Hue imperial relic site offers free entry during Tet hinh anh 1The Tomb of Khai Dinh, part of the Complex of Hue Monuments (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien - Hue (VNA) – Vietnamese visitors to the Hue Imperial Relic Site will be exempted from buying ticket during the first three days of the 2018 lunar year (February 16 to 18), said Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre Phan Thanh Hai.

On the occasion, the centre will also organise various activities celebrating Tet (Lunar New Year) at the relic, including the guard changing ceremony, performances of lion dance, royal court music and royal games.

The centre will re-enact a ceremony to plant the Neu pole at the Imperial Citadel on February 8 (the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month).

This year, Thua Thien - Hue will continue to develop “Hue-One Destination, Five World Heritages” tour (including the Complex of Hue Monuments, royal court music, woodblocks and imperial records of the Nguyen Dynasty and Chinese-script poetry on Hue royal architecture).

Preservation will be made to a line-up of architectural works like Kien Trung palace, the Purple Forbidden City (Tu Cam Thanh) and Duc Duc tomb. The preservation centre has applied high technology to preserve landscapes at the relic site.

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre welcomed 302,000 visitors, including 262,000 foreigners, in January, a year-on-year surge of 30 percent.

During the three-day Calendar New Year holiday alone, the former imperial capital city of Hue received over 35,000 visitors, 80 percent of whom came from foreign countries.-VNA