Nine kilometers from the Hue Citadel by road toward the source of the Perfume River, Hon Chen temple – Temple of the Jade Cup has long been dedicated to the Goddess Po Nagar of Champa, and later to the Goddess Thien Y A Na of Vietnam. Date of construction of the temple was before the year 1555. […]

Emperor Dong Khanh was born in 1864, crowned in 1886 and breathed his last only 3 years later in 1889 at the age of 25. He was also Emperor Tu Duc’s nephew and foster-son. Since the reign of Dong Khanh, in other words, after the fall of the Hue city (5 July 1885), Vietnam completely […]

Hue city has seven tombs of seven Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty, planned and constructed in the hilly region southwest of the Citadel, Hue Royal tomb – namely: Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Duc Duc, Dong Khanh and Khai Dinh. They have in common the following features: –         The construction was started almost during […]