Nam Giao Esplanade

Nam-giao-hue city tour

In the feudal history, since Ly dynasty’s time, Nam Giao Explanade was established to worship god. In succeeding times, the designs of the worship terrace and worship ceremonies were more and more solemn and dignified.  In the  Nguye dynasty, right after being crowned (1802), emperor Gia Long had the  terrace embanked in an Ninh village […]

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Quoc Tu Giam Institution

hue city tour

Quoc Tu Giam was the insutitution formerly organized by the imperial court to train scholars to sever the  feudaism. In our country, the first Quoc Tu Giam was founded in 1076 in the capital Thang Long. When  the Nguyen dynasty was set up and chose Hue its capital, Quoc Tu  Giam was established in Hue […]

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Hue Temple Letters

Nam-giao-hue city tour

The temple of letters is a worship temple founded by the Nguyen dynasty  to clebrated scholars of Confucianim. Formerly, many various Temple of letters were built by the Nguyen Lords in the capital and moved to three different places: Trieu Son villgae, Luong Qoang village and Long Ho village. In 1808, when realizing the constrution […]

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Nine Genies Canon

hue city tour

Among the  ten of genies bronzoe canons cast during the reign of Nguye Lords and Emperors, the nine canons manufactured in Gia Long’s time have biggest sizes with the most beautiful decorations. After conquering the Tay Son dynasty and coming to the throne, Emperor Gia  Long had all the bronze objects confiscated from the former […]

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Tang Tho Pavilion

hue city tour

Tang Tho pavilion is  the national Bureau of Archives  of the Nguyen dynasty. According to “Dai Nam Thuc Luc” and “Dai Nam Nhat Thong Chi”, Tang Tho pavilion was built in summer 1825. The pavilion was  made from bricks and stones. The lower floor has 11 rooms, the upper one has  seven rooms and two […]

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Hien Lam Pavilion

hue city tour

The Vietnamese aesthetic researchers state that “In the citadel the mots striking thing… is Hien Lam pavilion, a beautiful construction with 3 layers and 12 roofs”. Hien Lam pavilion was built at  the same time with the temple (1821 – 1822) during Minh Mang’s reign. Hien Lam pavilion was constructed right in front of the […]

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Flag-Pole

hue private tour

The flag-pole stands in the middle of the  front side of the Citadel with a relatively big construction, consisting of parts: flag platform and flag-pole: The 3-layer  brick  platform is in a top cut tower shape, each layer is on  top of another with a total  heigh of 17,5m. It was built in 1807. On  […]

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Royal Enclosure And Forbidden Purple City

hue day trip from da nang

Royal Enclosure and Forbidden Purple (called royal Palace or Imperial city) was commenced in summer 1804 under the management and direct care of  the 2 great mandarins Nguyen van Truong and La Chat. Royal Enclosure is rectangular in shape, the front and back faces are each 622m long. The left and right sides (east and […]

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Hue Citadel

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The citadel (the outer wall) of Hue at present at was built during Gia Long’s and Minh Mang’s reign, from summer 1805 – 1832. Formerly, is was the capital of the southern Land of the Nguyen Lord (1687 – 1775), and then the capital of the whole country in Quang Trung’s time (1788 – 1891). […]

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Tile-Roofed Thanh Toan Bridge

cau ngoi thanh toan

The tile-roofed Thanh Toan Bridge crosses a canal flowing  from he beginning to the end of Thanh Toan village (In Thieu Tri’s time 1841 – 1847, for being a name sake with the Eperor, it was renameed Thanh Thuy ), Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy  district  at present. The village is about 8km from Hue […]

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Bach Ma Mount

Bach ma mount (1)

Bach Ma Mount Bach Ma (White Horse) Mount is 60 km south of Hue city. Through  having no caves, it is a famous resort. It is about 1,450m above sea level in a transition zone of the northern and southern climate, so it bears a temperate climate, similar to sapa, Tam Dao, Da Lat, etc. […]

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