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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