Destinations

Thu Le ancient village

Thu Le ancient village

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 [...]
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Culture

Traditional craft festival 2013 in Hue

Traditional craft festival 2013 in Hue

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 [...]
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Cuisine

Hue specialitites - The baron of bánh bèo and The high-priestess of cơm hến

Hue specialitites – The baron of bánh bèo and The high-priestess of cơm hến

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 [...]
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Hue travel news

Hue attracts 650,000 tourists in Q1

Hue attracts 650,000 tourists in Q1

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 [...]
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Hue Blog

Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass

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 [...]
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