Starting April 22, the Imperial City will be open to visitors between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm, instead of during daytime only, according to Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.
The extended opening time will remain in effect until September 15, allowing visitors to avoid the scorching heat of the summer while offering them the unique experience of the imperial city at night, Hai said.
A number of nighttime activities that once took place inside the Imperial City will be replicated, such as the shift change rituals of the old imperial guards, musical performances, religious offerings, and martial arts training by the imperial army.
Those who visit at night will pay a ticket price of VND120,000 (US$5.36) for Vietnamese citizens or VND150,000 ($6.7) for foreigners.
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