Hue Marathon and COUPE DE Hue Cycle Race 2018
In preparation for Hue Marathon and COUPE DE Hue Cycle Race 2018, a meeting was held at office of Thua Thien Hue Provincial People's Committee by Department of Culture and Sport and relevant units on June 7th. Attending and presiding the meeting were Member of Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Dung; representatives of departments and agencies; members of consultant council organizing Hue Marathon and international cycle race.

Following successful VTV, HTV cup international cycle races seasons and marathon day held in the past years, Hue Marathon and COUPE DE Hue Cycle Race 2018 aim to raise the awareness of role, meaning and efficiency of sport and physical training in protecting as well as improving health and enhancing residential living standards; develop healthy cultured lifestyle and environment; create culture and sport playground (sports in general and Marathon in particular) for locals as well as domestic and foreign tourists coming to Hue. In addition, the event aims to celebrate coming events and festivals in Thua Thien Hue province and Vietnam.

As planned, COUPE DE Hue Cycle Race 2018 will be held in 02 days (from August 25th to August 26th, 2018). The 138-kilometer cycle race is divided into 4 sections. In particular, this year race will go through streets of Hue city, districts and towns.

Hue Marathon will be organized on September 2nd with about 3.000 athletes. The Organizing Committee will hold 04 sections including 02 long sections and 02 short ones including 1st section (Full Marathon - from city to district, towns) - 42,2 km; 2nd section (Half Marathon) - 21.1 km; 3rd section  - 10 Km (around Hue Citadel) and 4th distance -  5km (Truong Tien bridge - Phu Xuan bridge).

To encourage sport training spirit, the Organizing Committee will award 46 prizes (23 prizes for male and 23 prizes for female) to excellent athletes joining in Hue Marathon.

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  • There exists a little village located near the nice and poetic Perfume River in Phu Mau Commune, Phu Vang District, about 10 km downstream from Hue City and opposite to the ancient town of Bao Vinh named Thanh Tien. The village is famous for its traditional craft of making paper flowers with its history lasting over 300 years.
  • Princess Ngoc Son’s house of worship is a well-known garden house in Hue Citadel. It is an independent area in ancient Gia Hoi landscape, East of Hue’s imperial city.
  • Lac Tinh Vien by Hong Khang poets founded in 1889 on land plot with an area of 2.070 m2 in ancient Duong Xuan village, Lac Tinh Vien campus pretty cool. The road leading to the home side's two hibiscus flowers, and the roses, laurel, your word,... planted symmetrically. Under the tree a small set of tables and chairs to sit and watch the scene, drinking tea.
  • Located halfway up the Cham mountain in the suburbs of Hue, Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda is well known throughout the region for its romantic and heavenly scenery. The tranquil setting of this spiritual getaway is a magnet for those seeking a peaceful alternative to the city and is especially attractive to literature and art enthusiasts.
  • Located on Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, about 7 kilometers from the city center to the southwest, Thuy Xuan is a pretty village with green trees nestled at the foot of Vong Canh hill and by the Perfume River.
  • Ho Thuy Tien lies just outside Huong Thuy town in Hue and has become somewhat of a rite of passage for travellers on the banana pancake trail. Visitors can access the park fairly easily and explore the cracked water slides, partially full aquarium tanks and the increasing creep of nature over the pathways and structures.
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