As a hot travel spot, the Imperial City of Hue in Vietnam attracts people from around the world to take a visit even in the same hot summer. The good news is that, the attraction extends its opening hours to 10pm daily from 22 April to 15 September, which allows tourists to avoid the summer's burning sunlight and enjoy the visit at cooler night time.
Recommended Vietnam tour
Ho Chi Minh – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay
People coming to pay a visit to the Imperial City of Hue
Located in the center of Vietnam's Hue City, the Imperial City was built in 1362. And the Nguyen dynasty made it capital of Vietnam between 1802 and 1945 after they ruled the country. Though suffered from years of termite and cyclone damage, as well as substantial damage from wars, it still remains very impressive to the world. In 1993, the UNESCO recognized it as a World Heritage Site, and a latest and largest restoration project has concluded in 2015.
Now people who visit the Imperial City at night can see the activities that former residents did in the past. People replicate the musical shows, shift change rituals of the old imperial guards, and imperial army's martial arts training. You can even try booking an evening royal banquet, and you'll have the chance of dressing up like a Vietnamese royalty member and have a bite of the traditional royal dishes.
Ticket price for visiting the Imperial City of Hue:
VND120,000 (US$5.36) for Vietnamese citizens
VND150,000 (US$6.7) for foreigners
Opening hours: 8am - 10pm
Address: Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
Phone: +84 234 3501 143