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. […]

Besides simplicity in architecture, Duc Duc Tomb also has the following characteristics. It is: –         The tomb of an Emperor who reigned for only 3 days before his being dethroned and jailed to death by the Court. –         The nearest tomb to the Hue citadel (8 Duy Tan St.). –         The tomb compound containing two others of Emperor Thanh Thai […]

Within the Hue Citadel, the Great Enclosure, which consists of the Imperial City Hue and the Forbidden Purple City, was constructed in 1804 and completed in 1833. With an area of some 40square hectares, the Great Enclosure once had about 100 monuments of various types grouped in following principal quarters: Quarter of Noon Gate and Palace of […]

The Hue citadel is a colossal fortification complex, largest and most strongly – built in Vietnam’s monarchy. Constructed during three first decades of the 19th century, it called for a lot of mind, materials and toil of the whole country. Before the construction work started, the Nguyen Court had bettered the navigation network in the vast […]

Hue Imperial Citadel is the only capital city of the Vietnamese monarchy that remains today. It was on principles of the Oriental feng-shui that walls and royal palaces of Hue were systematically planned and constructed. This architectural complex faces southeast, taking the Royal Screen Mount as a natural screen. Two islets in the Perfume River […]