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Hue Citadel of Vietnam – the everlasting evidence of Vietnam history

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Hue Citadel has long been a must-see attraction for tourists loving hidden beauty and authentic culture of Vietnam.  The citadel is  one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Therefore, travelling here makes you get a what is the uniqueness and newness of Vietnam culture.

Hue Citadel – the everlasting embody of Vietnam’s history and culture

Firstly, The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace of Hue ancient city . It used to be the capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years from 1805 until 1945. The magnificent architecture was built in 1803 under the reign of Gia Long  Emperor – who founded the Nguyen Dynasty. To complete it, Nguyen Dynasty had to spend thousands of workers, millions cubic meters of rock and huge volume of burden workload. Its location is on the northern bank of Huong River. Hue Citadel was recognized as the World heritage in 1993.

Hue citadel

What to see in the Citadel

Tu Cam Thanh – Hue Forbidden City 

Forbidden City Hue is the third ring in the Hue Citadel. This place was forbidden by strict protection. In the past, only the King and the royal family can enter it. There are no trenches in the surrounding area, with the front facing only a single door in the middle called Dai Cung Mon. Because of war, it was damaged, but we are trying to preserve it.

Hue citadel, Vietnam

‘Cuu Dinh’ – The Nine Tripod Cauldrons of Nguyen Dynasty

In addition to Tu Cam Thanh, “Cuu Dinh” is also a popular place in Hue Citadel. We can find The nine tripod cauldrons in the Mieu yard. ‘Cuu Dinh’ – the nine tripod cauldrons presents the wish about the everlasting existence of Nguyen dynasty and prosperous country. It is a hope that the country is always powerful, strong and under the rule of the emperor.

Cuu Dinh in Hue citadel

Thai Hoa Palace

Thai Hoa Palace in Hue citadel

Next, Thai Hoa Palace is the powerful symbol of Nguyen Dynasty. The temple is the most typical construction of Hue royal architecture in terms of historical, cultural and artistic values. The war and time have destroyed Thai Hoa Temple many time. However, the architecture of especially structural and decorative arts have been still reserved.

Also, Thai Hoa Palace is the most majestic and most magnificent palace in the court architecture system in Hue. It nowadays gradually becomes a famous tourist attraction of Hue tourism in particular and tourism in Vietnam in general.

Hue citadel

Further more, Hue Citadel is also a place where typical cultural events took place. For examples, Hue Festival reflects the royal spirit, the long-lasting tradition and authentic culture of Vietnam. You can join handy craft, royal music, royal cuisine festival. This year, Hue 2018 Festival is organized with the theme “ Hue one destination- Five world heritages”. Probably, you will get a unique experience that you never find in any place. You can find out more information on this link:https://ilovevietnamtour.com/hue-festival/

Festival in Hue
festival in Hue 2017

Travel information

Open time: 7h00 to 17h30 daily.

Ticket: 150.000d for the adults and 30.000d for the children.

Free ticket during public holiday in Vietnam

Hue citadel - public holiday

Other outstanding sites in the Complex of Hue Monuments

In addition to Hue Citadel, there are some other amazing sites. You can consider to add them to your travel list

Tu Duc Royal Tomb
Hue Citadel - Tu Duc Tomb

Khai Dinh Royal Tomb

Hue Citadel - Khai Dinh Tomb

Minh Mang Royal Tomb

Hue Citadel - Minh Mang Tomb

Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue Citadel - Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue travel

In short, Hue is an  ideal destination for people loving to discover the long-lasting history and original culture of Vietnam. The Citadel is a famous destination for tourists. Besides, there are a lot more interesting attractions to discover in Hue. Visit Hue tours for more information.


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