Among the specialties of the ancient city of Hue, Com am phu, or “Hell” rice, stands out with its combination of white rice, pork, shrimp, egg and herbs, culminating in a flavorsome experience.
In the buildup to the Lunar New Year, Dia Linh village in Thua Thien-Hue province is busy producing terra-cotta statues of the Kitchen Gods to serve the high demand for the festive season.
Lying downstream of the Huong (Perfume) River, Hue City, the Thanh Tien paper flower making village is 7 km away from the ancient imperial city of Hue and has a history spanning some 300 years.
Banh ep (in Vietnamese ep means “press” or “exerting physical force on something”), literally “pressed pie,” is a dish from Hue City in Thua Thien-Hue Province. The pie seems to be a simple dish yet it is really delicious.
A night street zone around Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage, will be launched in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on December 31 to boost its nighttime economy.
Through many ups and downs, ten main gates of the Hue imperial city have still stood majestically and added charm to the land of “Than Kinh”, another name of the former capital city.
The mausoleum of King Gia Long is the tomb complex of the first king and founder of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).
The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre has announced that it will re-open a number of tourist sites on October 1.
In the last days of September, when the leaves turn yellow, Ru Cha mangrove forest puts on a new, magical shirt that can charm any visitor.
Spanning the Huong (Perfume) River, Truong Tien Bridge is a symbol of Hue City in Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Chuon Village in Phu Vang District, seven kilometers from Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, boasts distinctive local culture as well as specialties. The village is on the bank of Tam Giang brackish lagoon—the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.
“Bún nghệ xào lòng (stir-fried vermicelli with pig intestines and turmeric) is one of Hue’s most popular dishes. It has closely connected with many generations of locals,” said my friend’s mother Hoang Thi Thuy.
In the third lunar month every year (around late March and early April), ngo dong, or Chinese parasol trees, are in full bloom throughout the Imperial City of Hue, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
The An Hien Garden House is a not-be-missed tourism destination in the emperor capital of Hue city.
The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre on January 1 hosted an opening ceremony for Ngo Mon space and re-enactment of Ban Soc ceremony (ceremony to distribute calendars for royal mandarins during the Nguyen Dynasty).