Hue City - Hue Travel Destination - Hue Vietnam Guide

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Area: 70.99 sq. km
Population: 311, 641 habitants (2002)
Administrative Division:
- Wards: Phu Nhuan, An Cuu, Truong An, Phuoc Vinh, Vinh Ninh, Phu Hoi, Xuan Phu, Vy Da, Tay Loc, Thuan Loc, Thuan Thanh, Thuan Hoa, Kim Long, Phu Hoa, Phu Cat, Phu Hiep, Phu Hau, Phu Binh, Phu Thuan and Phuong Duc.
- Communes: Thuy An, Huong Long, Huong So, Thuy Xuan, Thuy Biều.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh)
 
Principal Gate

Perfume River

Hue Garden Village

 
Hue City is one of places which have many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City.

On the northern bank of Perfume River has relics consisting of palaces, which were constructed as arc defensive ramparts with 11km length. This valuable construction includes more than 100 architectural works which were extremely reflected the life of Emperors and mandarins under reign of Nguyen.
 
Situated in the middle of hills on the southern bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Kings Nguyen. Among these tombs are the four famous ones with the name and the arrangements of the tomb reflected each Emperor’s points of view, personality and tastes. This is majestic Gia Long Tomb, imposing Minh Mang Tomb, poetic Tu Duc Tomb and magnificent Khai Dinh Tomb.

Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and its surrounding still exist tens of pagodas constructed more 300 years ago, and a hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early century. Besides, Hue is a place where the royal music is originated, and a place with traditional famous dishes and sophisticated handicraft.
 
As a unique city of Vietnamstill remains its form of City under Middle Age and the constructions of monarchic, Huehas become a big and invaluable museum. Therefore, vestiges in Hueancient capital have been classified by the government as a very precious property and on December 1993 Huehas been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
 

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