The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre will apply new entrance ticket prices for both local and foreign visitors to the city’s historical sites from this month.

The centre has submitted the proposal for new prices to the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee and is awaiting approval from the provincial administration. It argues that the admission fees for foreign visitors have not been changed since 1993 while inflation has soared since.

The new prices will apply to two complexes of monuments, the first comprising the tombs of emperors Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and Minh Mang as well as the Hue Citadel; and the second consisting of the tombs of Thieu Tri and Dong Khanh, the An Dinh and Hon Chen palaces, the Imperial Citadel and the Antiquities Museum.

For the first complex, foreign tourists will pay 80,000 VND ( 3.8 USD) per monument, up from the current fee of 55,000 USD, while domestic visitors will pay 55,000 VND per person per monument, up from 30,000 VND.

For the second complex, foreign and domestic tourists will be charged 40,000 VND and 30,000 VND per monument, respectively./.