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I. Hue Imperial Citadel – The Resplendent Royal Heritage of Hue

Located beside the Perfume River, the Hue Imperial Citadel (Vietnamese: Hoang Thanh Hue, kinh Thanh Hue or dai Noi) is arguably the most famous heritage site of Hue and central Vietnam, also one of the most well-known destinations in Vietnam. The Hue Citadel was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As Hue was the former capital of Vietnam, Hue Citadel was an important site for the Nguyen Dynasty, where the kings, queens, mandarins & different royal officials resided. The construction of the Hue Citadel was initiated by the first King of Nguyen Dynasty Gia Long in 1803 but not until 1833 was it completed, which was under the reign of King Minh Mang.

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Location: northern side of the Perfume River (Huong River), right at the center of Hue city

Ticket & Opening Hours:

Ticket: 200,000 VND per adult & 40,000 VND per child (7 to lớn 12 years of age). Entrance is không lấy phí of charge during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (dates varied)Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00

Dress Code Regulations: sleeveless shirts & shorts are not allowed

II. What lớn see in the Hue Citadel

1. Ngo tháng Gate


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Ngo tháng Gate is the main gate that is located at the south of the Citadel. The gate is also the symbol of Hue city. The gate faces the “Ngo” direction, which means the south direction in Vietnamese. “Mon” means “gate” or “door”. Therefore, “Ngo Mon” can simply be understood as the gate that faces the south. 

2. Bầu Hoa Palace (Palace of Supreme Harmony)


Entering Ngo mon Gate, visitors will cross the Trung Dao bridge across thai Dich lake to Thai Hoa Palace, or known as the Palace of Supreme Harmony in English. Bầu Hoa Palace is an important place of the Imperial City: it is where enthronement of all the 13 kings of the Nguyen Dynasty took place (from King Gia Long, the first king khổng lồ King Bao Dai, the last king). King’s birthday & reception of ambassadors were also held here. It can be said that thai Hoa Palace was the political center of the entire Vietnam at that time. 

3. Left and right mandarin buildings


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Right behind the bầu Hoa Palace, visitors will enter a wide plaza surrounded by two mandarin buildings lớn its left and right. These two mandarin buildings were connected to Thai Hoa Palace và served as administrative offices for the Imperial civil service. They were also where important meetings with the King were prepared. The national exam was also held here for students who wished khổng lồ enter Imperial civil service. The King was interested in the exams & he himself awarded those who passed the exams in front of the Ngo tháng Gate. When you walk lớn these two buildings now, you can find various souvenir shops where you can find different royal souvenirs of Hue.

4. Royal Reading Room (Thai Binh Lau)


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Thai Binh Lau, or known in English as the Royal Reading Room, is one of the most interesting buildings of the Citadel. Thai Binh lau was the only building that wasn’t destroyed by the wars during the twentieth century.

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Its construction was initiated by the King Thieu Tri in 1841 và completed in 1847. This was where the Kings used khổng lồ stay lớn read books and write letters. The Room was restored by the city’s authorities in the early 1990s. 

5. Dien Tho Palace


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Dien Tho Palace was constructed in 1804 as the Queen Mother’s trang chủ and audience hall. This was where the Queen Mother resided & went about her personal life. The Dien Tho Palace was partially damaged in the 20th century but was restored between 1998 và 2001


There are several other buildings located close khổng lồ the Dien Tho Palace. Phuoc Tho Temple is located behind the Dien Tho Residence và served as the Buddist temple of the Queen Mother, where she held religious celebrations & performed ceremonials on auspicious days of the lunar month. In addition, Tinh Minh Building can be found next to the Dien Tho residence.

6. The khổng lồ Mieu Temple 

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When you reach the Chuong Duc gate, you will be able to find the way into the The Mieu và Hung Mieu compound. Two temples are still located within the compound’s walls: The khổng lồ Mieu, where the Kings revered, & Hung khổng lồ Mieu, constructed to preserve the memory of King Gia Long’s father và mother. On the death anniversaries of the kings, the reigning king & his entourage would perform rituals at The to lớn Mieu khổng lồ honor the kings that passed away. At the first place, there were only seven altars as the French prohibited the Nguyen Kings from building altars of those who were anti-French, which were King đê mê Nghi, King Thanh Thai & King Duy Tan. The three missing altars were installed in 1959, after the French left Vietnam. 

7. Hien Lam Pavilion

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In front of the Hien Lam Pavilion, visitors can see 9 urns that symbolize the completion of reigns of the kings. The urns were designed with enormous proportions: each one weighs between 1.9 và 2.9 tons with the smallest urn standing at 1.88 meters high. The Hien Lam Pavilion or in English known as the Pavilion of Glorious Coming, served as a place of honoring major commoners who helped the Nguyens rule their kingdom. 

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The Hue Citadel is a significant heritage of the Hue people, the Vietnamese and the world. This is a must-go destination for those who plan khổng lồ make their trip khổng lồ Vietnam. The Hue Citadel is where visitors can travel back in time và live an authentic Vietnamese royal life, which hardly any commoners had a chance to lớn even enter during that time. So why wait? Let’s grab the camera & pack your bags to lớn visit the Hue Citadel right away.

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