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Historical Monuments

Mausoleums are the place where the Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty were buried and took a rest forever. Hue has 7 tombs of 9 emperors; these constructions were started almost during the Emperor’s reign. The tomb is not only a tomb but also a second Imperial City for the Emperor taking pleasure. The tomb is planned and constructed elaborately in the hilly region southwest of the Citadel, is divided into 2 main areas: the temple area and the tomb area. Beside the main buildings, the tomb also has the lotus lakes, mountains, pine hills, flower gardens, bonsai, bridges…Each tomb has dozens of splendid monuments in perfect harmony with poetical natural environment. Apart from the similarities, each tomb also has its own artistic features in accordance with an Emperor’s character.

The Temple

The Temple

9:11 | 29/06/2013
- This is one of the temples worship Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. There are 5 temples in the Imperial City including: Trieu Temple which honors Nguyen Kim, considered to be the founder of Nguyen Dynasty, Thai Temple which honors the 9 Nguyen Lords, Hung Temple which honors the parents of Emperor Gia Long, The Mieu which worships the Nguyen Dynasty’s deceased Emperors, and Phung Tien Temple which is also honors Nguyen Dynasty’s Emperors but for the women. The women (including the queens) were not allowed to attend the ceremony in The Temple...
Thai Hoa Palace

Thai Hoa Palace

9:05 | 29/06/2013
Thai Hoa Palace was built in 1805 by the structure of the general architecture of the typical palaces of Nguyen dynasty built in Hue in the 19th century.On the surface of 1,300m2, the Palace includes the front and back houses located on the same platform and connected with each other.
Noon Gate

Noon Gate

9:02 | 29/06/2013
Noon Gate is the main entrance to the Imperial City. It is a huge U-shaped construction, 58m long, 27,5m wide, 17m high and has 3 floors.
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