Sightseeing and relics of the ancient capital like Dai Noi and Thien Mu pagoda are almost empty due to the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Hue Citadel, a place often crowded with tourists, does not even have a single visitor. From 17:00 on March 14, Thua Thien Hue province temporarily stopped welcoming guests to visit monuments, museums, and landscapes. The reopening time will be announced by the Provincial People’s Committee depending on the situation of Covid-19.
Ky Dai area (flagpole) is located in the front of the Imperial City, in front of Ngo Mon Gate and there are no visitors. Ky Dai is located in the center of Hue City and is also a symbol of the ancient capital.
Thien Mu pagoda was quiet during the Covid-19 period. The pagoda is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of Huong River, about 5 km west of Hue city center. The pagoda, built in the 1600s, is considered to be one of the oldest pagodas in Thua Thien and is one of the must-visit destinations for visitors to Hue.
The dock in front of Thien Mu pagoda is no longer crowded with dozens of boats carrying tourists docking close together every day. Visitors to Hue this time will not be visiting the Citadel, the tombs, relics … This pause is in aim to prevent disease in the province.
Khai Dinh Mausoleum is temporarily closed. This is the resting place of King Khai Dinh, located on Chau Chu Mountain, Huong Thuy Town, about 10 km southwest of Hue City. Mausoleum was built meticulously, feated for 10 years, from 1920 to 1930.
Hue National School is empty when students are allowed to stay home. With the complicated situation of Covid-19, Hue National High School informed its students to continue the break from March 16, expected to end March 29, 2020.
Inside Hai Ba Trung High Schoolyard, located on Le Loi Street, Hue is also a quiet space. The school also informs students to stay home until March 29, 2020.
The stalls behind the Dong Ba market are less crowded than usual. This place is located on Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue City, the largest market in the province, was opened under the reign of King Dong Khanh (1887). In the past, the market was located near Dong Ba gate, then King Thanh Thai moved it to its present position.
The pedestrian bridge area along the Perfume River. This route connects with Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street, Ly Tu Trong Park, creating a highlight for the south bank of the Huong River.
A secluded scene inside a trade center in Hue. Businesses, karaoke, discos, bars, cinemas, and shops are also temporarily closed to minimize the spread of Covid-19.
Phu Bai International Airport is almost without a shadow. The airport is located in Huong Thuy town, 13 km from Hue city center.
According to the announcement of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province, they have carried out environmental treatments, disinfectant spray in monuments, museums, landscapes to ensure the safe conditions to welcome visitors back when there is notice.
Photo: Kelvin Long https://vnexpress.net/du-lich/hue-vang-lang-4073462.html