Beautiful Vietnam
Hue Festival: Arts performances impress visitors
  • | Nhan Dan | May 02, 2016 06:30 PM

A number of arts performances by both domestic and foreign artists took place at different stages of the ongoing Hue Festival in the central province of ThuaThien-Hue on May 1, leaving a strong impression on both locals and visitors.

At DienTho Palace, performances of Vietnamese traditional music, including nha nhac (royal court music) – a UNESCO-recognised world intangible heritage, ca tru (ceremonial singing), and bai choi performances (a traditional Vietnamese game combining folklore singing and drawing from a deck of cards), attracted a lot of spectators.

 

Visitors to the festival were further impressed by programmes conducted by five art troupes from France, especially a street parade of a 7.5m-high puppet of the troupe L’HommeDebout.

Meanwhile, artists from Russia entertained visitors with a fine repertoire of the country’s folk songs at the KienTrung palace stage.

Earlier on April 30, an ao dai (traditional long dress) festival, themed ‘Where the Legend Begins’, took place at the BiaQuoc Hoc stage, drawing a crowd of thousands.

More than 10 designers from the three northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam introduced their impressive collections to a large audience.

Within the framework of the event, the provincial authorities decided to use cyclos as a form of transport to serve tourists.

According to the local Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the locality welcomed 1.1 million tourist arrivals in the first four months of 2016, up 12.6% year-on-year, of which 397,770 wereforeigners.

It earned more than VND1 trillion (US$45 million) from tourism services throughout the period.

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