On March 26, the imperial city of Hue launched the first period of Golden Tourism Week in the city. The event will last until April 1.
During the event, the tourists visiting Hue will be offered a 50% discount on tickets to watch daytime Hue Royal Court Music performances- which has been named by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Especially, any group of 10 visitors will receive a 20 percent discount for visiting the city’s heritage sites while students will get free tickets for sightseeing.
Also in this occasion, if visitors buy tickets to visit the Imperial Palace and the royal tombs of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, they will get tickets to enter Thieu Tri and Tu Duc tombs and Hon Chem temple for free.
First launched in 2012, the week aims to popularize the local heritage among tourists, drawing more visitors to the city ahead of the forthcoming Hue Festival 2014. In 2014, there will be other 2 similar weeks to be held.
Participants can also join exhibitions displaying antiques and traditional costumes under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).