Hue Imperial City

Hue Imperial City

protected by a thick wall and moat lies the Purple Forbidden City

Location: 

Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

Duration: 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Hue Imperial City: political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam until 1945
  2. Purple Forbidden City: royal residence houses in the heart of the imperial city
  3. Nguyen Dynasty: the very last family ruling over a unified Vietnam until 1945
  4. Security: the imperial city of 2 by 2 square km is protected by a wall and moat
  5. UNESCO: protected for its natural setting and many beautiful monuments

Image sources

  1. Artificial lake inside the Hue Imperial City
  2. Golden dragon statue the Imperial City Hue
  3. Inside the vast temples of the imperial city
  4. Colorful entrance get to the imperial city Hue
  5. Me photobombing the largest tour group ever

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