Day 16 of our trip will be spent in Hue, a city steeped in royal history and culture. Hue was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty, and many of its attractions reflect the city’s royal legacy.
The Imperial Citadel is the centerpiece of Hue’s royal history, and a must-visit attraction on any trip to the city. The complex was once the residence of Emperors of Vietnam, and it covers a vast area of 520 hectares. The Imperial Citadel is also surrounded by a moat, and its walls are over 6 meters high. Within the citadel are several palaces, temples, and pavilions that reflect the grandeur of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Hue is also home to many royal tombs that are worth a visit. One of the most popular tombs is the Tomb of Tu Duc, which was built during the reign of Emperor Tu Duc. The tomb is a beautiful example of traditional Vietnamese architecture, and it’s surrounded by peaceful gardens and tranquil lakes.
The Tien Mu Pagoda is one of the most famous landmarks in Hue, located on a hill overlooking the Perfume River. The pagoda is a stunning example of Buddhist architecture, and it is home to many treasures, including a 7-story tower, an enormous bell, and a bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy.
We’ll gain a deeper understanding of the country’s past and appreciate its rich cultural heritage. Hue is a city that will leave us with many unforgettable memories.