At 20:00 pm April 12th 2014, the opening ceremony of the 8th Festival Hue with the theme of the Ancient Citadel convergence and shine was celebrated at Ngo Mon Square. It is the prelude to a series of cultural events held until April 20th 2014.
In the framework of Festival Hue 2014, on April 15th, the Hue International Food Festival 2014 was officially inaugurated in Phu Xuan Park by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The festival will take place until 19th April.
As expected, on April 15th 2014, “the Royal night”, a program in the framework of Festival Hue 2014 has been celebrated for tourists to experience and explore lives of Kings inside the Forbidden City in ancient times.
On April 15th, at An Dinh palace, the music festival in the framework of Festival Hue was celebrated with the attendance of many troupes over the world, especially the Australian band Deep Blue. It gave audiences an extremely impressive music show.
On April 19, in Hue City, the sixth Ministerial Conference in charge of ASEAN’s Culture and Art took place, representatives of Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, and China discussed relevant issues, and awarded the title “ASEAN City of Culture” to Hue.
In the evening of April 20th, Festival Hue 2014 with the topic of “Cultural Heritage with integration and development” ended after 9 days of taking place. The closing ceremony is held in Gia Dinh Park, Hue City.
Festival Hue 2014 has ended but echoes of the festival still remains in the heart of local people as well as tourists from all around the world. Beside the success of the festival, there are many stories about silent dedication which have not been told.
In the first 5 months of this year, Hue tourism has welcomed 1.04 million tourists, of which 413 thousand are international tourists, increasing 13% compared to that of the same period in 2013.