March 23, 2017 | 17:05 (GMT+7)
Hue Imperial Citadel to open at night from next month
The Hue Imperial Citadel (Dai Noi) will open to tourists from 19:00 to 20:00 beginning on April 22, according to the Hue Relics Preservation Center.
The places opened at night will start from Ngo Mon Gate to Can Chanh Palace. Night tickets will be the same as day tickets, at VND 120,000 (USD 5.3) per Vietnamese and VND 150,000 (USD 6.6) per foreigner.
Hue Imperial Citadel. Photo: Vietnam+
The program “Dai Noi by night” is designed to offer tourists experiences of ancient royal rituals, traditional dances and art performances as well as Hue traditional crafts and other royal activities. It is also expected to be a highlight of the heritage tour in the central region.
Apart from the program “Dai Noi by night”, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has devised numerous drastic and comprehensive measures to promote tourism, including luring investment in high-end tourism sites and enhancing tourism service quality to draw international visitors.
The moves are hoped to help Thua Thien-Hue province become one of the top attractions in Vietnam and the central region, receiving 5 million visitors in 2020 and over 7 million holidaymakers in 2030, said Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.
Dung added that Thu Thien-Hue will also strive to lift itself to be on a par with other well-known cities of culture heritage in the world in 2030.