Best of the bunch: Ung Lang Tomb is one of the most impressive sites, featuring combined architecture styles in Hue. The city will start its golden tourism month in September. Visitors to the monuments in the former royal capital city of Hue City are enjoying big discounts during September, when Hue starts its golden tourism month.

During the month, tourists can use one entrance ticket, that they can buy from the Royal Palace, Hieu Lang (Minh Mang) Tomb, and Ung Lang (Khai Dinh) Tomb to enter other monuments in the city.

Tourists also get a free electric bus on the Royal Palace – Artefact Museum route. Discounts of 50 per cent will be applied to royal court music performances and 10 per cent for other services like royal costume wear and drink.

Groups of 30 or more who arrive at site will be awarded a free presenter. Students enjoy free ticket at any sites.

The Hue Monument Conservation Centre will also put collections of royal artifacts on show in several exhibitions to introduce items donated and lent by local collectors.

The golden tourism month is among other events celebrating 20 years of world heritage recognition by UNESCO for Hue monuments, according to Phan Thanh Hai, the centre’s director.

Ngo Hoa, chairman of provincial People’s Committee, added that the 19 biggest hotels in Hue pledged discounts of between 30-50 per cent for tourists during the month.

Hue planned a golden tourism week in September after a successful golden week held in April. Now it has expanded the week to one month.

But experts are wonder about the effectiveness of the month, as local Phu Bai Airport will not reopen until repairs are completed on September 20, near the end of golden month. During early September, tourists will have to reach Hue by bus from neighbouring Da Nang Airport. 

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