Hue Imperial Citadel to open at night next summer

Some places in the Hue Imperial Citadel, the central Thua Thien-Hue province, will open to welcome visitors at night from next summer as a pilot project of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre.

The places include Ngo Mon Gate (Noon Gate), Thai Hoa Palace (Supreme Harmony Palace), The Mieu (Ancestral Temple), Dien Tho Palace, Truong Sanh Palace, Tu Phuong Vo Su Pavilion and Hoa Binh Gate (Peace Gate), said the Centre’s Director Phan Thanh Hai.

The move aims to offer tourists more time to cover interesting places in the Citadel due to their feedback on hot weather in summer. 

The 520ha Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, 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 this year, 1.36 million tourists visited the site, including 750,000 foreigners.

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