Hue Festival 2018 opens

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The 10th Hue Festival 2018 opened at Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) Square in Hue City at 8 p.m. on April 27.

At the opening ceremony photo: SGGP

At the opening ceremony photo: SGGP

A special art performance themed “Hue- the shining land of heritages” featured traditional and cultural values of Hue, the regions across the country and foreign countries worldwide, and a firework display off the festival.
The capital's biggest int’l event under theme of “Cultural heritage with integration and development, Hue - one destination five heritage properties" includes a series of cultural activities with the participation of 39 local and international art troupes, including 15 domestic groups and 24 foreign troupes of 19 countries and territories.
Highlights of the activities are Royal banquet, street festival, a concert marking musician Trinh Cong Son's death anniversary, Rural Market on Festive Day in Huong Thuy district, and a special art performance presenting the building of the capital and implementation of the country's sovereignty, unity of whole nation
The 2018 Hue Festival would be a venue for international arts exchanges between countries. The biennial festival aims to promote Vietnamese and Hue culture and the tourism-socio-economic development of Thua Thien-Hue Province, said the organization board.
The event will be also a chance to introduce to international visitors the UNESCO heritages of the old capital of Vietnam, including Hue Complex of Monuments, Hue Royal Court Music, Woodblocks of Nguyen Dynasty, Nguyen Dynasty's royal documents and the royal literature on Hue royal architecture.
The local authorities has offered around 10,500 rooms to national and international visitors in 575 hotels, ensuring that the accommodation needs to travelers are met.

By VAN THANG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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