With amazing landscapes và vestiges of the Feudal time, Hue is always on the danh sách of must-visit cities in Vietnam giới. Once coming here, don"t miss the chance to enjoy its signature performing art called “Hue Royal Refined Music”.

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What is Hue Royal Refined Music

Hue Royal Refined Music or Nha Nhac Cung Dinh Hue means “elegant music of the Hue royalty” in Vietnamese. In royal events, this performing art usually appeared at the opening and closing ceremonies. Its orchestra includes musicians wearing ao dẻo và turban who play traditional instruments lượt thích the erhu, flute, và 16-string zither, etc.

Baông chồng in the 19th century, this genre was considered the national music because it showed the royal dynasty’s influence in every aspect of life. Interestingly, despite the word “royal" in its name, this genre was prevalent amuốn both aristocrats và commoners.


Hue Royal Refined Music is a crucial part of the Hue Festival


Instruments of Hue Royal Refined Music

History of Hue Royal Refined Music

Hue Royal Refined Music first appeared in the Ly Dynasty (1010-1225) but was officially performed during the Le Dynasty (1427-1788). However, it was not until the Nguyen Dynasty (1802- 1945) that Hue Royal Refined Music reached its peak & became a symbolic size of music in Vietnamese royalty. The Nguyen kings classified it into seven types and each became an indispensable part of a specific ritual.

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For instance, Te Giao is for offering worship to lớn Earth và Heaven while Dai Trieu Nhac is for special occasions or welcome ceremonies. In 2003, Hue Royal Refined Music was recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage. At present, it has been introduced lớn the world and has a svào reputation for its uniqueness.


Hue Royal Refined Music in the Nguyen Dynasty

Where to lớn Enjoy Hue Royal Refined Music

Duyet Thi Duong Theater

Built nearly 200 years ago under the Nguyen Dynasty, this is the first theater to lớn organize performances of Hue Royal Refined Music. It was also a venue for other performing arts lượt thích Vietnamese opera & dance. Nowadays, apart from being a theater, it offers an exhibition, a souvenir cửa hàng, & royal cuisine. After seeing the performance, you can have sầu a tour around the famous Imperial Citadel of Hue.

Address: The Imperial Citadel, Phu Hau, Hue City

Showtime: 10 AM - 10:40 AM; 3 PM - 3:40 PM

Ticket price: VND 200,000


The majesty, solemnity, & sacredness here will impress you


This bilingual announcement will inkhung you about the showtime & ticket price

Perfume River

When the sun goes down và the lights go up, the Perfume River is sparkled with all colors of the stylized rồng boats. These transports unhurriedly drift in the mist while the audience attentively watches the appealing music show, making a wonderful experience. Each show lasts for one hour, including sight-seeing time và time for releasing lanterns inlớn the Perfume River.

Address: Toa Kđắm say Boat Station, 49 Le Loi Street, Phu Hoi, Hue City

Showtime: from 7 PM or 8 PM

Ticket price: VND 100,000


These rồng boats will captivate your attention


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Conclusion on Hue Royal Refined Music

Distinctive và historic as it is, Hue Royal Refined Music is a khung of art that you will not find anywhere else. In comparison with catchy & vibrant songs on music charts, Hue Royal Refined Music might seem outdated & unattractive. But once you sense the serene ambiance of Hue City, you will feel the music"s power even without understanding a single word.