|Royal welcome: Tourists visit Hue former royal citadel. The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre pledged to carry out promotion days similar to those that have been applied in the last two years. — VNA/VNS Photo Quoc Viet
THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) — The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre announced that more than two million visitors came to see its heritage sites this year as of December 25, including a historic influx of one million foreigners.
Centre Director Phan Thanh Hai said the visitors brought in VND205 billion (US$9 million) in entrance ticket fees.
Last Saturday, the centre offered a prize package valued at VND35 million ($1,500) to the 2,000,200th visitor, Arino Pascale, from France, and VND25 million ($1,100) to the 2,000,100th guest, Ngo Hoan Toan, an overseas Vietnamese living in Germany.
The packages included souvenir gifts and discounts for accommodation and tourism facilities.
In the coming year, the centre pledged to carry out promotion days similar to those that have been applied in the last two years, including discount entrance tickets to heritage sites and free performances of royal music shows.
These will take place in April, September and December to celebrate the biennial cultural event Hue Festival 2016, Vietnamese National Day and to mark the year end.
In recent years, the centre restored a number of ruin relics in an attempt to lure more visitors to the monument system. — VNS