The festival is going on for 9 days, from 7/4 – 15/4/2012 in the ancient capital of Hue. Festival Hue 2012 is also the first major event to raise the curtain for Vietnamese National Tourism Year 2012. The theme of this upcoming festival is “Cultural heritage and integration and development – The venue of historic cities”.
Besides Vietnamese art and musical performances, and Hue’s Royal art shows, this year’s event will welcome more than 30 art troupes from all the five continents. World-class artists from these troupes are expected to bring to Vietnam the quintessence of their native cultures, highlighted by special street arts of each nation, which are carefully selected from major international festivals.
Special musical performance with "Ao Dai" during Festival Hue
Integrating with Festival Hue 2012 is a chain of fabulous events that have been recognized by Vietnamese public for many years such as “Duyen Dang Viet Nam 2012”; “Sao Mai Diem Hen 2012”; national professional drama festival; Vesak Festival 2012; Hue Lantern Festival 2012 and Bach Ma Mountain climbing tournament.
Glistening night of Lantern Festival
Festival Hue 2010 saw the participation of more than 3 million people in all its activities, and more than 130.000 tourists attended; of which 30.000 are foreign visitors. Hue authorities also decided to upgrade its Phu Ba airport and the local system of accommodation in an effort to deliver the best service quality to visitors during the festival. The city now has 200 hotels, 140 inns that offer 11.000 rooms in total.
The ancient capital of Hue
has a long history of more than 700 years. The city plays a critical role in preserving and promoting Vietnamese culture and heritages and is home to hundreds of sophisticated architectures, stunning landscape and a distinctive royal gastronomy scene.