Cửu Vị Thần Công (Nine Holy Cannons of Nguyen Dynasty), Hue

Cửu Vị Thần Công (Nine Holy Cannons of Nguyen Dynasty), Hue (must see)

Cửu Vị Thần Công (Nine Holy Cannons) are a famous landmark of Hue and a symbol of the Nguyen’s Dynasty grandeur. The cannons are also named “Nine Gods” and they were manufactured in 1803 and 1804 at the request of Emperor Gia Long. Today they are considered masterpieces of bronze art. Originally the cannons were placed at the main entrance to the Imperial City, at the Moon Gate, but during the reign of Emperor Khai Dinh they were moved to their current location, on both sides of the Flag Tower. Each cannon is 5.1 m in length and weighs about 17,000 pounds. On each cannon its weight is engraved. Four cannons are named after the seasons and the others are named after the five main elements (metal, wood, water, fire, and earth). The cannons were never in use; they are only symbolically protecting the Imperial City.

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Cửu Vị Thần Công (Nine Holy Cannons of Nguyen Dynasty) on Map

Sight Name: Cửu Vị Thần Công (Nine Holy Cannons of Nguyen Dynasty)
Sight Location: Hue, Vietnam (See walking tours in Hue)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Hue, Vietnam

Create Your Own Walk in Hue

Create Your Own Walk in Hue

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hue is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping in Hue

Shopping in Hue

Hue attracts tourists with its architectural landmarks, but it also offers an unforgettable shopping experience. Shopping in this wonderful city is an excellent opportunity to get closer to the Vietnamese culture and its traditions. In Hue you will find a great variety of local crafts and souvenirs that should be on your shopping list. Take the following walking tour to visit the most popular...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Imperial City Walking Tour in Hue, Part I

Imperial City Walking Tour in Hue, Part I

The Imperial City is a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO and is the most prominent landmark of Hue as well as all of Vietnam. The Imperial City is situated within the Hue Citadel and hosts a wonderful collection of oriental architecture. It was founded in 1804 by the Emperor Gia Long for the royal family and completed in 1832 during the reign of Emperor Ming Mang. Take the following walking...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Hue Introduction Walking Tour

Hue Introduction Walking Tour

To to get the maximum of your stay in Hue, take time to discover its beautiful historical sites dating back to when the city was the seat of the Nguyen imperial dynasty and also the capital of Vietnam (until 1945). This self-guided walk includes a number of historic sites, such as the Imperial City, palaces and shrines, as well as the Forbidden Purple City (former imperial residence), among other...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Imperial City Walking Tour in Hue, Part II

Imperial City Walking Tour in Hue, Part II

Imperial City is Hue's famous landmark that was founded in 1804. It is situated within the Hue Citadel. Here are located many temples for worshiping the deceased Emperors and members of their families. Inside the Imperial city was built the Forbidden Purple City where only members of the royal family were allowed. The Imperial City is protected by UNESCO and as a result many buildings that...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles