Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The Hue Relics Preservation Centre will pour 129 billion VND (5.8 million USD) into restoring the ancient imperial relic site in 2016.

Accordingly, architectural works such as Thai Binh Lau (Royal Library), Chieu Kinh Palace, and the tombs of Kings Dong Khanh and Thieu Tri will be restored and opened to the public this year.

Last year, the Hue relic site welcomed more than 2.3 million holiday-makers and earned nearly 210 billion VND (9.45 million USD) in revenue from entrance tickets.

In 2016, Thua Thien-Hue expects to serve from 3.1 to 3.3 million tourists, including 1.3 to 1.5 million foreigners.

The locality aims to pocket up to 3.3 trillion VND (144-148 million USD) from the tourism industry, a year-on-year rise of 10 to 12 percent, raising the tourism-service sector’s contribution to the provincial GDP to about 55.3 percent.

The Hue Relic Site was recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage in 1993, and Hue Royal Court Music was recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2003.-VNA