The Hue Relics Conservation Centre will launch a tourism promotion month from September 2-30 to lure more tourists to the Complex of Hue Monuments, a world cultural heritage in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The programme marks 20 years since the complex was recognised as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO, said the centre’s director Phan Thanh Hai on August 22.

During the month, the centre will offer free tour guides to each group of up to 30 visitors, free tickets to students and a free electric bus service from Dai Noi (Mandarin’s House) to the Hue Royal Antique Museum.

Holidaymakers will also enjoy a 50 percent reduction in ticket prices for performances of nha nhac (Hue royal court music).

A number of exhibitions are scheduled to be held from September 6-30, showcasing administrative records of the Nguyen dynasty and other artefacts as well as photos capturing Vietnam’s world heritages.

The month also features field trips to cultural heritage sites, a painting contest, meetings, gala dinners, sports games and artistic performances.

The centre said by July 19, more than 1.14 million people, half of them from overseas, visited the Complex of Hue Monuments. Revenue from tourism exceeded 74 billion VND, or 70.7 percent of the yearly target.-VNA