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

Thieu Tri tomb is the second royal tomb not enclosed by a wall, the mausoleum of Thieu Tri was built in 1848, it has a similar monument plan to his father, Minh Mang Mausoleum, but is substantially smaller. The tomb is about 8 km from Hue. Thieu Tri born in 1807 and died in 1847, the Emperor could hardly expert his death at 40, after a seven — year reign. In his dying breath, he had enough time to advise his successor on his tomb construction. Soon after having come to the throne, Tu Duc ordered his lat her’s tomb to be built

Quang Tri is a central coastal province of Vietnam with a diversified terrain from mountains to plains, sand dunes, and islands with a 75-km coastline and two important estuaries – Cua Viet and Cua Tung, and Con Co island. Quang Tri is bestowed with great potential for tourism development. It has beautiful beaches namely Cua Tung, Cua Viet and My Thuy. Con Co island is also expected to be turned into a tourist site in a near future. Besides, the province is the home to Ru Linh primitive forest Dakrong protected area, hot springs and a grotto system, along with ecological tourism sites

Kong skull island is a movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs. Have you seen this film and you wondering that: where Capt. James Conrad had swim, zipline? Wonder where Lieutenant Colonel Packard had drink and tip the waiters in the small town? The films Kong skull island was shoot in Ha Long bay, Ninh Binh, especial all scenes was record more than 1 month in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. Phong Nha Ke Bang national park is located in

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

Paradise Cave is around 24 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh trails, inside a complex of limestone Mountains at an altitude of 191m. Cave is surrounded by pristine forests Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. A stunning and mysterious beauty, like an artistic massive masterpiece populations that natural gift to man. Read more: Transfer from Hue to Phong Nha Paradise Cave is a new attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. It is considered one of the most beautiful and the longest caves in the world (31km length). And it has many shapes than Phong Nha Cave. Sometimes, we can see

The so-called Gia Long Tomb has a complicated history of construction because in fact, it is a complex of tombs which includes not only the tomb of Emperor Gia Long, but also the tombs of other members of royalty. The complex covers a large area in Dinh Mon Village; tombs were added at different times over a period of two centuries (17-19 century). After suitable land for the tomb was found, the Emperor frequently visited the area and supervise the construction. He gave the mountainous area the name Thien Tho Son and allotted each of the 42 hills and mountains of different altitudes

As a northern central coastal province of Vietnam, Quang Binh is seen as a transitional area of culture from North to South and from East to West. It has been blessed with forests, sea, rivers and mountains with many green and clean landscapes. Up to the forests… Visitors will experience an adventurous and interesting trip when seeing the lively beauty of animals such as Vooc Ha Tinh, bears, tigers, sao la, large deer, white-tail blue pheasants and black comb blue pheasants. Particularly, Quang Binh boasts a vast young Karst area of Phong Nha Ke Bang – Him Nam No which is typical in

My Son sanctuary belongs to Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen district, the central province of Quang Nam, about 70 km southeast of Da Nang city and 40 km from Hoi An. The My Son sanctuary is located in a valley with 2 km in diameter, surrounded by hills and mountains in the 100-400 m high mountain range from eastern Truong Son mountain range via My Son to the Tra Kieu capital. My Son is a Hindu sanctuary of the kingdom of Champa. Each king, after ascending the throne, went to here to hold holy mass bleaching ceremony, offer gifts and build temples. It is an

Occupying the most important position in the Hue Imperial City, the Palace of Supreme Harmony houses the throne seated by thirteen Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty from Gia Long to Bao Dai. During Vietnam’s monarchy, the Emperor was considered the greatest lord. The palace was thus once the country’s center. Hue Imperial citadel was built in 1805. Improvement and large-scale restoration work took place twice in 1833 and 1923. It is almost square in shape, 2,400m in circumference and pierced on each side by an entrance: Noon Gate, Hoa Binh Gate, Hien Nhon Gate and Chuong Duc Gate Hue Imperial City, together with the Esplanade

In 1826, the 7th year of Minh Mang emperor reign, he ordered all the mandarins who were skilled in geomancy to find good land for the construction his tomb. It was only in 1840 that he could select the most satisfactory site and design for Minh Mang emperor as we see today. Mandarin Le Van Duc found the suitable site and was promoted two ranks. In April 1840, Minh Mang emperor visited the site and gave the mountainous area of Cam Ke the new name of Hieu Son. He then ordered two high- ran emperor mandarins: Truong Dang Que and Bui Cong Huyen,