Huế’s iconic bridge gets an overhaul

Huế’s iconic bridge gets an overhaul

The iconic iron bridge Truong Tien in the former imperial capital of Hue is getting an overhaul in an effort to return it to its design under the era of the country’s last emperor Bao Dai (1926-1945).

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Shining lights on a royal past

06/09/2017 16:34

Authorities have turned the famous Hue citadel into a night attraction, with the former palace hosting programmes reflecting life during the heydays of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Miss Teen Việt Nam 2017 launched

05/29/2017 17:27

After a five-year break Miss Teen Viet Nam will return, featuring Viet Nam’s talented and beautiful teenagers. 

Vietnamese books released for Children’s Day

05/29/2017 08:01

A series of Vietnamese books that debuted this week to celebrate Children’s Day on June 1 are now available in bookstores around the country.

Weaving a new future for rush mattresses

05/08/2017 09:54

A man born on a mattress made by his native village artisans tries to gain a fresh lease of life for the traditional craft with new, market-oriented designs, Phuoc Buu  reports  

Artistic áo dài show entertains Huế residents

05/03/2017 15:08

Vietnamese national costume ao dai still hasn't lost its appeal despite the strong influence of modern fashion styles, and this was evident at a recent ao dai fashion show.

Glass a class apart when it comes to paintings

04/03/2017 11:02

Duong Van Kinh, 32, an employee of Hue City’s Culture Department, is a rare practitioner and proponent of glass paintings, an art form not in its heyday. But there are reasons to hope for better days, he tells Hue Phong.

Prolific as hens in Year of the Rooster

02/02/2017 17:10

The country is celebrating the first days of a lunar new year, the Year of the Rooster, with hopes for a better year compared with the previous Year of the Monkey, which was a difficult year accompanied by disasters, unfavourable weather, as well as a challenging economic situation.

Men to wear traditional long dress

01/17/2017 14:52

Artists and cultural groups are working to encourage Vietnamese men to wear ao dai, the famous Vietnamese traditional long dress.

Hà Nội Opera House to host Huế culture and tourism event

12/06/2016 17:03

Music, handicraft, cuisine and tourism of Hue will be featured during a programme taking place on December 13-16 at the Ha Noi Opera House.