Imperial Citadel


Imperial Citadel

The Imperial City of Hue which has long been a must-see attraction for tourists visiting a hidden charm of Vietnam and being being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Hue Citadel is located on the north bank of the Perfume River and belongs to the city of Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province which was a capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years date back from 1805 until 1945.

Hue Citadel was built according to the western architecture and an ingenious combination with ramparts oriental architecture. Hue Citadel - the whole architecture of Hue Imperial City is built on an area of over 500ha and is limited by 3 rounds: Kinh Thanh, Hoang Thanh and Forbidden City.

It is square with a circumference of 10km, 6.6m in height, 21m thick, including 10 doors to enter. Surround and above the citadel, there are 24 fortresses set up for defense. There is also an additional door combined with Tran Binh Dai called Thai Binh Mon.

At that time, Hue imperial citadel became the most massive structure being built in modern history of Vietnam involving thousands of workers, millions cubic meters of rock and huge burden of workload.



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