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Fifteen years since Hue city won global recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city’s internationally-renowned annual festival has been getting bigger and better. This year’s celebration, already in full swing, is no exception.
A special concert by Italian musician Davide Mancini on June 13 at the French Cultural Centre, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi will close the Italian Cultural Season in Vietnam entitled “Women, the Passion”.
The Hue Festival 2008 in central Thua Thien-Hue province by June 7 had welcome close to 56,000 visitors, including 13,200 foreigners.
Yesterday, an ao dai (Viet Nam’s traditional long gown) fashion show took place in the former Hue Hotel'>Imperial hue city as part of an ongoing biennial Hue Festival and attracted around 10,000 visitors including thousands of foreign tourists.
Representatives of the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHAK), the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Samsung Electronics Viet nam donated digital products to the Hue Centre for Monuments Conservation (HCMC) last Saturday.
Puppeteers from the Central Puppetry Theatre have performed at the Asia-Pacific UNESCO Congress taking place in Bulacan, in the Philippines.
The opening ceremony of Hue Festival 2008 took place on Tuesday in Ngo Mon Square. Pomp and color on a Majestic scale was used top promote the unique cultural heritage of Hue and Viet nam
A series of art performances marked the opening ceremony of the nine-day Hue Festival at Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) Square last night.
The Vietnam Musical Institute has just carried out a project to investigate ca tru cultural heritage. On this occasion, a reporter from Nhan Dan Newspaper interviewed Prof. Le Van Toan, deputy head of the Vietnam National Musical Institute, about problems relating to ca tru.
Under the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, the fifth Festival Hue kicked off on the evening of June 3 with colours of cultures symbolising the ancient capital of Hue (Vietnam) and some countries in the world.

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