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Hark back to royal days with Tet at Hue Imperial Palace

Last update: 17:04 | 12/02/2018

Visitors to Hue Imperial Palace have the chance to revisit the olden days and enjoy a real traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) through a “Huong xua banh Tet” (Old atmosphere of Tet traditional cakes) program organized by the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.


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The program includes Hue singing, royal and folk games, calligraphy performances, and a Chung cake and Tet cake wrapping contest.

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The vibrant promise of spring fills the atmosphere of the event with traditional costumes, red matching couples, and spring flowers.

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Delicately wrapped traditional cakes as served at the palace in the past.

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Imperial maids in beautiful red and blue Ao Dai.

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The bustle of activities for Tet.  

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Folk games are laid out on a mat ready to play.

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Pens and ink-slabs are prepared for writing calligraphy. 

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The materials are all ready to make Chung and Tet cakes.

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Kind words of hope are written in calligraphy for visitors.

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Japanese tourists have expressed their joy when receiving words handwritten in Vietnamese calligraphy.

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The performance of an ancient dance.

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The Royal court performance at the ‘Huong xua Banh Tet’ program.


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