Hue Citadel is a must-go for those who ever visit Hue. However, the beauty of Hue Citadel night remained hidden since they only open for visitors during the day. This become a huge disadvantage of Hue tourism since not only the night at Hue Citadel could attract more visitors, but also exploring Hue Citadel in summer could be too hot for some foreign visitors.
Therefore, this summer, starting from 22nd February 2017, Hue Citadel will be opened at night too. This would be a major improvement for Hue tourism. For the first time, they open the citadel at night with lots of nighttime culture activities to boost Hue Tourism.
Basic information of Hue Citadel night
According to Hue Monuments Conservation Center, besides the normal open time, from 7:00 to 17:00, they will open the night shift of the citadel from 19:00 to 22:00. However, there are only some specific buildings in Hue Citadel which allow visitors to enter. Those are Thai Hoa palace, Gate of Noon, Dien Tho palace, The Mieu Temple, Truong Sanh palace, Peace gate, and Tu Phuong Vo Su pavilion. Ticket price for night shift is the same as day shift, 120.000 VND and for each domestic visitor and 150.000VND and for each foreign visitor.
The beauty of Hue Citadel night
Along with the night shift, there will be many changes at Hue Citadel. Hue Citadel will be redecorated to be more suitable for night time. They will add more colorful lanterns, lights to the external as well as the internal. Besides, after several restoration works last year, Hue Citadel has revived its royal vibe.
“Those ancient walls sparkling with night light will draw a lot of tourists,” former director of the Hue Citadel Conservation Center Phan Thanh Hai said.
Some standout activities
Many culture activities will happen inside the citadel during the night. Some of them are royal games, royal live music, and Hue royal feast. Visitors can freely stroll along the beautiful garden in Hue citadel and enjoy the royal life.
So what are you waiting for? Make Hue your next destination for this summer vacation and explore Hue Citadel night with Hue by night tour.