The large scale festival with the theme of "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development: A Rendezvous of Historical Cities" featured a wide range of events such as art performances, culinary fairs and exhibitions.
An Australian visitor named Herman praised the beauty of Huế at night, adding that the local residents were very friendly and hospitable. He said he was very impressed with the art performances at the festival, especially the Lào Cai art troupe.
Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama highlighted the festival's organization, saying he was pleased that Hue invited art troupes from many nations to perform and introduce their cultures to the Vietnamese people and visitors.
However, some researchers said that the preservation of the unique mausoleums, temples, pagodas and traditional Hue songs should receive more attention in future festivals.