Free admission for domestic visitors to Complex of Hue monuments on National Day

Saturday, 02/09/2023 17:15
According to the Hue Monuments Conservation Center, the complex of Hue monuments – a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site – is set to open with free admission for domestic visitors during the upcoming National Day on September 2.
Free admission for domestic visitors to Complex of Hue monuments on National Day
(Source: VOV) 

VOV reported the the plan, in which free entrance will be offered to domestic visitors at relic sites belonging to the Hue Monuments Complex such as Hue ancient citadel, the majestic tombs of King Gia Long, Minh Mang, Tu Duc, Thieu Tri, Dong Khanh Mausoleum, An Dinh Palace, Hon Chen Palace, and the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities.

The opening hours for guests will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 2. The Hue Monuments Conservation Center asks that visitors bring their citizen identification cards when entering the Hue relic site.

In a bid to attract tourists to the ancient capital, the Thua Thien Hue province’s tourism industry has launched diverse activities aimed at stimulating tourism demand under the framework of the Hue Festival 2023, which was designed as a four-season festival.

These festive activities are expected to attract a large number of domestic and international tourists, thereby contributing to the overall recovery of the local tourism industry after being heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Le Cong Son, deputy director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center, revealed that security forces have been arranged to ensure social order remains stable to serve a large number of visitors during the upcoming national holiday.

Simultaneously, a range of service types will be deployed as part of the occasion, including virtual reality experience and royal costume in order to provide tourists with exciting experiences when visiting Hue heritage sites.

Hanoi offers free double-decker rides on holiday

The Department of Tourism of Hanoi on August 31 announced free services for visitors taking the city’s double decker bus tour during the National Day holiday, reported VNA.

The free rides will be available from September 1-4. (Photo: VGP) 

The free rides, available from September 1-4, are applied for those operated by the Hanoi Transport Corporation (Transerco) and the Vietnam –Hanoi Joint Stock Company (Vietnam Sightseeing)

Accordingly, the Transerco offers three buses operating from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm every day. Each trip is 30 minutes apart.

Free services for visitors taking the city’s double decker bus tour during the National Day holiday. (Photo: 

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Sightseeing operates four buses from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm. Each trip is 30 minutes apart.

Hanoi is also offering 80,000 gift sets to tourists visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum during the holiday, with each including one loaf of bread and a bottle of water or milk.

New e-visa policy to help lure more foreign visitors: Official

The e-visa policy, which took effect from August 15, is expected to help Vietnam attract a hike in the number of international visitors right in the autumn-winter tourist season of 2023, VNA quoted the saying of Do Van Hao, Deputy Chief of Police at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport put automatic entry systems (Autogate) into operation in early August. (Photo: 

According to Hao, the resolution issued by the Government on August 14 on granting e-visas to citizens of all countries and territories represents a breakthrough and reaffirms the Vietnamese Government's commitment to continuing the policy of openness to foreigners, creating favourable conditions in terms of visa, entry and exit procedures for them, especially those visiting Vietnam for the purposes of working, investment, and tourism.

The number of foreign visitors, especially those from Europe and the Americas, is projected to increase sharply after the Autumn-Winter tourist season starts (from late September to early October), Hao said.

 At a security check desk in Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Photo: VNA)

Tan Son Nhat International Airport put automatic entry systems (Autogate) into operation in early August, helping reduce the time for security check to about 30-40 seconds per passenger, the official noted.

However, Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said a survey conducted by the agency at travel agencies found that there hasn't been a significant change in tourist numbers to Vietnam following the implementation of the new e-visa policy.

Statistics reported by local hotels show that the number of room reservations for September reached around 70% of the total capacity.

Strong growth is expected in both international and domestic visitors during September and towards the end of the year, Hoa said.

Sharing Hoa’s opinion, General Director of Viet Tourism Communication JSC Pham Phuong Anh predicted that the new e-visa policy may increase the number of international tourism arrivals to Vietnam served by the company by 2-25% per year.

According to the Government’s decision, foreigners using e-visas are permitted to enter or exit Vietnam via 13 air border gates, 16 land border gates, and 13 sea border gates./.

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