Voyageurs du Monde from France recently published an article on its Vacance website by Emmanuel Boutan, praising the beauty of the imperial city of Hue in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)
Hue was once the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty – the last Vietnamese dynasty which ruled the country from 1802 to 1945. The city has retained its ancient architecture as well as historical and cultural values. It has long been considered a top tourist destination in Vietnam.
In his article, Boutan described the Ngo Mon Gate (Meridian Gate) – the main entrance to the Hue Imperial Citadel – as unique and impressive.
Hue was once the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty – the last Vietnamese dynasty which ruled the country from 1802 to 1945. (Photo: Vacance)
The article also introduced Thai Hoa Palace, or the Palace of Supreme Harmony, Lau Duong Tho (Royal Library), as well as the tombs of Nguyen kings like Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and Gia Long, which he says, contribute to the unique architecture. of the royal city. In his eyes as a foreign guest, Hue is a romantic place that “lyrises” even death. For example, the Vietnamese do not want to feel death, which is why tombs are often brightly decorated. King Tu Duc’s tomb has a more romantic look than the gloominess of a mausoleum.
The reporter noted that royal cuisine is more suitable than his palette, as is street food, saying Dong Ba Market is an ideal site for tourists to explore local dishes.
Hue is home to no less than five world cultural heritage sites recognized by UNESCO! This is where the complex of monuments of Hue (a world heritage site) is located, as well as the “Nha nhac” or Vietnamese court music (intangible cultural heritage of humanity) and the woodcuts of the dynasty Nguyen (part of the Memory of the World programme). . The royal city is also home to the Imperial Archives of the Nguyen Dynasty (part of the Memory of the World program) and the Hue Royal Architecture Literature (part of the Documentary Heritage of the Memory of the World program).