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Admission fees hiked for Hue historic sites

Update: March, 01/2012 - 09:49

HUE — The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre will apply new entrance ticket prices for local and foreign visitors to the city's historical sites from this month.

The centre has submitted the proposal for new prices to the Thua Thien – Hue People's Committee and is awaiting approval from the provincial administration. It argues that the admission fees for foreign visitors have not been changed since 1993 while inflation has soared since.

The new prices will apply to two sets of monuments, the first comprising the tombs of emperors Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and Minh Mang as well as the Hue Citadel; and the second consisting of the tombs of Thieu Tri and Dong Khanh, the An Dinh and Hon Chen palaces, the Imperial Citadel and the Antiquities Museum.

For the first set, foreign tourists will pay VND80,000 (US$3.8)per monument, up from the current fee of VND55,000; while domestic visitors will pay VND55,000 per person per monument, up from VND30,000.

For the second set, foreign and domestic tourists will be charged VND40,000 and VND30,000 per monument, respectively.-VNS

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