Beginning on April 22, the Imperial City of Hue will be open to visitors between 19:00 – 22:00 instead of during daytime only, according to Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre.
He also stated that the extended opening time will remain in effect until September 15, allowing visitors to avoid the scorching heat of the summer while offering them the unique experience of the imperial city at night.
The Imperial City of Hue is a walled palace located in central Vietnam’s Hue City, which served as the capital of Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty between 1802 and 1945. The site is a popular tourist attraction and has been recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site since 1993.
A number of night time activities that once took place inside the Imperial City will be replicated such as the shift change rituals of the old imperial guards, musical performances, religious offerings and martial arts training by the imperial army.
Those who visit at night will pay a ticket price of VND 120,000 ($5.36 US) for Vietnamese citizens or VND 150,000 ($6.70 US) for foreigners.