With more than 1.5 million visitors a year, It was high time for the Temple to have a system of signposts to clearly guide tours within the Site, and to show the directions of the buildings and sub – buildings in the Temple. Therefore, the Centre for Scientific and Cultural Activities Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam offered to Mr Patrick Hoarau - a French graphic designer, the opportunity to design a system of signposts according to the patterns carved on the stone stelae. Accordingly, the system was made by a carefully selected Unit who have both high prestige and experience. As a result, this system of signposts made of strong natural stone are in harmony with the context of the vestige and extremely helpful for the visitors.
Meanwhile, a new ticket office was set up in front of the Great Portico making it more convenient for visitors to buy tickets. The design of the ticket office is modern and in harmony with the system of signposts and the front area of the Temple.
As well as the system of signposts, there is an audio guide in 8 languages. These are English, French, Japanese, Spanish, South Korean, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese and have been set up to meet the demand for more information by visitors from different countries.
The Launching ceremony were attended by Mr. Truong Minh Tien, Deputy Director of Ha Noi Department of Culture and Sports; Associate Professor Do Van Tru, Standing Vice Chairman of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association; Professor in History Le Van Lan; Dr. Nguyen Huu Mui - Deputy Director of the Han-Nom Research Institute; Mr. Emmanuel Cerise – Director of the Agency of Cooperation Decentralization the region of Paris in Vietnam, representatives from the agencies, museums and vestiges in Ha Noi.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Truong Minh Tien, Deputy Director of Ha Noi Department of Culture and Sports highly appreciated the achievements made by the Centre for Scientific and Cultural Activities Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam. He said: “On behalf of the leaders of Ha Noi Department of Culture and Sports I congratulate and commend the first important result that the staff and employees of Centre for Scientific and Cultural Activities Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam have achieved. I think, the way that the Center selected the best graphic design expert and an experienced Unit helps to make the products of a high quality and to better serve the demands of the visitors. So the values of this important site of Ha Noi and the country are outstanding.