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The Imperial city of Hue, Why must visit this place?

During the trip to Vietnam, perhaps the imperial city of hue is the most exciting destination that you need a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This place still retains centuries-old buildings with unique architecture, impressive historical and mysterious crypts. It contains interesting information about the life and culture of the ancient Vietnamese.

A vast panorama of the city, probably spent all day to explore the place. And it was these interesting things that inspired me to come here as soon as possible in the unfavorable weather. And that does not disappoint me.

 

 

Photo: Esmée Winnubst (source: flickr.com)

 

 

The History Of The Imperial City Of Hue

 

Hue Citadel was built from the reign of King Gia Long in 1804 and completed in the reign of King Minh Mang in 1833. They need thousands of workers to built on the complexity and scale of the work. A 10 kilometer moat was dug on the outside with each 2 kilometer long. but later these earthen walls were replaced by stone walls. This was once the capital of Vietnam's last feudal dynasty, where it witnessed the ups and downs of a transitional period between the feudal, colonial, and new periods. Hue still preserves intact the architectural features of the Nguyen Dynasty feudalism over 143 years from 1802 to 1945.

 

 

Photo: Esmée Winnubst (source: flickr.com)

 

See also: What is so interesting about Hoi An anyway?

 

The entrance of the imperial city

 

You have to pay about $ 6.60 / 150,000 / ticket to visit there. And this price is also very reasonable. However, you should to pay a little more to hire a local guide to teach you the detail amazing history

 

 

Photo: Esmée Winnubst (source: flickr.com)

 

Openning hours

 

The opening hours of the imperial city are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm from Friday to Wednesday.

On Thursdays, it will open at 8am and close at 10pm. This allows visitors to experience the city of Hue at night.

 

 

Photo: Esmée Winnubst (source: flickr.com)

 

How to get there

 

Hue Citadel is located in Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam. If your hotel is located in Hue City, you can walk easily, although there are plenty of taxis or rickshaws that can take you there.

 

 

What interesting in The Imperial City Hue

 

Ngo Mon Gate

 

This is the main gate of Hue Citadel, built in 1834, the reign of Minh Mang. The name Ngo Mon Gate means the gate toward the south. This is also the direction for the kings.

 

 

Photo: Esmée Winnubst (source: flickr.com)

 

Thai Hoa Palace - San Trieu Dai Nghi

 

Thai Hoa Palace – San Dai Trieu Nghi: These are the two places where important royal ceremonies or ceremonies, such as the coronation ceremony, the reception of the emperor, the great court ... The building is built erected in 1805, the reign of King Gia Long.

 

 

 

Photo: Pierre Doyen (source: flickr.com)

 

Dien Tho and Truong Sanh Outer Court

 

Dien Tho Outer Court and Truong Sanh Outer Court: Dien Tho was built in 1803, is the residence of the Nguyen emperors. Truong Sanh was built in 1821 is also home to some emperors

 

 

Temples and places of worship

 

This place included Trieu Temple, Thái Temple, Hưng Temple, Thế Temple, Phụng Tiên Palace, Hien Lam Cac and the place to worship the king of Nguyen

 

 

Photo: Esmée Winnubst (source: flickr.com)

 

Hien Lam Cac

 

Hien Lam Cac is an architectural monument located in the ancient imperial city of Hue, built in 1821 and completed in 1822 by Minh Mang King. Hien Lam cac is located in the shrine area in the imperial city of Hue, 17 m high and is the tallest structure in the Imperial Citadel. This is considered a memorial memorial of the Nguyen Kings and the mandarins with great merits of the dynasty.

 

 

Photo: Esmée Winnubst (source: flickr.com)

 

In addition to the Imperial city of Hue, you can visit the tombs of the kings such as Khai Dinh, Tu Duc, Gia Long, Minh Mang tombs ... The tombs are also very grand and the hundreds of years of history.

 

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Note for your handbook

 

This place is really ancient. Probably a minor forbidden city of China but it is completely different, different by architecture, history and culture of the ancient Vietnamese people. I really like this place. And this is also a place you need to add to the notebook when traveling in Vietnam. In addition, there are some small notes when visiting here, that is remember to bring water, you will take a lot of time for the walk to see, so  a bottle of water to supplement the body. They also sell water in there, but it costs about $ 4 for a small bottle. Wao! It’s very, very expensive. Do not forget to bring a hat because the weather is quite hot in the summer. If you go in the summer, you should visit the early or in the evening.

 


 

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