The 2018 Hue Festival, a famed biennial event in the central Vietnamese city of Hue, treated its guests to a captivating closing night on Wednesday.
The final night of the six day international festival featured 12 artistic performances, brilliant fireworks, and 21 cannons firing from the Hue Flag tower.
Both foreign and local artists performed during the event, including the Mongolian Central Cultural Arts Ensemble, several Philippine artists, and Vietnamese art troupes.
This year marks the tenth rendition of the biennial cultural event.
Hue, the capital of Thua Thien-Hue Province, is the ancient capital of Vietnam.
The 2018 Hue Festival attracted 1,300 artists from 15 Vietnamese theaters, troupes, and other groups alongside 24 foreign art groups representing 19 countries and territories across five continents.
The music programs featured at the event, in particular, were a huge hit amongst visitors, with attendances far exceeding organizers’ expectations.
Nguyen Dung, deputy chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue administration and head of the event’s organizing committee, hailed this year’s festival as a success thanks to the high-quality performances of domestic and international troupes.
Check out these photos of several performances from the festival’s closing night:
|A dance troupe performs at the event. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A lotus dance performance by Vietnamese artists. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A Mongolian troupe performs an iconic nomadic dance. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|Thousands of visitors enjoy the show. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|Thai artists perform their country’s traditional dance. Photo: Tuoi Tre|