Hue magnificent palaces and elaborate mausoleums still resonate with the glories of the Nguyen dynasty.
It reflects the grace and pomp of Vietnam’s last dynasty, as well as its turbulent history.
The citadel is a magnificent ensemble of gated courtyards, gardens, pavilions, and palaces. All were elaborately constructed, with dragon and phoenix motifs.
Hue Citadel’s most crucial part is the Hall of Supreme Harmony.
Commemorating the dead with grand structures is a distinctive part in Hue culture, spurred by the Nguyen emperors.
In total, there are seven royal mausoleums around the city. Of which, Minh Mang’s and Khai Dinh’s are the most visited thanks to their relatively good condition.
Each tomb has its own characteristics. But they all represent the skill of landscape architects. This is what captured the attention of UNESCO who named Hue monuments as World Heritage sites in 1993.
An Dinh Palace was admired for its sophisticated architecture.
At the time, no other private residence was as grandiose as An Dinh Palace. Even today, it is still counted as an outstanding example of Neoclassical architecture in Vietnam.
Nothing encapsulates the spirit of Hue more than the Huong River
Huong River reflects the city’s poetic beauty. It’s the pride of Hue citizens and the source of inspiration for many artists.
La Residence - an Art Deco gem on the bank of Huong River.