Tourist sites in Ha Noi reopened for tourists


VGP – Historic relics and tourist attractions in Ha Noi have reopened when the disinfection work completed.

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A series of tourist sites in Ha Noi including the Temple of Literature and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long has reopened for visitors after a temporary shutdown in the previous days.

The Management Board of the Imperial Citadel of ThangLong said that the historical site has resumed its reception from this morning after being sterilized and that they have prepared masks for visitors to prevent the possible contraction of coronavirus.

Several historical relics and popular tourist destinations in Hanoi announced temporary closure to avoid the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, including Hoa Lo Prison, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, among others.

The management board of Hoa Lo Prison relic said the number of tourists decreased 15% compared with the same period last year.

“We closed one day for sterilisation, in accordance with the demand of the Ministry of Health, today we prepared free masks and hand sanitisers for tourists,” said they.

“Hoa Lo Prison is a must-see place for foreign tourists in Ha Noi, we are aware that foreigners are very careful in personal safety and hygiene, we have tried to bring a good experience to them.”

They talked to guests and received good feedback from them.

“Most of them feel comfortable to visit the site,” they added.

The Temple of Literature, which had halted its operation a day earlier at the request of the Hanoi Department of Culture& Sport, was also reopened. “The number of arrivals to the site was not large, however, it showed more positive signals against the early days of the Lunar New Year,” Director of the Management Board of the Temple of Literature Le Xuan Kieu said.

The Ha Noi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourismstressed that the closure was carried out for sterilizing the sites and the facilities would reopen when the disinfection work completed.

Early this week, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism sent a letter to provincial and municipal people’s committees to temporarily stop all festivals to prevent the coronavirus from spreading./. 

 By Vien Nhu