A small city tucked across Hai Van Pass in Central Vietnam, Hue is also sometimes referred as the cultural capital of Vietnam for the rich culture and heritage that it holds elegantly. Click here to read all blogs from our Vietnam backpacking trip. Spread across During Vietnam war bombings, many of the structures of imperial city were destroyed and you could see their remains inside the Citadel complex. Out of structures, only 10 major sites remain now due to loss in these battles.
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Hue - The Lost Imperial City in Central Vietnam
From to , Hue was the capital of the last imperial dynasty, the Nguyen. Located halfway between Hanoi and Saigon, the city has developed over the years into a hub in central Vietnam. Today, the city has a population of about , The highlight in the city is the imperial citadel with the Forbidden City, which is a magnet for tourists from all over the world.
Hue – Citadel & Imperial Palace with the Forbidden City (Vietnam)
In , a fifteen-year-old boy was forced into hiding after his entire family was killed. His name was Nguyen Phuc An, and he was the nephew of the final Nguyen lord who ruled over the southern half of Vietnam. As the lone surviving member of a once-powerful clan, he vowed to take revenge against their conquerers, the Tay Son army. It would take multiple attempts over a period of a couple of decades, but the young Phuc An would eventually succeed. He used the foreign assistance to gradually build up a powerful army that would finally emerge victorious in
From to , Hue was the capital of Vietnam and home to the Nguyen dynasty. By far the focal point of tourism in Hue, the Citadel is a sprawling complex on the northern side of the Perfume River, and within its deep moat and imposing walls are the courts, temples, gardens and pavilions of the Imperial City. For most, this gate—also known as the South Gate—will be where you start your tour of the Imperial City. The five entrances you can see in the photo below are sized according to the status of the person allowed to enter through them: the middle and largest was for the emperor; the two smaller ones off the center were for mandarins, soldiers and horses; and the two arched entrances facing inward were for the commoners.