6 Must-See Places in Hue (Central Vietnam)

6 Must-See Places in Hue (Central Vietnam), Hue, Vietnam (B)

Situated at the geographic mid-point of Vietnam is the historical and mesmerizing city of Hue. Established as the imperial capital of Vietnam in 1802 under the Nguyễn Dynasty, it remained the country’s political, cultural and religious hub for nine dynasties until 1945. Such is its historical importance; Hue’s imperial citadel, royal tombs and temples are collectively inscribed into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

For the potential visitor, we’ve taken the guesswork out of your planning by visiting Hue in Apr-2016 and coming up with the following list of Top 6 Must-See Places in Hue! Enjoy!

The most historically significant attraction in Hue is undoubtedly the Citadel, which bound the Imperial City of the Nguyễn Dynasties. Within the Imperial City is the Purple Forbidden City, which houses the residence and administrative court of the Nguyễn Emperors. (Click here to see the layout of the complex)

The construction of the Citadel started in 1804, after Emperor Gia Long (first Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty) took control of unified Vietnam. It is protected by fortified embankments and ringed by a moat. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 6 Must-See Places in Hue (Central Vietnam)
Guide Location: Vietnam » Hue
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Allan See Toh
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.balukootravel.com/6-must-see-places-hue-central-vietnam/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hue Citadel
  • Thiên Mụ Pagoda
  • Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang
  • Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh
  • Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue Walking Street (Night Market)