Free entry to Hue imperial relic site during Tet

Wednesday, 2019-01-23 18:01:46
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The Tomb of Khai Dinh, part of the Complex of Hue Monuments. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Hue ancient citadel relic complex – a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site – will be open with free admission for domestic visitors during the first three days of the 2019 Lunar New Year (February 5-7).

Holidaymakers to the Hue ancient capital city on those days will have a chance to participate in royal games and enjoy calligraphy and martial arts performances, along with traditional dragon and lion dances.

As part of activities welcoming the arrival of Tet, the biggest and most important festival year-round in Vietnam, the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre will re-enact the Neu tree planting ceremony, a traditional ritual practised under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) on January 28 (the 23rd day of the last lunar month).

There will also be an array of activities such as wrapping chung cake (a traditional Tet novelty cake made from glutinous rice).

In 2018, the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre earned VND381.7 billion (US$16.4 million) from serving over 3.5 million tourists, up 19% compared to the target set.

The centre has implemented 24 restoration projects with total investment exceeding VND278.8 billion (US$11.9 million).