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Hue Festival 2012

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The "Oriental night" program (Photo:
The "Oriental night" program (Photo:
At the beginning of the national tourism year of the Northern Central Coastal region, Hue Festival 2012 was held in Thua Thien Hue province from April 7th to April 15th, 2012. The special cultural event themed "Cultural heritages with integration and development - the destination of historical cities" was an impressive start to the "Heritage tourism" journey 2012.

Hue Festival 2012 gathered 65 art troupes across Vietnam and 27 foreign countries. There were 189 shows held in 29 stages and over 60 sideline activities. Within the framework of Hue Festival 2012, the 13th annual conference of the League of Historical Cities with the participation of 80 member cities from 55 countries and territories was also held.

Chairman of the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province Nguyen Van Cao speaks at the opening art program (Photo:

Among 180.000 visitors to Hue city this occasion, there were 80.000 foreign tourists, a year-on-year increase of 62% and an increase of 54,2% compared to Hue Festival 2010. Unlike previous seasons, the number of visitors steadily increased on the last days of the event, showing the attraction of this special cultural festival. Over 50,000 tickets and invitations were distributed. Besides, the event also attracted 700 journalists from 124 domestic and foreign news agencies.

The performance from Russian art troupe (Photo:

Hue Festival 2012 is one of the events taking place within the national tourism year of the Northern Central Coastal region 2012 as well as an important milestone marking the solidarity of potential provinces/cities, domestic and foreign organizations for an advanced tourism reflecting national identity, cultural heritages with integration and development.

The performance from South Korean art troupe (Photo:
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