The central province of Thua Thien – Hue has adopted a programme on developing new services in the ancient imperial city of Hue, with the aim of attracting even more tourists to the world heritage site.

Under the programme, the province will offer transport services using environmentally-friendly vehicles like bicycles, electric cars, horse-drawn carriages and boats, to tourists to travel between attractions in the city.

At Vong Canh hill, which overlooks Perfume River, a pavilion will be built following the traditional architectural style of Hue and telescopes installed to give visitors a chance to fully enjoy the scenery. There will be tours bringing tourists from Vong Canh to other sites such as Nam Giao altar, Ho Quyen (tiger fighting) arena – Voi Re temple, tombs of Hieu Dong, Thieu Tri and Cao Hoang, and Hon Chen temple.

By late December, Hue welcomed nearly 2 million visitors, earning a record 100 billion VND from sight-seeing fees and services.

The complex of royal relics in Hue was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. The city was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 until 1945.-VNA