Being founded by Emperor Gia Long (Nguyen Anh), the Nguyen Dynasty including 13 kings lasted for over 140 years (1802 – 1945). In the beginning, Nguyen Anh experienced a lot of hardships for a fourth of a century to found his kingdom. Pressingly hunted by the Tay Sun force, he had to run away to Phu Quoc Island, at times hiding at the Ca Mau Cape or wandering for a shelter in Thailand. Many a time he had no food and had to live on fruit, cold surplus rice or shrimp paste… Luckily, he still stood high in favor of the Heaven and

In its ordinary meaning, “Hue Royal Music” is understood as genres of music, including music combined with dance and opera, used in worshiping ceremonies, court affairs and national festivals hosted by the court and entertainment activities of the King and his Royal Family. The name Nha Nhac was used by Vietnamese feudal dynasties from the Ho Dynasty with different meanings: sometimes indicating Royal Music in general and court ritual music in particular, sometimes indicating a music organization, even a concrete orchestra. The initial foundation of Nha Nhac — the Hue Royal Music began in the 13th century but it only reached the

Before emperor Gia Long death, he left his will to have Prince Nguyen Phuc Dam succeed to his throne. On the Lunar New Year’s Day in the year of dragons (February 14, 1820) Prince Nguyen Phuc Dam ascended the throne with the dynastic title of Minh Mang emperor. Before the coronation, the courtiers reported that event to the Heaven and the Earth at the Nam Giao Esplanade, the Xa Tac Terraces and other temples. As for Prince Dam, he also personally reported this important fact be-fore Thua Thien Highest Empress’s altar. Although being Prince Canh’s own mother, she always considered Prince Dam her

Nguyen dynasty woodblocks include 34,555 plates of woodblock made under the reign of the Nguyen dynasty in which engraved various contents from official literature, history, classical and historical books. Therefore, apart from their historical values, the woodblock also has artistic and technical merit as they marked the development of wood-block carving and printing work in Vietnam. Their importance and high value led feudal dynasties and state regimes in history of Vietnam to pay considerable attention to preserving these records. Under the Nguyen dynasty, to popularize social norms, laws that required people to abide by, and to hand down the kings’ career

From King Minh Mang to Thieu Tri and then Tu Duc king, there was a development of poetical-ness in the royal family, especially with Tu Duc king. He was worth bearing the title “a great poet” because of his talent, his love for poetry, and his works. Was that a genetic material from grandfather to grandson? Later, His Majesty was criticized that for 36 years sitting on the dragon throne, he did nothing but composing poems: Nationwide, almost everybody enjoys reading Chinese poems by Li Po and Tu Fu, And none knows anything happening in foreign countries like England or Russia.  His

Time pushed by, war got into memories. However, the proud of puss of Vietnamese people and the angry is forever, we will remember in people’s mind in the country and all over the world, for that reason why we would like to opened DMZ Vietnam tour for everyone who would like to know my country, who like Vietnam and Vietnamese people like our president uncle Ho said that: the country of Vietnam is only, the Vietnamese people is only, river could dry, mountain could effete. However this truth is never changed” DMZ Vietnam? What is DMZ? In 1954 Ho Chi

Hoi An Full moon festival regularly organised on the occasion of Tet Nguyen Tieu (the 16th day of the 1st lunar month), Thanh Minh (the 3rd lunar month), Doan Ngo (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month), Trung Thu (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month), Trung Cuu (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month) and Ha Nguyen (the ’15th day of the 10th lunar month). On Hoi An Full moon festival, you should walk down in city center and see red lantern, or try a sweet soup at small retail. Or listening a country song and

Airplane Hue airport is about 15 km from Hue city center. Now, it only serves domestic flights from Sai Gon, Ha Noi and Da Lat each day. The journey from Hue airport to city is around thirty minutes and fixed price car transfer are approximately 250,000 – 350,000 vnd. Hue airport also offers shuttle bus service to cover the route and around 60,000 VND per person and you must take a take from drop off place to your hotel by taxi. Check with local travel agent as their Hue Airport transfer service be more convenient. Find more detail at: Hue

Being a great poet and composing quite a few renowned but unpopular poems on the wonderful scenic spots of the ancient capital, Hue, in Chinese characters, Thieu Tri king was very interested in literature and set up an unofficial club of poetry. This club included 18 royal relatives and high-ranking mandarins. On one occasion, while His Majesty went for a walk in the Co Ha Royal Gardens, which was designed by the king himself and built under his reign, he composed 14 poems on a stretch to praise its marvelous scenery. Next, he bade his club members to answer them

“How to go from Hue to Hoi An” is the fluently question that anybody ask when you travel in Vietnam? And how long does it takes to Hoi An? The road from Hue to Hoi An is one of the most mind-boggling way in Vietnam. Hoi An – Hue distance is 155 km and approx 3 hours driving to go there directly. Hi there, let me show how you top 5 way transfer to Hoi An from Hue: Hue to Hoi An  by bicycle  if you are not real pro biker, I don’t recommend for rent a bike, because distance is so far and you must

Go to Hoi An by Hue private taxi is a perfect experience that traveler chosen. How about you? Do you want to explore the heritage road in Vietnam? This is a story of a traveler from Melbourne, Au. The trip begin from Hue city. We have a plan explore Elephant Spring first, then driving via Hai Van pass and drop in Hoi An before land to Sai gon and Mekong delta. Distance between Hue to Hoi An is 155 km, so we decide rent Hue private taxi to go to Hoi An. The first road from hue to An Bang

Da Nang city is a coastal city in the central of Vietnam, Danang known for history as a French colonial port and its long sandy beaches. It is a popular base for visiting Bana hills located in the west of the city. From Hai Van Pass we have views of Da Nang Bay and the Marble Mountains, five elements mountains, is a cluster of five marble located in the south. Da Nang city serves as a gateway to the central region with a long coastline, smooth sand banks and beautiful landscapes. As the center of the world heritage road and a land with