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Hue Festival 2022 opens with glamor show

The week-long Hue Festival 2022 was kicked off on June 25 evening by a unique art programme and Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional gown) show.

With the theme "Cultural heritage with integration and development", the opening ceremony of Hue Festival 2022 took place at Ngo Mon Square, attracting thousands of visitors.

The opening ceremony introduced cultural values and identities of the Hue ancient capital city, and Thua Thien-Hue province at large, which is striving to grow further, to visitors.

Hue Festival aims to promote Vietnamese and Hue culture and the tourism-socio-economic development of Thua Thien-Hue Province. The event will be a chance to introduce to international visitors UNESCO heritages of the old capital of Vietnam, including Hue Complex of Monuments, Hue Royal Court Music, Woodblocks of Nguyen Dynasty, Nguyen Dynasty's royal documents and the royal literature on Hue royal architecture.

It gathers nearly 400 performers of 15 domestic troupes and international art troupes from seven countries.

The festival features a wide range of events including an art programme at the opening ceremony of the festival, a street carnival and a music programme featuring famous song by composer Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001).

Other activities will be organised before, during and after the Hue festival including a food festival, a hot air balloon festival, Vietnam Summer Fair 2022 and a SUP (Standup Paddle Board) rowing competition. The events will take place in various locations along the Huong River.

The Hue Festival 2022 will last until June 30 with eight major programmes and many sidelines events. 

Some pictures of the opening ceremony of Hue Festival 2022:

Quang Thanh - Thanh Thao - Thuy Nga

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