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 […]

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 […]

Thien mu pagoda – Pagoda Of The Heavenly Lady The name, Thien Mu pagoda,takes its source from a legend. It was told that long ago, there appeared an old woman every night on the hill where the pagoda stands today. She told local people that a Lord would come and build a Buddhist pagoda for […]

Situated on the front of the Hue Imperial City, the Noon Gate was constructed in 1833 and reserved for the Emperor. It was also used as a tribune for Court regular and irregular festive occasions such as the Calendar Distribution Ceremony, Proclamation Ceremony of successful candidates in national examinations, Troops Parade, etc. To fulfill these two […]

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 […]

Hue city is one of the few ancient capitals of the world that maintains today a cultural heritage of national and international importance. On making Hue capital of Viet Nam early in the 19th century, the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945) had constructed here a complete urban complex in which the Perfume River took a […]