Authorities in Hanoi have announced new admission fees for the capital’s noted relics and scenic attractions for 2015.
The new rates, issued by the People’s Committee, have been applied since January 1.
Tickets to Temple of Literature; Ngoc Son Temple (located on Hoan Kiem Lake); Hoa Lo Prison; and the UNESCO-recognized Imperial Citadel of Thang Long now cost VND30,000 (US$1.4).
Meanwhile, tourists will be charged VND10,000 ($0.47) each for entry to the Co Loa Relic Complex, Tay Phuong Pagoda, Thay Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple.
A visit to Duong Lam Ancient Village and Huong Pagoda now costs VND20,000 and VND49,000 ($2.3), respectively.
Admission to pagodas and temples including Ngoc Son Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Tay Phuong Pagoda, Thay Pagoda, Huong Pagoda, and Duong Lam Ancient Village will be free on Lunar New Year’s Eve and the first two days of Tet, the Vietnamese term for the Lunar New Year.
Tet falls on February 19 this year but festive preparations and the celebratory atmosphere will go on one week before and after that date, as per tradition.