1 of 12 . Chuong Duc Gate


Chuong Duc Gate

Chuong Duc Gate (Gate of Virtue) is one of the five gates than allow entrance to the Imperial City from the Citadel. It was built in 1804. The gate leads to the southwest part of the city, right to the Hung To Mieu (Temple of the Resurrection). Thought it is not the main gate, it is the most beautiful one as it underwent a complete restoration. Today you can admire the beauty of this architectural masterpiece that will impress you with a huge number of unique. ..Readmore

2 of 12 . Citadel of Hue


Citadel of Hue

The Imperial City of Hue has a circumference of 10 kilometers with the height of 6.6 meters and 21 meters thick with forts being meanderingly arranged, accompanied by cannons, artilleries and ammunitions. Initially the fortress was built solely by soil, only to be replaced by bricks afterward. Surrounding the city is the complicated canal system served not only as a protection but also as a waterway with nearly seven kilometers. ..Readmore

3 of 12 . Tu Dam Pagoda


Tu Dam Pagoda

Tu Dam pagoda is one of the biggest pagodas in Hue. The pagoda was founded at the end of the 17th century (in about 1695) by the Venerable Minh Hoang Tu Dung, a Chinese who belonged to the 34th sect of the Lam Te school of Zen. He was the high-ranking monk who taught and gave the certification to monk Lieu Quan, the Buddhist initiator of Vietnam in the South. ..Readmore

4 of 12 . Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Fairy Lady Pagoda)


Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Fairy Lady Pagoda)

Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city. It is situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Perfume River, in Huong Long village, 5 kilometers from Hue city, which is easy to reach from the city center. ..Readmore

5 of 12 . The Truong Tien bridge


The Truong Tien bridge

Spanning the Perfume River (Huong River) there are more than ten bridges but only one becomes one of typical symbols of Hue – that is Trang Tien Bridge. Truong Tien is one of the first bridges built in Indochina according to Western design and construction technique. ..Readmore

6 of 12 . Thien Mu pagoda


Thien Mu pagoda

Built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest, the Thien Mu Pagoda ("Heavenly Fairy Lady Pagoda") in Hue is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. Among the many interesting artifacts housed at the complex is the car that took the monk Thich Quang Duc to his self-immolation in 1963 Saigon. ..Readmore

7 of 12 . Phu Van Lau (Pavilion of Edicts)


Phu Van Lau (Pavilion of Edicts)

It is the building where Emperor's edicts and lists of successful candidates of Thi Hoi (National Examination) and Thi Dinh (Court Examinations) were publicised. Pavilion of Edicts (Phu Van Lau) is close to the north bank of the Huong River and is a part of the Hue ancient capital complex. The complex consists of Ngo Mon, Ky Dai, Thai Hoa Palace, Ngu Binh, Phu Van Lau, Huong Giang, and Nghinh Luong Dinh. Phu Van Lau was was used as the court for public announcements. The King often announces the outcome of a competition in Phu Van Lau. Phu Van Lau was also often used for events where the public, cadres, and the King gathered. ..Readmore

8 of 12 . Hue Temple of Literature


Hue Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature is dedicated to memorising and worshiping Confucius, which is a popular practice in many Asian countries, such as: China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. In Vietnam, apart from the most well-known Temple of Literature in Hanoi, some other cities also construct their own Temples of Literature. In Hue, the old capital of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature (so-called Van Mieu Hue or Van Thanh) majestically lies on the bank of Perfume River, to the west of the Citadel, just 1km from prestigious Linh Mu pagoda. ..Readmore

10 of 12 . Noon Gate (Ngon Mon)


Noon Gate (Ngon Mon)

Located in front of the Throne Palace (Thai Hoa Palace) and facing the Flag Tower, Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon, Ngo Mon Gate) is the main entrance to the Imperial City. Noon Gate is a huge construction, U-shaped and consisting of two parts: below is a foundation made of brick, Thanh and Quang stone, above is a pavilion made of wood and roofed with tiles. ..Readmore

11 of 12 . Hue Imperial Citadel at night


Hue Imperial Citadel at night

Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists visiting a hidden charm of Vietnam. The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient city of Hue which was a capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years date back from 1805 until 1945. ..Readmore