shows each night, might have been the most busy location during the festival with its key shows, including Royal Palace at Night, Oriental Night, … [Read more...]

Israeli band to perform in Ha Noi tonight

Tararam will perform at the Au Co Theatre, Ha Noi, tonight. — File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Israeli band Tararam will perform tonight in Ha Noi to celebrate the bilateral ties between Israel and Viet Nam. Tararam will play original Israeli rhythms with a synchronised orchestra of recycled instruments. In its single-show performance at the Au Co Theatre, the Israeli artists will produce extraordinary sounds from everyday objects for the Vietnamese audience. The various percussion instruments that will be used include tin cans, metal and plastic barrels, wooden … [Read more...]

Hue Festival 2014 ends

A special art performance in the closing ceremony (Photo: Sggp)

The closing ceremony for the Hue Festival 2014 was held on the bank of the Huong River on April 20. An art troupe from Bong Sen Traditional Song and Dance Theater, the Phong Lan Group, and art troupes from Singapore, the Philippines, and Malaysia performed at the ceremony. The festival was an impressive, friendly, safe, and humane event, said Standing Deputy Chairman of the province's People's Committee Ngo Hoa. He was head of the festival's organization board. The ending ceremony's art … [Read more...]

Huong river shines in the closing ceremony of Hue Festival

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(VOV) -A unique art performance on the evening of April 20 marked the closing of the nine-day Hue Festival 2014, leaving the Huong (Perfume) River glimmering with the reflections of overhead fireworks displays. Truong Tien bridge sparkleswith 3,000 candles Gastronomy from the Royal Palace of Hue Hue spotlighted in colourful roadshow The programme was part of a grand ceremony held at Gia Hoi Park that drew the participation of hundreds of artists and models. Dozens of beautiful models … [Read more...]

Festival Hue 2014 Kicks off

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Festival Hue is a great opportunity for national culture to converge and shine, as well as cultural exchange with other nations around the world.

The Hue Festival 2014 themed "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development" opens at 20:00 on April 12. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and high-ranking officials of the Party and Government attended the event. The ancient imperial city is home to important national cultural values including the Complex of Hue Monuments recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 and "Nha Nhac" (Hue's Royal Court Music) recognised in 2005 by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and … [Read more...]

Art Exhibition “Transcendence”

Artwork by Giuseppe Strano Spitù.

(Cinet)- In the framework of "Italy- Vietnam 2014", exhibition "Transcendence" with the participation of Italian sculptor Giuseppe Strano Spitù and two Vietnamese artists, Bang Sy Truc and Vu Pham Truong Minh officially opened on April 18. The common features of the three artists' techniques, beyond the differences in the educational and cultural backgrounds and creative styles, lay in the search of a path toward a free artistic expression, a transcendence beyond "the chaos of psychological … [Read more...]

Hue Festival wraps up with colourful shows

Closing: With shows by Vietnamese and foreign artists on a stage set on the riverbank, the closing ceremony ended the nine-day Hue Festival. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu

by Phuoc Buu THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) — The biennial cultural Hue Festival bid farewell to thousands of visitors at the closing ceremony yesterday evening. With shows by Vietnamese and foreign artists, including those from Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines on a stage set on the riverbank, the ceremony ended the nine-day festival with numerous shows, exhibitions, folk games and street parades. The former Imperial City, which hosted at least eight shows each night, might have been the … [Read more...]

Traditional boat race for 2014 Hue Festival held

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PANO - A traditional boat race was held on Huong River in Hue city, Thua Thien-Hue province, on April 19th to welcome the ongoing 2014 Hue Festival. The competition attracted over 300 rowers from 9 teams in districts to compete the men's and women's categories. Besides, thousands of locals and tourists gathered along the river banks to watch the race. Team from Huong Vinh commune, Huong Tra district, ranked first. The event is to promote the sporting spirit, and select the best … [Read more...]