Historical relics in Thua Thien Hue re-open

Tourists now can visit various places of historical and scenic interest in the central province of Thua Thien Hue that were closed over the past four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historical relics in Thua Thien Hue re-open
The Imperial City is one of the historical heritage within the Complex of Hue Monuments that opened to tourists this month. VNA/VNS Photo Tuong Vi

According to the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, the heritage sites that are allowed to receive visitors include the Imperial City, the mausoleums of Emperors Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, and An Dinh Palace.

However, the visitors can only visit the outdoor areas and are not permitted to enter the interior of the relics.

The re-opening of tourism sites is part of the Thua Thien-Hue authorities’ efforts in gradually reviving the provincial tourism sector that has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To ensure virus prevention and control, tourists have to comply with 5K (in Vietnamese) rules: Khẩu trang (facemask), Khử khuẩn (disinfection), Khoảng cách (distance), Không tụ tập (no gathering), and Khai báo y tế (health declaration), as well as scanning the QR code of the Disease Control Card before entering the sites.

Particularly, visitors from outside the province must complete the implementation of medical supervision according to regulations, in which people from the pandemic hot spots must receive full doses of the vaccine and self-isolate for a week.

Historical relics in Thua Thien Hue re-open
Tourists have to scan the QR code of the Disease Control Card before entering the sites. VNA/VNS Photo Tuong Vi

The province is offering a 50 per cent ticket discount to the Complex of Hue Monuments.


In an effort to promote the local tourism sector during the pandemic, Thua Thien Hue Province has also actively introduced local tourist landmarks on social media, aiming to attract tourists as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic situation is brought under control in the area.

As revealed by the provincial tourism authority, a quarter of the province’s tour guides, equivalent to 200 people, have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and this number will continue to increase when domestic tourism is fully open.

The pandemic is basically controlled in Thua Thien Hue. As of September 30, 66 COVID-19 patients are being treated in the area while 751 have recovered. Over 124,378 local residents have been vaccinated with the first jab and another 57,000 people have been inoculated with second jabs.

Currently, restaurants and cafes in the province have been allowed to open, but at 50 per cent capacity. Places of worship have also reopened but to fewer than 50 people.

Local residents are allowed to exercise outdoors and schools have opened to students.

Source: Vietnam News