Exploring the Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam

Thiên Mụ Pagoda viewed from a dragon boat

Like many countries in Asia, Vietnam used to be ruled by dynasties of families; by feudal lords and ladies; by emperors with harems and grand palaces.

Chances are you've heard of the Forbidden City in China — a city built just for the Emperor and his entourage. But did you...Read more

An introduction to Hue City

Thai Hoa Palace in the Forbiden City

Huế is a city in central Vietnam. It was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802–1945.

A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City,...Read more

Hue Travel Guide

The Noon Gate to the Imperial Palaces


Renowned as the most royal city in Vietnam, Hue has enough charm to keep you staying as long as you can afford the time to visit. Located on the bank of Song Huong- Perfume River; Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam, is 700 km...Read more

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