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Three schools attract travelers in Hue City



Besides famous tourist attractions, the following three schools attract tourists in the former royal capital city of Hue.

Hue National High School

Built in 1896, Hue National High School is one of the oldest high schools in Vietnam. It was originally the school for children from royal and noble families.

The unique Vietnamese-French architecture and the ancient beauty of the school attract many photographers.

On the site that used to be former squadron headquarters and royal navy headquarters, French colonialists built this school to train those who would serve the feudal colonial government. At that time, French was the main subject for students and the school’s gate was titled “Phap tu Quoc Hoc truong mon” (French National High School’s Gate). Now it’s named Hue National High School and is a high-profile school where all students must pass a competitive entrance exam to gain admission.

The school is a complex with five blocks of classrooms, a big football field, basketball court, five badminton courts, a swimming pool, a medium size stadium and also a block of dormitory. It’s considered the largest and also the most beautiful high school campus in Vietnam. This surrounding makes a great picture of red French designed building in harmony with green background with a lot of large shady trees and stone benches.

Not only is Quoc Hoc famous for its charming scene, it also gains prominence for tradition of patriotism, industriousness, academic achievements and respect for time-honored values of teacher-student relationships. Several Vietnam political leaders have studied here, including: Nguyen Tat Thanh (President Ho Chi Minh), General Vo Nguyen Giap, Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, etc. In addition, the school is famed for its students who are well-known poets (Xuan Dieu, Huy Can, To Huu, Luu Trong Lu etc.), scientists (Ta Quang Buu, Ton That Tung, Dang Van Ngu, etc.), musicians (Tran Hoan, Chau Ky, Nguyen Van Thuong, etc.) and sculptor Diem Phung Thi and so on. The school also has students who won high prizes in many International Competitions.

Tourists who want to visit Quoc Hoc High School should remember that the school doesn’t allow entrance during class time, which ends at 5.15 p.m. every day. You can take photos with a natural background, understand more about French colonial architecture and watch female students in white ao dai, sparkling in the nice background.

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Hue National High School for the Gifted is located on the main road of Le Loi, in the middle of the city center. Photo: Vanv2403, jerryjump_, mia.lecious, llgelg.

Hue University of Foreign Languages

If you are planning to explore Hue after the Covid-19 pandemic and want to look for unusual and unique check-in points, Hue University of Foreign Language definitely should be on your list. Contrary to the majestic look of the ancient capital, the school has modern and youthful architecture.

Hue University’s College of Foreign Languages provides hundreds of interesting backdrops, from the lake ares to the colorful walls to the balcony overlooking the whole school.

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Hue University of Foreign Languages is an attractive destination for visitors for its modernity and novelty. Photo: Minpiupiu, dear_my_diamond.

Hue University of Education

Located on Le Loi Street, opposite the poetic Huong River, Hue University of Education is a famous place to take impressive check-in photos.

Hue University of Education has become more popular lately as it was chosen to be a film set for Dreamy Eyes (Mắt Biếc), a movie directed by Victor Vu. The twisted stairs, corridors, yellow walls, green garden… are the top sites chosen by young people when coming here.

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With the unique beauty of Hue, the school has an old building architecture and campus. Photo: Kkung_19, lananh_to, tam_suni.

Compiled by Le Ha

Photos: Zing



Da Nang city hosts APOT Forum 2023



The Asia Pacific Onboard Travel (APOT) Forum 2023 is taking place in the central coastal city of Da Nang from November 25-28.

Da Nang city hosts APOT Forum 2023 hinh anh 1An overview of the Asia Pacific Onboard Travel (APOT) Forum 2023’s press conference. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang – The Asia Pacific Onboard Travel
(APOT) Forum 2023  is taking place in the central coastal city of Da Nang from November

This is the second time the APOT has been held in the city
after the first successful organised in 2014.

This year’s edition features a range of activities, including a competition among catering chefs and an exchange of knowledge in the aviation sector and related industries in the Asia-Pacific
region, namely in-flight services, catering, interior design, supply,
transport and travel.

The highlight of the event was the Catrion “Jet Setters
Palette” cooking contest on November 26 organised by CATRION, a Saudi
Airlines Catering Company. There will also be an exchange between chefs to be
held on November 27. Notably, participating chefs will enjoy a performance
by Master Chef Dimuthu, so the exchange will be an opportunity for chefs in Da
Nang to learn, exchange and practice kitchen skills.

Keerthi Hapugasdeniya, the founder of APOT, said that previously, the APOT forum
was successfully held in many different nations such as the Republic of
Korea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, China and Vietnam.

Within the framework of the event, delegates will be taken to the Sun
World Ba Na Hills tourist area to try local cuisine, and participate in a
sightseeing tour on the Han River to enjoy the beauty of Da Nang at night.

APOT is a non-profit organisation dedicated to collaboration,
knowledge sharing and advancement in aviation and related industries in the
Asia-Pacific region.

Over the past decade, APOT has
continued to organise annual events and forums that bring together leaders and
experts to drive growth and positive changes in the industry./.


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Thua Thien-Hue’s cruise tourism picking up



The number of international cruise ships bringing thousands of tourists to Chan May port in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue began to pick up again after a long period being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thua Thien-Hue – The number of international cruise ships bringing thousands of tourists to Chan May port in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue began to pick up again after a long period being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a survey by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), cruise tourism is a high-revenue form of tourism, with its revenue over 40% higher than other forms such as air or road travel. The UNWTO forecast that in 2023, cruise tourism will experience a strong recovery, and Thua Thien – Hue has many advantages to tap this type of tourism.

Thua Thien-Hue’s Chan May port has the capacity to accommodate ships with a tonnage of up to 70,000 DWT and tourist ships up to 225,000 GRT. This deep-water port has been selected by the Asia Cruise Association as one of the 46 stopovers in Southeast Asia for cruise ships and large tourist vessels.

Deputy General Director of Chan May Port JSC Nguyen Van Chuong said the port enjoys a special natural advantage with a 7 km-wide bay, a vast water surface area of up to 20, and mostly natural depths ranging from 9-14m, with minimal sedimentation. The port previously welcomed large cruise ships with considerable length and tonnage, capable of carrying over 6,200 passengers and crewmembers. A number of domestic and foreign partners have expressed interest in joint efforts to develop the Chan May port into a destination for big luxury liners in the central region.

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Since 2018, the port has welcomed numerous luxury cruisers, including Royal Caribbean, Costa Cruises, Small Cruise, Princess Cruises, Ovation of the Seas, and Mary Queen 2, affirming its brand value on the global and regional tourism maps.

Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh revealed that the Aeon Mall Hue commercial centre project has a total capital of over 169 million USD, the largest-scale one in the central region. Operational in 2025, the project will contribute to diversifying shopping centres and services for both residents and tourists. Additionally, the province is preparing to attract investment in a large-scale shopping mall near Phu Bai International Airport./.


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Da Nang among 11 best places to go in Asia in 2024



The world-renowned travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller has announced the best destinations to visit around the world in 2024. In the list of Asian destinations, Da Nang was the only representative of Vietnam to make it to the top, alongside famous destinations such as Chinatown in Bangkok (Thailand), the Kathmandu Valley (Nepal), the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, Singapore, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.


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