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Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – Hai Au Aviation JSC launched the first seaplane flights between the ancient capital of Hue and its neighbouring city of Da Nang on April 26.

This is the first time the two central coastal cities have been connected by the air route of Hai Au company.

Visitors can admire the tombs of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) and the ancient imperial complex of Hue, along with the 80-km Tam Giang lagoon, the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia, from the air.

In addition to the scheduled daily flights, passengers can choose to take a 30-minute or 40-minute sightseeing flights in Hue or Da Nang on 208B-EX Cessna Grand Caravan craft with a maximum of 12 passengers per trip.

Hue is home to five heritages recognised by UNESCO, including the ancient citadel relic complex (World Cultural Heritage site), Hue royal court music (intangible cultural heritage item), Nguyen Dynasty’s wood blocks (documentary heritage item), Nguyen Dynasty’s royal administrative documents (part of the Asia-Pacific Register of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme), and literature on Hue royal architecture (documentary heritage).

Meanwhile, Da Nang is famous for its beautiful sites, especially beaches. Visitors can admire the natural wonders in Ba Na Hills, explore the jungle on Son Tra Peninsula, and pray at Linh Ung Pagoda with Vietnam’s highest Bodhisattva Statue at 67 metres.

In May 2019, Hai Au will launch the first seaplane flights between Dong Hoi in the north-central coastal province of Quang Binh and Da Nang city to serve tourists during the Quang Binh cave festival in June 2019. The flight time is estimated about 60 minutes.

In the coming time, Hai Au company plans to operate similar tours offering panoramic view of the “central heritage road” from Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Hue, Da Nang to Hoi An (Quang Nam province). This is expected to bring enjoyable experiences for domestic and international tourists.-VNA