Under the Nguyen dynasty, Hue was the capital of feudal Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. As an ancient place known for magnificent architecture is represented by the citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples are located in an area of Poetic close to the perfume river. So far, Hue still retains many glorious past characteristics in everyday, religious and traditional festivals. In 1993, Hue became UNESCO world cultural heritage first of Vietnam. The ones listed below are destinations to visit if you have the opportunity to travel to Hue.
Citadel 9,950 meters in circumference. It was built in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long, on the north shore of the Perfume River. The building materials are the main land, then, between 1818 and 1832, it was 2 meters thick of the brick slices with the French architectural style called Vauban. There is a fortress in a fortress with 2,450 meters of circumference, where the king performed the functions of electricity and other activities. There were four doors. Ngo Mon Gate, is used as the main entrance. In the area of Supply Forbidden City was the imperial city, which was used as the king's dwelling. Including more than 100 buildings are palaces, temples, forts ..., Citadel is the most interesting places to visit in Hue.
Monuments Royal Museum
A beautiful room with the house where the Royal Museum relics was built in 1845 and restored when the museum was found in 1923. The house has 128 pillars and was built with precious wood. The museum is a valuable architectural work of Hue. Most exhibitions inside the characteristics of museums similar to the rest of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam. Museum featuring daily utensils of the king and the royal family (such as clothing, procession, gongs, etc.) and decorating works with other aesthetic Hue.
The museum is open daily from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. You can visit the museum at 3 Le Truc Street.
Royal tombs of Hue are complex consists of eight tombs, is the resting place of the Nguyen kings. Tu Duc, Khai Dinh Tomb and Minh Mang Tomb is the tomb of three more known. The construction of each really meticulous grave and generally started while the king was still alive. Most of the tombs face southwest, where the citadel is located. All the tombs have designed and unique architectural style, however, most of them converge by component. The first section is devoted to the ritual and the second part is the main tomb. Each tomb had a special configuration, reflecting the tastes and personality of a particular king. Royal tombs open 06: 30-to-17: 30 per day. (In winter: 7: 00-17: 00)
Dong Ba Market
Located in the southeast of Hue, the Dong Ba market is known to be one of the famous shopping malls in Vietnam for over 100 years ago. This market was built in 1899, then was destroyed in 1968. Later, it was rebuilt in 1986 with a total area of 5 hectares. So far, the Dong Ba market still retains all the typical features of a traditional market such as sampan station, bus station and market space. This is ideal for capturing photos and everyday activities as well as stores. Tourists can buy souvenirs here. Some special local products such as Hue sesame candy, poem hats are also found here.
Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu Pagoda was built in 1602 by Lord Nguyen Hoang. It was built on a small hill overlooking the Perfume River. The temple's structural architecture is one of the most famous places in Vietnam with 21 meters high octagonal tower, the seven-storey Phuoc Duyen Tower high. The tower was built by King Thieu Tri in 1844 and was considered the unofficial symbol of Hue. Located on Ha Khe Hill, 7 km from the center of Hue, the pagoda can be reached by car or boat. Visitors often come here in the afternoon to enjoy the sunset over the river and attend the prayer meeting every day at 17:00. The Thien Mu pagoda landscape at sunset really peaceful and comfortable.
The Perfume River
Visit Hue would not be complete without a boat trip on the Perfume River. Flows the Perfume River 100 km through forests with many aromatic plants before arriving in Hue, bringing the perfume of the tropical flora. That is why it was named the Perfume River.