Artist Dang Mau Tuu has been working over the past four years on his most recent collection of paintings and they will be exhibited at the Le Ba Dang Arts Foundation in Hue (4th-15th March 2020). The exhibition consists of 36 paintings of oil and silk; a tribute to the artist’s expression of the female […]
Hue’s reputation as the cultural capital of Vietnam is largely attributed to the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled the country from 1802-1945. The legacy of Vietnam’s last family of emperors is somewhat controversial due to various levels of hypocrisy and poor leadership through their 13 monarchs. One key event which changed the future of Vietnam was […]
Hue isn’t short of dark tourism hotspots. 13 emperors, the violent French assault on the Citadel and subsequent colonial rule, the Buddhist crisis, the Tet Offensive and a couple of natural disasters provide an endless, yet largely unvisited, amount of locations for people looking for quirky places. None can tick so many boxes on the […]
While Hue’s nightlife doesn’t compete with the big boys of South East Asia, it certainly isn’t short of options. The best bars in Hue are tucked around the city. Hue at night contains a charm very few others do. I recommend you don’t stick around the tourist area and push on through to some of […]
May 2019 saw the opening of Hue’s newest art gallery, Memory Space: a collection of works by prolific Vietnamese-French artist Le Ba Dang. As Hue works closer on refining its reputation as the cultural heritage capital of Vietnam, Memory Space might be the city’s most impressive gallery to date and strengthen’s Hue’s case for more […]
Until 20th February 2019, Vin Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City with host the exhibition of Bai Hoc Dau Tien (The First Lesson) by prolific Hue artist Tran Tuan.
People Watching One of the reasons I love living in Vietnam is that it’s a country buzzing with activity. Some countries you have to hunt for the action but in Vietnam the action comes to you. It’s right on your doorstep. Nothing makes me more excited to leave my house than the unpredictable environment of the […]
Ask anyone from Vietnam who Trinh Cong Son is and they’ll either recite you some of his lyrics or tell you about the significance of his music. Son’s compositions of around 600 songs span over 30 years of Vietnamese history. International press dubbed Trinh Cong Son the Bob Dylan of Vietnam. His blend of folk […]
150 kilometre span between the three major cities of central Vietnam. Here’s some highlights of everything in between.
Unknown to a lot of visitors to Hue, the city has a lot to offer. Here are a few of our favourite picks.