A photo exhibition opened in the former imperial city of Hue on Sept. 2, featuring its relic sites of the past and present.

The event is part of the activities to mark the 68th anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution and National Day, the 20th anniversary of the Hue relic complex as a world tangible heritage and 10 years since the UNESCO recognised Hue Royal Court Music as an intangible heritage of humankind.

On display are 34 posters and thousands of photos taken at Hue relic sites over the years.

The exhibited photos describe important historic periods of Hue, ranging from the successful August Revolution that ended the 143-year rule of Nguyen Dynasty, the return of French colonialists to Indochina and US imperialists’ intervention in Vietnam that made the ancient capital a fierce battlefield to international efforts to help Hue relic sites survive.

Visitors to the exhibition have an opportunity to look back on Hue’s great achievements in preserving national cultural values.

On the day, the Hue Relic Conservation Centre offered free entrance tickets to domestic visitors to all relic sites as a start of a tourism promotion campaign that aims to attract more tourists to the ancient capital city.-VNA