Thu Le is an agricultural village but it is famous for such cultural works as pagodas and communal houses. It is also famous for Ngu Hanh Temple built to worship Princess Huyen Tran during the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) who followed her husband to reclaim new lands in the South. There is also Van Thanh Temple [...]
This year’s festival will bring together many typical artisans from many provinces and cities across the country including Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Ha Giang, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Quang Nam, An Giang and Ninh Thuan. The 2013 Traditional Craft Festival, themed ‘Quintessence of Vietnamese Crafts’, will be held along the banks of Huong River in the [...]
No description of Hue “imperial cuisine” is complete without some mention of Emperor Tự Đức who famously demanded that every meal consist of 50 dishes prepared by 50 cooks . Few note that Tự Đức insisted upon these elaborate feasts during times of famine and pestilence or that his cooks stole what they wanted from [...]
According to the Thua Thien – Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the first quarter of 2014, the province attracted 650,662 tourist arrivals, increasing by 2.3 percent over the same period last year. Of this, foreign arrivals were 271,365, increasing by 2.1 percent; domestic 379,397 and 2 percent, and over-night 397,603. Those tourists [...]
The 21-kilometer-long mountain pass can look like both viewed from a plane, but then I suppose it is up to the imagination of the observer. The Hai Van Pass in Central of Vietnam is often described as a giant white linen that swings through forests, rocks and blankets of clouds on the sides of the [...]
Thanks to the long precious history, Hue has integrated material and spiritual values, which become its own unique special culture. On December 11th, 1993, it was classified by UNESCO as the world cultural heritage.