Hue Imperial Citadel receives 20,000 visitors on National Day

The number of visitors to Hue Imperial Citadel highly rocketed to top 20,000 local and foreign visitors on September 2, said Dr. Phan Thanh Hai, director of Hue Monuments Conservation Center.

Visitors at Hue Imperial Citadel (Photo: SGGP)

Visitors at Hue Imperial Citadel (Photo: SGGP)

The high increase was because people may visit Hue monuments free of charge on the National Day, said Mr. Hai.
Visitors most concentrated in Minh Mang, Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and Thieu Tri tombs.
Since early 2017, Hue UNESCO-recognized heritage sites have received 2.2 million visitors, a year on year increase of 18.35 percent. Of the number, 22.66 percent are foreigners.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates that Hue Imperial Citadel is one of seven leading tourist destinations of Vietnam in 2017 for the second consecutive year, basing on questionnaires and estimations by local and foreign prestigious travel companies.
The most attractive tour is “Hue-one destination, five heritages” including Hue ancient capital, Hue royal court music, woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty, imperial records of the Nguyen Dynasty and Han script literature and poems on Hue royal architectures. They have been recognized as world heritages by UNESCO.

By VAN THANG – Translated by Hai Mien

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