Hue Imperial Citadel to open at night next summer

Tuesday - 28/05/2019 00:09
The Hue Imperial Citadel is to run a pilot programme on opening parts of its ancient complex to visitors at night from the summer of next year.

Accordingly, the Gate of Noon, Thai Hoa Palace, The Mieu Temple, Dien Tho Palace, Truong Sanh Palace, Tu Phuong Vo Su Pavilion and Peace Gate will be opened on a trial basis at night from the summer of 2017.

Lots of cultural activities have been held in the city at night during festivals, many on Hue’s streets and in the Citadel.

The pilot programme aims to help tourists avoid the hot summer weather and to give them more time to visit interesting places in the Citadel.

The 520ha Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, is situated along the Huong (“Perfume”) River. Hue was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty, the country’s last feudal dynasty (1802-1945).

Since 1994, the Complex of Hue Monuments has hosted 33 million visitors, including 12 million foreigners.

In 2015, the complex welcomed over 2.3 million visitors. In the first seven months of this year, 1.36 million tourists visited the site, including 750,000 foreigners.

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