Hue Imperial City and Forbidden City
Located by the Perfume River, Hue Imperial City and Forbidden City are the 2nd and 3rd walls of the Citadel, seat of Vietnamese power from 1802 to 1945. These are home of luxury-decorated palaces,
Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam. It served as a seat of power for Nguyen emperors from 1802 to 1945, just before contemporary Ho Chi Minh’s era. The kings constructed lots of buildings around this delta city, including the best protected imperial citadel in the country. In 1993, the Complex of Hue Monuments – a collection of the most valued heritages here was added into Unesco’s world heritage site list. Not only irreplaceable historical remains, Hue boasts of nearly unchanged cultural traditions, from court music, handicrafts to cuisine that is most sophisticated. Local people’s speaking accents are unlike nowhere else in the country, just like many things around them. Its centre is cut into two by the Perfume River, lined by lush parks and flower gardens.