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LET”S EXPERIENCE HUE FESTIVAL 2011: The rendezvous for Ancient Cities and World Cultural Heritages

Like the Avignon Festival of France, Adelaide Festival of Australia, Edinburgh Festival of the United Kingdom, Hue Festival, staged in Hue - Vietnam’s ancient capital, is preparing for its biennial cultural and tourism event.

To promote the continued success of this nationwide and world-class cultural event from the Festivals of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and together with the goal of improving arts quality and professionalization, Hue is ready to welcome hundreds of thousands domestic and international visitors to Hue Festival 2011, to be held from June 29 to May 3, 2011 in its beautiful and ancient city. (Hue Festival 2010 attracted 1.5 million visitors, 700,000 of which were foreigners from 75 nations and territories).

The charming and alluring space of Hue Citadel by night will continue to serve as the centre of Hue Festival. Here, visitors will be able to admire diverse arts performances, the royal palace by night, attend banquets, watch exciting and smart royal games. In addition to the Citadel, the countryside and many other places within Hue City, including An Dinh Palace, Nguyen Van Troi Park, Thuong Bac Park, 3-2 Park, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Pedestrian path, Thuan An Resort, Lang Co Beach, Thanh Toan Tile Roofed Bridge, Phuoc Tich Pottery Village in Phong Dien District, Nam Dong Town, A Luoi District, the Memorial Park of the nation’s hero Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue, the Huyen Tran Princess sacred precinct, and other locations will also serve as festival venues with splendid, magnificent and lively arts performances, traditional playgrounds, gastronomy areas from early morning until late at night.    

The Hue Festival 2011 will take place on June 29 at the Ngo Mon Square and the closing ceremony on May 3, 2011 on the Huong River with innovative and impressive performances. In order to warm up and welcome Hue Festival 2011, the most fascinating, interesting and diverse forms of fringe activities will take place prior to the opening ceremony.

Hue Festival 2011 will be a show place for the most exceptional art performances in Vietnam, especially Hue royal arts and other exotic performances from different Vietnamese sub-cultures; arts performances with cultural nuances of the five continents represented by many countries and territories from around the world (including France (main partner), Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mexico, Mongolia, Russia, Senegal, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, etc). Hue Festival 2011 will continue the tradition of re-enacting unique royal festivities of Hue Ancient Capital with large scale, well-staged and interesting performances. The Festival will include the participation of a great number of artists, actors and the public in the Nam Giao Offering Ritual, Royal Palace by Night, and Legend of Huong River.

Hue Festival 2011 will include a performance of the ‘Itinerary to reclaim the country’s land to the South’ on stage,  and re-enact the ‘Navy manoeuvre under Nguyen Lords’, and others. The Ao Dai Fashion Show will be a special program within a glamorous and great setting, showing colorful designs against the charming and elegant features of Hue ancient city. ‘The Oriental Night’ will display the splendid beauty and the uniqueness of Asian ethnic costumes. ‘Hue traditional wedding’ will be a connection to the gastronomy festival serving ‘Hue vegetarian dishes’, and much more, with an aim to entice tourists to try Hue cuisine.

From the mysterious Citadel to local neighborhoods, from temples, palaces, tombs to ancient towns and trade villages of Hue, a large number of tourists, cultural and diverse festival activities will take place. Tourists will have a chance to discover diversified living arts of the Hue people, enjoy fantastic tours to communities and lagoons such as ‘One day, one night, one adventure’, ‘Tam Giang, Sun and Wind’, ‘Discovering Green Nam Dong’, and others. They can make pilgrimages to Hue’s famous pagodas, wallow in traditional and folk festivals, visit the mysterious tombs of Kings, poetic landscapes of the ancient capital, and enjoy Hue’s delicious food and beautiful music on the romantic Huong River.

Hue Festival 2011 promises to be a season of festivities with new, special       and impressive activities for tourists from far and near.        
Welcome to Hue Festival 2011 for the experience of exciting adventures and charming discoveries.


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