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The former Imperial City of Hue is a favorite place for visitors during the lunar New Year's holiday. This year due to the COVID-19, fewer people come here than previous years.
The former Imperial City comprises the Hue Citadel and the Forbidden City.
Women love to wear Ao Dai - Vietnamese traditional long dress during Tet. The former Imperial City was the capital of the Nguyen Lords in Vietnam in the 17th - 18th centuries.
At tranquil pagodas, revelers ask for a Nom script from calligraphers, expecting happiness, luck and success in the new year.
Visiting pagodas on the lunar New Year’s holiday is a fine custom of Vietnamese people to pray for happiness, health, and luck.
Nguyet Linh who was born and grew up in Hue says she always spends the morning of the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday visiting the Hue Imperial Citadel.
It’s a bit cold with a little rain which is convenient for local people to visit a pagoda on lunar New Year’s Day.
A couple wear a five-flaps shirt – the traditional costume of the Hue people under the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty in the 18th century.
Visitors wear royal costumes to take photos.

People visit Hue Imperial City on lunar New Year’s holiday

(VOVWORLD) - On the first days of the lunar New Year's holiday - Tet, historical sites in the central city of Hue have received a number of visitors who are local residents and tourists from other provinces and cities.