Themed “Cultural heritage with integration and development, Hue - one destination five heritages,” the biennial event aims to promote art exchanges among cultures and introducing unique values of the culture of Vietnam and Hue, thus boosting service-tourism growth and strengthening socio-economic development of Thua Thien-Hue.
So far, the Hue Festival 2018 has attracted more than 20 international art troupes from various countries, including France, the Republic of Korea, Israel, Mongolia, Japan, Thailand, Russia, China and Spain.
The old capital city of Hue owns five UNESCO heritages, including Hue Complex of Monuments, Hue Royal Court Music, Woodblocks of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), Nguyen Dynasty's royal documents and the royal literature on Hue royal architecture.
This year, the province hopes to welcome about 4.2 million visitors, up 10% year on year, and earn tourism revenue of VND4.2 billion, a rise of 15%.
According to Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, this year, many restoration projects will be implemented, including those on Kien Trung Palace, the wall system of the Forbidden City, and Tu Duc Tomb.