This weekend Hanoians will experience a much more pleasant weather compared to the rainy weekdays. There will be only scattered thunderstorms in and out these days, with chance of precipitation hitting at 40%. However the hot weather still persists with heat index rising as high as 38C. There are a number of exciting events awaiting you this weekend, namely screening of the offbeat, inspirational documentary American Movie at Goethe Institute tonight, the free Australian contemporary dancing performance at the Youth Theatre or a special tribute night to Serge Gainsbourg at L’Espace on Saturday night.
Hanoi weather forecast June 18-24 (Source: Google)
Ho Chi Minh City
The weather forecast doesn’t bode well for Ho Chi Minh City this weekend, with scattered thunderstorms and showers in the morning and partly to mostly cloudy skies in the evening. Chance of rain rise to as high as 60%, but luckily the temperature just hovers around 31C to 33C. Don’t let the unpromising prevent you from getting a blast this weekend, however. A show called “The Soul of Vietnam” will be performed at Ho Chi Minh Opera House to give uninitiated foreigners a glance at the best of Vietnamese culture. You are also welcome to the screening of four films on the theme of Red River by aspiring independent filmmakers at Decibel Lounge.
HCMC weather forecast June 18-24 (Source: Google)
This weekend Danang sky will be ridden with scattered thunderstorms and mostly clouds. Temperature will be also not pleasant either, with heat index rising up to 37C. However locals and tourists in Danang will be compensated with a low humidity of 40%, much milder than the humidity in Hanoi. If you want to go somewhere, the Marble Mountain is never an outdated option, with various stunning caves and gorgeous view from the top of the mountain. Alternatively if you feel in the mood for authentic adventure, hit to Hai Van Pass, which is supposed to be the most scenic route in Vietnam.
Danang weather forecast June 18-24 (Source: Google)
Ho Dynasty Citadel to be recognized as world heritage
On June 16, a ceremony to celebrate the event that Ho Dynasty Citadel has officially titled as World Heritage was organized in Thanh Hoa Province, with attendance of representative from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam’s government and UNESCO in Vietnam. Ho Dynasty citadel is located in Thanh Hoa Province and considered one of the most unique royal cities in the history of Vietnam representing a new style of architecture on imperial construction. This is the fifth historical relics in Vietnam recognized as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Cuisine festival of central provinces to be held in Hue City
In response to the National Tourism Year of North-Central-Hue 2012, central province’s cuisine festival is projected to be organized in Hue City from June 28 to July 1. Participating in this event are not only special dishes from central provinces, but also food from other regions in Vietnam, including Northwest, Mekong Delta or Central Highland.
Hanoi Imperial Citadel to become historical park
Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved proposal of Hanoi tourism administration to transform Thang Long Imperial Citadel and Hoang Dieu Archaeological Site to a historical park. The transformation includes detailed plan to not only protect original elements of the two locations, but also combine current architecture of them with adjacent destinations to be an integrated tourism complex.
Hue authorities to invest on covering Hue City with free Wi-fi signal
The people committee of Hue City has agreed with project of VNPT Thua Thien Hue to cover Hue City with free wi-fi access. When the project is initiated, dozens of wi-fi access points are planned to be installed in many public locations inside the city, including bus and train station, tourism attractions or hospital. Predicted budget for the project is about VND 20billion, and funded by VNPT Thue Thien Hue.