Ngu Binh Mount
The Annal “Dai Nam Nhat Thong Chi” by the History Department of the Nguyen Dynasty wrote about Ngu Binh Mount as flollows: “In the North-East of Huong Thuy emerges an even surface serving as a screen, a first bar in front of the ciradel. It was called Nui Bang (Even Mount) ans renamed Ngu Binh in Gia Long’s reign. Its top is flat with pine trees everywhere”
The 105m Ngu Binh has a stricking and symmetric figure. On both sides of the Even mount (Bang Son) are 2 small mounts called Ta Bat Son and Huu Bat Son. The Nguyen dynasty was established and decided to build up the Hue Capital. When seeing that Bang Son look like a front screen. Gia Long Emperor aproved the design of geo-mancers: to choose this mount as a front altar of the imposing and solid defending wall system, and renamed it Ngu Binh.
Together with the Perfume river, Ngu Binh Mout is the second invaluable gift endowed by Nature to Hue. These two mingle with each other creating the romantic and river beauty of Hue. For a long time, this beautiful mound and the blue limpid Perfume river have become the symbol of Hue city. Therefore, people often call Hue “the land of the Perfume river and Ngu Binh mount” or “Huong – Ngu – Land”.
For many centuries, many generations of poets and travelers have recognized it a wonderful place to admire nature. On fine days, fro the top of Ngu Binh mount, people can view all the sights of Hue city with magnificent palaces, ancient pagoda roofs and the blue limpid Perfume river winding in and out… Rigt in front of people’s eyesight stretch boundless pine forests on the hills and large plasins of Huong thuy, Phu Vang, Huong Tra districts with green plants and trees. In the distance is the endless dark purple Truong Son range hidden behind silver clouds… Towards the distance with the deep blue Eastern Sea.
Some kilometers away from Ngu Binh mount is Vong Canh hill, another beautiful spot of Hue which reflects itself charmingly in the perfume river, opposite to Ngoc Tran Mount. from the Vong Canh people can behold green fruit gardens with areca palm, longan, orange, mandarin, grape fruit shades, etc mingling with pine trees, grey roofs of pagodas and temples, as well as soft silk strip winding at the foot of the hill. Once tourists come here at mist fading dawn or in sunset, they will understanding and be heartfelt the romantic beauty of a hill, a river a corner of Hue’s sky..
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