One-day tour of Hue imperial city


(VOVworld)- The Imperial Citadel of Hue, a UNESCO cultural heritage is a major tourist destination in Vietnam. Its construction began in 1805 in the reign of King Gia Long, founder of the Nguyen Dynasty and ended in 1832 in the reign of King Minh Mang. 200 years have passed but the imperial citadel with nearly 140 buildings still remains almost intact. Built along the Perfume River, Hue citadel is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thành … [Read more...]

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Former imperial citadel is masterclass in architecture, romance

My Tran Tourists fl ock to Tu Cam Thanh Just as a reminder, construction of the Hue royal city started in 1805 under the reign of King Gia Long and was completed in 1832 under King Minh Mang, on the northern bank of the Huong (Perfume) River. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). One of the gates of Hue Imperial Citadel in early morning in … [Read more...]

Hue’s relic becomes coffee shop


VietNamNet Bridge - Tu Phuong Vo Su (meaning everything is save and sound), an important relic in Hue ancient citadel, has been leased for VND200 million ($10,000) a year to open a café. Miniature of Hue ancient capital in Saigon Nguyen Dynasty royal palace in unpublished photos Close-up of Hue's royal antiques Tu Phuong Vo Su was built in 1923 under the reign of King Khai Dinh. It was the place where the king and his royal family took the air and enjoyed a view and the place where … [Read more...]