The central province of Thua Thien Hue held a ceremony on July 1 to
welcome this year’s the one millionth tourist to the ancient imperial
relic site in Hue city, which is a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage
The lucky visitor, Ho Mai Phuong from
Hanoi capital, was presented will a free pass to all relics at the site
valid for her entire life and a two-night stay for two people at
four-star Huong Giang hotel. She also received two bottles of special
royal wine and 2 million VND in cash.
to Director of the Hue Relics Preservation Centre Phan Thanh Hai, in
the first half of 2014, the site earned 75 billion VND (3.5 million USD)
from ticket fees, equivalent to 65 percent of the yearly target.
He added that the centre plans to offer more tourist services from
now to the end of the year, such as cruises on royal boats on Huong
River and royal banquets.
Apart from the Hue
ancient imperial city, Thua Thien-Hue province boasts various tourist
attractions, such as one of the world’s most beautiful bay, Lang Co.
Its destinations for spiritual tourism such as Truc
Lam Zen Monastery and old pagodas also attract a large number of
From now to the end of
this year, the locality plans to organise more tourism promotion
activities, particularly in September and December, and offer more
diverse tourist products to attract more visitors.-VNA