Vietnam Festivals – HUE FESTIVAL 2010

by Dwight

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

With the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development” and in celebrating the Millennium Anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi, Hue Festival 2010 is going to be a grand, impressive and spectacular event with hundreds of exceptional cultural and tourism programs to enhance the unique cultural values of Vietnam and Hue ancient capital. The Festival will promisingly be a rendezvous for ancient cities and world – cultural – heritage cities, a prominent arts and cultural forum of Vietnam and the region, in association with the expansion of international exchanges, socio-economic development and the promotion of Vietnamese tourism development.

To promote the continued success of this nationwide and world-class cultural event from the Festivals of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 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 2010, to be held from June 5 to 13, 2010 in its beautiful and ancient city. (Hue Festival 2008 attracted 150,000 domestic and 30,000 international visitors 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 satellite towns 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.

Hue Festival 2010 opening ceremony will be on June 5, 2010 at the Ngo Mon Square and the closing ceremony on June 13, 2010 on the Huong River with innovative and impressive performances. In order to warm up and welcome Hue Festival 2010, the most fascinating, interesting and diverse forms of fringe activities will take place prior to the opening ceremony.

Hue Festival 2010 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, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mexico, Mongolia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of America, etc.). Hue Festival 2010 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. On the occasion of the Millennium Anniversary of Thang Long and the historical event where
Nguyen Phuc Lan Lord selected Kim Long to be the capital city of the Southern Kingdom, Hue Festival 2010 will include a performance of the ‘Itinerary to reclaim the country’s land” on stage, and re-enact the ‘Navy manoeuvre under the dynasty of Nguyen Phuc Lan Lord’, 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 craft villages of Hue, a large number of tourist, 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 ‘Lang Co – the World’s Most Beautiful Bay’, ‘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.

Welcome to Hue Festival 2010 for the experience of exciting adventures and charming discoveries.

Hue Festival 2010

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