If you are in Hue city for the two months of August and September, don’t forget to join some special events happening right here in the ancient Hue. These events promise to shake the quiet city, Hué, while helping you to see it as an ideal city of culture and sports in Vietnam.
We introduce these special events in a timing order so that you can follow all the activities in Hue. For those of you who are planning to visit Hue, remember to fit your tight schedule to see one of these.
COUPE DE HUE 2018
Date: 25 -26 August 2018
Official Name: The Dynasty Ride
Main venue: Century Hotel, 49 Le Loi, Hue city
Coupe De Hue is an international cycling racing competition. This special event is the first Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), which is equivalent to FIFA that happens in the heart of Hue.
Coupe de Hue is a great opportunity for the cycling lovers to ride through many beautiful attractions around this green city. All riders are treated to spectacular views along the Perfume River as well as the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia, with a stunning mountain backdrop. There have been four scenic routes for warm audience to support our riders. You can check out this link to find yourself a nice spot in Hue during the two-day ride.
“The Dynasty Ride” promise you to have an amazing competitive spirit with about 600 international participants in Hue city in August.
How to wacth the ride: follow their website Coupe De Huê 2018
FaceBook: Coupe De Hue 2018
Rock Concert with famous DJ Minoto from Ho Chi Minh city.
Date: 26 August 2018
Venue: Phu Van Lau park
This special event is to celebrate the successful completion of all riders who join “The Dynasty Ride”. It will also a feast for your ears in the open space of Phu Van lau park. Make sure you mark your calendar for this event.
COLLECTING TRASH TO THANK MOTHER HUONG
Date: 08:00 – 11:00, 26 August, 2018
Venue: Tòa Khâm Pier (nearby Trường Tiền Bridge)
This special community event was started by a lover of Hue, Huong Lan. With a huge support from government as well as many private local groups, this program promises to bring people together to clean the beautiful Mother Huong river. It’s an opportunity for visitors to meet local people and learn about Mother Huong, a meaningful source of life for Hue people.
Area to collect trash: from Tòa Khâm Pier to La Residence Huế on the Southern bank and/or from Trường Tiền Bridge to Nghinh Lương Đình on the Northern bank of Hương River.
You should prepare yourself: gloves and trash bags.
For further information and how to register, like and follow their FaceBook: Cảm Ơn Dòng Hương.
SONG HUONG PADDLE FEST 2018
Date and time: 14:00 – 17:00, 25 August 2018
Competition venue: Toà Khâm Pier, Hue city
Song Huong Paddle Fest is the first SUP competition in Viet Nam which takes place right the heart of Hue city on the Perfume River. This special event is part of Coupe De Hue program to promote Hue city as a city of healthy living and green environment.
You should start to gather along Perfume river bank on Nguyen Dinh Chieu street in the afternoon of 25 August to support our atheletes and join in the excitement in the city. The after-competition party will be held in Chuon Lagoon where you get to visit the biggest mixed-water surface in South East Asia and eat freshest seafood our Mother nature has to offer.
For further information, visit Song Huong Paddle fest 2018 website.
FaceBook: Song Huong Paddle Fest 2018
HUE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2018
Date: 06:30, 2 September, 2018
Venue: Ngo Mon Square, Hue Imperial City
Distance length: 5K, 10K, 21,1K
Huế will come together in a community focused running festival to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. The Huế Half Marathon, 10 km and 5 km runs will introduce Huế to visitors as not only the old imperial capital of Vietnam, but also a new center of sports and active tourism with clean air and green natural scenery. The fund raised will be dedicated for a few Hue Orphans in town.
Fee to register:
- Distance 5K: 300,000 VND/ person
- Distance 10K: 550,000 VND/ person
- Distance 21,1K: 800,000 VND/ person
The running routes will be mainly in Hue city center and Hue Citadel. Runners are promised to enjoy the vibes and hidden beauty of Hue during this event.
You can register online here as a foreigner.
Don’t miss out this amazing event and connect with local and visitors like you in Hue city.
For further information and and how to register, access Hue International Marathon 2018.
FaceBook: Hue International Marathon
TRADITIONAL BOAT RACING ON NATIONAL DAY
Date: 07:00, 2 September, 2018
Venue: Phu Van Lau River Wharf
On Vietnamese National Day, there will be a great number of interesting celebrations.
One of them is the Boat Race on Perfume River. It takes place annually including 8 teams with about 300 participants from many areas in Hue City. The competition will take place on Perfume River, in front of the Phu Van Lau wharf. The intense and forceful competitive round promise to bring you an exciting day for the best of your time in Hue City in the early morning.
These special events is the opportunity to introduce and promote Hue City ‘s beauty and Vietnamese culture. Besides, Hue is also a fresh, clean, beautiful city and ideal for both the domestic and international visitors.
Some extra activities will also be taken place in the month of August and September are:
The Harley Davidson Motorbike from Ho Chi Minh City and the Old Vespa from Hue will march through the main road in Hue City. Date to be notified.
Hue Cuisine Banquet At Phu Van Lau. Date to be notified.
Stay tuned for more exciting events in Hue!
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