Tu Duc Tomb is part of Hue Monument Complex

Hue Monuments’ Entrance Fee Increases from 1 Jan 2020

What is the new Hue ticket fee?

From 01-01-2020, Thừa Thiên Huế province will increase the ticket fee at the Hue monument complex. On 20 August 2019, Thừa Thiên Huế Province People’s Council has issued a new fee regulation which are as following:

The adjustment is classified in 4 rates:

  • Group 1 : The complex of Imperial City monuments: Ticket from 150,000VND (7USD) increasing to 200,00VND (9USD)
  • Group 2 : The complex of Tự Đức Tomb, Khải Định Tomb, Minh Mạng Tomb: Ticket from 100,000 VND (5USD) increasing to 150,000 VND ( 7USD).
  • Group 3 : The complex of Gia Long Tomb, Thiệu Trị Tomb, Đồng Khánh Tomb : Ticket from 40,000VND ( 2USD) increasing to 50,000VND ( 3USD).
  • Group 4 : Hòn Chén Temple (Chén Island Temple), An Định palace, Nam Giao Sacrifice Square: Ticket from 20,000VND ( 1USD) increasing to 30,000 VND ( 2USD).

If buying a combo ticket for the group of Hue Citadel & Imperial City, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc Tomb, the combo entrance fee will be discounted from 650,000VND ( 28USD) to 530,000VND ( 23USD). This pass can also be used for two days consecutively. 

The Hue Entrance fee regulation will go into effect on 01 Jan 2020.

What is Hue Monument Complex?

Hue Monument complex
Hue Citadel from above. Source: Le Huy Hoang Hai.

According to UNESCO website, the Complex of Hue Monuments is located in and around Hue City in Thua Thien-Hue Province in the geographical centre of Vietnam and with easy access to the sea.

Established as the capital of unified Vietnam in 1802 CE, Hue was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen Dynasty, the last royal dynasty of Vietnamese history, from 1802 to 1945 CE. 

What does Hue Monument Complex consist of?

Tu Duc Tomb is part of Hue Monument Complex
Tu Duc Tomb is part of Hue Monument Complex. Source: Le Huy Hoang Hai.

Their heritage consists of Hue Citadel & Imperial City. Within the Hue Citadel were located not only administrative and military functions of the Empire, but also the Imperial Residence, the Hoang Thanh (Find Imperial Citadel Hue Guided tour here: Hue Imperial City), the Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Purple City) and related royal palaces. 

In the outlying areas were located important ritual sites related to the spiritual life of the dynasty such as 

  • the Van Mieu (Temple of Literature)
  • the Dan Nam Giao (Esplanade of Sacrifice to the Heaven and Earth)
  • the Ho Quyen (Royal Area), the Den Voi Re (Temple of the Roaring Elephant), and the Chua Thien Mu (Celestial Lady Pagoda)
  • Further upstream, arranged along the Perfume River were the tombs of the dynasty’s emperors. 
  • Tran Binh Dai & Tran Hai Thanh, additional defensive system for the capital city. 

How many days should you spend to visit Hue Monument Complex?

nghinh luong dinh hue citadel
The beauty of Hue. Source: Le Huy Hoang Hai.

With such history and heritage, four days in Hue is good if you’ve got the time up your sleeve – it really depends on the rest-off your itinerary and your total travel time. 

If you’re on a tight schedule, then cut it down to 2 or 3 full days. 

If you’re on a really tight schedule, we’d suggest leaving it in favor of other parts of Vietnam. Therefore, one day is okay but you should make it worthy by combining all the sites into one package, such as the Hue Full Day City Tour here. 

We hope the new fee regulation does not hold you back from exploring our hometown of Hue. 

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