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04/08/2020 - 20:50

Bringing royal rituals back to modern life 

Reenacting and researching ancient royal rituals and royal festivals are the activities that Hue Monuments Conservation Centre and some related agencies are carrying out not only to preserve and promote unique cultural and heritage values but also to diversify products for Hue tourism, contributing to the effective exploitation of monuments to serve the social-economic development.

A great number of rituals have been successfully re-acted and restored such as Raising Neu Tree Ritual, Guard Change Ceremony, Royal Entry Ceremony, or reenacting ancient royal dances and Tuong Singing excerpt, etc. The restoring of these rituals has attracted many tourists and local people.

Thua Thien Hue Weekly would like to introduce some of the rituals and activities in ancient royal palace reenacted through the series of pictures taken by Dang Tuyen, our collaborator!

The annual ritual of Raising Neu Tree

The annual ritual of Raising Neu Tree

The Royal Entry Ceremony

The Royal Entry Ceremony

Reenacting Tet activities of the old days

Reenacting Tet activities of the old days

Writing calligraphy is performed at the festivals

Writing calligraphy is performed at the festivals

The extracts of ancient Tuong Singing have been being researched and preserved

The extracts of ancient Tuong Singing have been being researched and preserved

Royal court music is performed in an accessible way to tourists

Royal court music is performed in an accessible way to tourists

Acting out the Guard Change Ceremony to serve tourism

Acting out the Guard Change Ceremony to serve tourism

Reenacting festivals in the ancient royal space

Reenacting festivals in the ancient royal space

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