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.

01 Flag tower and bicycles 02 Vietnamese flag 03 Outer walls and tower 04 Tower and gate 05 Tower and gate
06 Causeway and Ngo Mon royal gate 07 Ngo Mon royal gate 08 Ngo Mon royal gate 09 Ngo Mon royal gate
10 View of Trung Dao bridge 11 Thai Hoa palace and ceremonial gate 12 Ceremonial gate 13 Thai Hoa palace and ceremonial gate
14 Thai Hoa palace and ceremonial gate 15 Statue of lion 16 Thai Hoa palace 17 Tree in blue vase 18 Thai Hoa palace roof detail
19 Thai Hoa palace roof detail 20 Inner court and lanterns 21 Hall of the mandarins 22 Decorated window - Hall of the mandarins
23 Gate 24 Royal library 25 Gazebo 26 Gate and trees 27 Gate and trees 28 Open corridor
29 Hall interior with decorations 30 Hall interior with decorations 31 Roof decoration 32 Rows of red chairs 33 Tourists dressed as Vietnamese emperors on elephant 34 Ornamental gate
35 Hoa Bin gate 36 Hoa Bin gate 37 Wall decoration 38 Arch decoration showing dragon 39 Ornamental gate
40 Ornamental gate 41 Chuong Duc gate 42 Wall decoration 43 Ornamental gate 44 Halls of the mandarins
45 Great hall 46 Dynastic bronze urn 47 Roofed gate 48 Colourful bas-relief showing dragon 01 Elephant and other statues
02 Stele pavilion 03 Stele pavilion 04 Horse statue 05 Pavilion interior with stele 06 Stele pavilion interior
07 Sung An temple 08 Sung An temple 09 Trung Dao bridge and pavilion 10 Trung Dao bridge and pavilion 11 Trung Dao bridge and pavilion
12 Red doors 13 Garden and Truc bridge 14 Garden 15 Ornamental gate and Truc bridge 16 Pond and trees
17 Pond and trees 18 Pond and trees 01 Tu Duc tomb - Hoa Khiem palace 02 Tu Duc tomb roof detail 03 Tu Duc tomb - terraces and pond
04 Tu Duc tomb - pond and Xung Khiem pavilion 05 Tu Duc tomb pond 06 Entrance and staircase to Khai Dinh tomb 07 Khai Dinh tomb - stele pavilion 08 Khai Dinh tomb - row of statues
09 Khai Dinh tomb - stele pavilion 10 Hills near Khai Dinh tomb 11 Khai Dinh tomb 12 Altar - Khai Dinh tomb 13 Statue - Khai Dinh tomb 14 Khai Dinh tomb - stele pavilion
15 Second gate - Khai Dinh tomb 16 Main gate - Khai Dinh tomb 01 Gate and staircase to Thien Mu pagoda 02 Thien Mu pagoda - Phuoc Duyen tower 03 Thien Mu pagoda - Phuoc Duyen tower
04 Thien Mu pagoda - Phuoc Duyen tower 05 Thien Mu pagoda - Phuoc Duyen tower 06 Bell in Thien Linh Mu pagoda 07 Boats on Huong Giang Perfume river 08 Boat on Huong Giang Perfume river
09 Huong Giang Perfume river 10 Vietnamese children 11 Vietnamese children 12 Quoc Hoc school - main gate 13 Quoc Hoc school
14 Quoc Hoc school 15 Statue of Nguyen Tat Thanh - Quoc Hoc school 16 Quoc Hoc school 17 Quoc Hoc school 18 Monument opposite Quoc Hoc school
19 Monument opposite Quoc Hoc school 20 Forest pagoda gate 21 Blue gate to Buddhist temple 22 Plantation 23 Plantation
24 Night panorama view 25 Old buildings at night 26 Night panorama view 27 Trang Tien bridge at night
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