Hue is a city in central Vietnam built in the banks of the Huong Giang ("perfume river") just a few km inland from the South China sea. It was home to generations of Vietnam's most powerful emperors. Between 1802 and 1945 it was the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty and also the cultural and religious centre of Vietnam. During the Vietnam war in 1968 the city suffered heavy damage. Hue has several historic monuments and sites, the largest being the Inperial city of Citadel. Near Hue are several tombs of Vietnamese emperors. The complex of monuments of Hue have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1968.

The Citadel photo gallery  - 48 pictures of The Citadel
Minh Mang tomb photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Minh Mang tomb
Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
48 photos of the Citadel in Hue, a large compound surrounded by walls, the residence of the Vietnamese emperors in the 19th and 20th centuries
18 photos of the tomb of Minh Mang, possibly the finest of all imperial tombs in Hue
16 photos of the Tu Duc and Khai Dinh imperial tombs near Hue
27 photos of the Thien Mu pagoda, the Quoc Hoc school, temples near Hue and some photos of Hue by night
Gallery with all images
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