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Hue Imperial City Construction of the Imperial City started in 1805, under the reign of Emperor Gia Long, and was completed in 1832, under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang. Built on the northern bank of the Perfume River, the Imperial City was influenced by the style of French architect Vauban. The city comprises three […]

Hue Imperial City

Hue Tourist Attractions

Hue Imperial City

Hue Tourist Attractions

Hue Imperial City

Construction of the Imperial City started in 1805, under the reign of Emperor Gia Long, and was completed in 1832, under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang. Built on the northern bank of the Perfume River, the Imperial City was influenced by the style of French architect Vauban. The city comprises three sections: the royal Citadel, the Imperial Enclosure and the Forbidden Purple City in Hue.

Perfume River (Huong River)

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Perfume River

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Perfume River

A visit to Hue would not be complete without a boat excursion on the Perfume River. This 80km long river owes its name to the fact that it flows through many forests of aromatic plants before reaching Hue, bringing with it a pure and fresh aroma.

Boats take visitor to every corner of the capital: under Da Vien, Phu Xuan, and Truong Tien, Bridges, to the Tomb of Minh Mang, Hon Chen Shrine, Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally to Thuan An to bath in the sea. Upstream, at the Tomb of Thien Tho, you can hear the sustling of the pine trees.

Thien Mu Pagoda

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Thien Mu Pagoda

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Thien Mu Pagoda

This pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most beautiful and ancient architectural structures of worship in Hue. The pagoda is situated on Ha Khe Hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, 7km south west of Hue, in Huong Long Commune, Hue City.

Is was built in the 17th century, according to a legend about the prediction of a fairy lady and was, therefore, named Thien Mu (Fairy lady from heaven).

Thien Mu Pagoda can be reached either by car of by boat. Entrance is free.

Tiger Fighting Arena (Ho Quyen)

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Tiger Fighting Arena

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Tiger Fighting Arena

This structure was fomerly reserved for tiger and elephant fights to entertain kings and high ranking offcials. The last animal fight heid at the arena was in 1904, during the reign og Kinh Thanh Thai.

Constructed in 1830 during the reign of Minh Mang, the erena consists of two concentric rings built with a cpecial kind of brick called gach vo. This unique structure is 4km from the centre of the city on the southern bank of the Perfume River.

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