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 […]

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 […]

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 […]