The high increase was because people may visit Hue monuments free of charge on the National Day, said Mr. Hai.
Visitors most concentrated in Minh Mang, Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and Thieu Tri tombs.
Since early 2017, Hue UNESCO-recognized heritage sites have received 2.2 million visitors, a year on year increase of 18.35 percent. Of the number, 22.66 percent are foreigners.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates that Hue Imperial Citadel is one of seven leading tourist destinations of Vietnam in 2017 for the second consecutive year, basing on questionnaires and estimations by local and foreign prestigious travel companies.
The most attractive tour is “Hue-one destination, five heritages” including Hue ancient capital, Hue royal court music, woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty, imperial records of the Nguyen Dynasty and Han script literature and poems on Hue royal architectures. They have been recognized as world heritages by UNESCO.