The Huế Monuments Conservation Centre has installed an automatic lighting system on one of the gates of the royal palace in a bid to make the site look more attractive to tourists in the evenings.
The light system at the eastern Hiền Nhơn Gate, which became operational yesterday, is controlled by LED sensors.
The light display temporarily put in place for the áo dài fashion show during the last Huế Festival inspired the conservation centre to go ahead with the project.
The Hà Nội-based Phú Thành Company donated VND1 billion (US$46,000) for the 637W system.
The automatic lighting system on one of the gates of the royal palace will make the site look more attractive to tourists in the evenings
Hiền Nhơn Gate was designated as the palace’s entrance for men.
The southern Ngọ Môn Gate served as the main front entrance while northern Hòa Bình was the back gate for logistics.
The western Chương Đức Gate was used for women to enter.
Some experts have suggested the initiative is a waste of money, however, as very few tourists go to see the palace at night.