23.10.2022, 11:40

Tourists come back to Hue after storm Sonca

On the first two reopening days (October 15 and 16) after being hit by tropical storm Sonca, the imperial citadel relic site in Hue City attracted more than 2,000 guests, including many international visitors.

According to the Hue Monuments Conservation Center, on the afternoon of October 15, the site welcomed 462 guests. On October 16, the number of visitors to Hue Imperial Citadel—part of the complex of Hue Monuments recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage—increased to 1,919.

Previously, Hue Imperial Citadel had to stop welcoming visitors as storm Sonca—the 5th to strike the country this year—made landfall in the central region on October 14, causing floods in Hue City.

Such photos show the love of visitors, especially foreigners, for learning about the culture and history of the Nguyen Dynasty, although the weather is unfavorable.

The road to the citadel’s central area has dried up The road to the citadel’s central area has dried up Foreign guests take pictures in front of the citadel’s Five-Phoenix Pavilion Foreign guests take pictures in front of the citadel’s Five-Phoenix Pavilion An aerial view of Hue Imperial Citadel with Five-Phoenix Pavilion, Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace (under renovation), etc. Foreign guests are guided before visiting the citadel. An audio guide service in multiple languages is available. The Noon Gate inside the citadel is reflected in the flooded courtyard Foreign visitors enjoy visiting the flooded citadel Hue Imperial Citadel is very large, so it takes half a day or a full day to visit and explore the unique architecture and culture of the Nguyen Dynasty here A foreign tourist enjoys taking pictures of the architecture in the citadel Hue Imperial Citadel is always a favorite attraction for tourists – mainly from Europe and America Not only foreign tourists but also Vietnamese guests visit the site after storm Sonca A group of guests in ao dai takes pictures in the citadel