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Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty

Rosie Nguyen Rosie Nguyen

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June 03, 2021 | 15:06

Splendid architecture, royal tombs, and an abandoned waterpark- the land of the ancient capital transports vistors to Vietnam's colorful past.

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Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
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"The road to Hue is around. The green mountains and the water are like a picture". As the old saying goes, the relics of Hue attracts visitors with charming landscapes and centuries-old architecture. The Complex of Hue Monuments is the first World Cultural Heritage of Vietnam, recognized by UNESCO in 1993.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

Arriving in Hue, visitors seem to go back in time to the ancient world, where the Nguyen Dynasty used to be the capital for 143 years. Hue began to become the capital of the Nguyen lords from the 16th century, associated with mystical stories.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing
Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

The complex of Hue monuments are historical and cultural relics built by the Nguyen Dynasty from the early 19th century to the first half of the 20th century, including construction items inside and outside the Hue citadel. The cultural heritages in the citadel include Ky Dai, Long An Palace, Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, Tinh Tam Lake, Tang Tho Lau.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

The Imperial Citadel is located inside the citadel, with the function of protecting the Forbidden City as well as the most important palaces of the court. The Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City are commonly referred to as the Citadel. Important works in the Imperial Citadel include Ngo Mon, Trieu To Mieu, The To Mieu, Dien Tho palace, and Hien Lam Cac. The cornflower season here attracts many tourists.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

Hue Citadel is a familiar scene in Vietnamese music videos and movies that attract young people. Truong Lang is a check-in point that visitors cannot miss here. The long corridor with vermilion doors, exquisitely carved, bears the ancient and magnificence of ancient royal architecture.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

Located on the main axis of the Imperial Citadel, between Ky Dai and Nghenh Luong Dinh, Phu Van Lau is a unique architectural work in the complex of relics of the ancient capital. This is the floor to store the documents of the Nguyen Dynasty, where the king's edicts or the results of competitions are listed. On rainy days, this place is even more bold and ancient.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

Referring to Hue, it is impossible not to mention the majestic mausoleums such as Gia Long, Khai Dinh, and Tu Duc. The works are still preserved quite intact, harmoniously combining the Asian-style royal architecture and the modern Western style. The frame layout creates a special impression in Hue architecture.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

More than 10 kilometers from Hue city, Khai Dinh Tomb is the last work of the Nguyen Dynasty. This is also the mausoleum with the most unique architecture in the ancient capital, showing the interference of East and West cultures. The mausoleum is not too large. The impressive point that attracts visitors is the rectangular block architecture with 127 steps and the sophistication in each carved line and pattern.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

Huong River is a famous scenic spot of the heritage city. Hue's natural masterpiece has long been an inspiration for poetic and musical compositions. On big festival nights, you can get on a boat down the Huong River and drop lanterns to pray for peace. The scene of shimmering, fanciful waves at night gives you interesting experiences compared to the daytime.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

From Trang Tien Bridge (or Truong Tien), you can admire the beauty of the Huong River up close. The bridge connecting the North and South banks of Hue city is a charming highlight for the Huong River. The symbol of the ancient capital is built of steel, more than 400 meters long, with a beautiful design in Gothic architectural style. The rows of red phoenixes every summer make this place an unforgettable scene.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

Thien Mu Pagoda (Linh Mu) is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Huong River. The pagoda stands out with the Phuoc Duyen tower, surrounded by green nature. After coming here to worship, you can go down to the waterfront in front of the temple, get on a dragon boat to travel along the Huong river.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

In early 2016, the HuffingtonPost (USA) published an article about the famous abandoned water park in Hue, attracting domestic and foreign tourists to check-in. It is Ho Thuy Tien Park, a place that hides the bizarre, attracting adventurous souls.

Hue's ancient citadel preserves royal history and natural beauty
Photo: Zing

If you have gone to familiar places in Hue city, visitors can move further to Lang Co beach (Thua Thien - Hue province). Sitting on the sand, listening to the soothing sound of the waves, watching the bay and blue horizon, visitors will have unforgettable emotions when immersed in the nature of Hue.

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