It seems that every city in Vietnam can do tourism because each place has its own natural picture, unique culture, and history. Hue is a typical example. This land, even though it has gone through many ups and downs of time and the fluctuations of the country, still retain its ancient, gentle, and dignified look, especially Hue Ancient Capital. However, Hue not only has relics of the golden age but also possesses countless beautiful landscapes that harmonize between passes, clouds, rivers, and mountains.
With a material and spiritual cultural heritage bearing the meaning of the nation’s national spirit, Hue is a unique cultural phenomenon of Vietnam and the world. The Complex of Hue Monuments is a historical and cultural relic. It was advocated by the Nguyen Dynasty to be built from the early 19th century to the first half of the 20th century in the area of the imperial capital Hue.
Now within the scope of Hue city and a few surrounding areas in Thua Thien – Hue province, it was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage on December 11, 1993. However, if you are considering where to visit during the adventure tour, the list below will help you to find out the best destination!
Referring to the complex of Hue monuments, you must recognize the Citadel, a unique historical and cultural mark of the complex of Hue monuments. The Citadel is an area including the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City with more than 100 architectural works built during the Nguyen Dynasty. This place has witnessed many ups and downs of Vietnamese feudal dynasties and was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage nearly 30 years ago.
The construction process lasted up to 30 years with jobs such as filling rivers, digging holes, and installing the citadel, etc. To make this massive work, the Nguyen Dynasty had to mobilize tens of thousands of workers with the same volume. Giant rocks up to millions of cubic meters.
When visiting Hue Citadel, you will admire the magnificent beauty of the palace, the ancient features, and the grandeur of temples and shrines. The cluster of relics includes the Imperial Citadel (where the king established the dynasty) and the Forbidden City (where the king and the royal family lived).
Tomb of King Tu Duc is considered one of the four most beautiful mausoleums in the ancient capital, recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage, and honored to be one of the first historical sites in Vietnam to participate in the World Heritage List. 3D digital museum under the framework of the Google Arts & Culture project.
Hue is famous for the works of royal tombs and shrines worshiping the Nguyen Dynasty’s deities, the most typical of which is the Tomb of Tu Duc – Khiem Lang, where there is a beautiful charming landscape. The overall construction of Tu Duc’s mausoleum has a romantic but melancholy color, built according to his wishes before his death, with a hint of sadness due to his life of many misfortunes.
Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda (Chùa Linh Mụ), is an ancient temple more than 400 years old located quietly on Ha Khe Hill. In 1601, in order to prepare for the process of expanding the territory and building the land of Jiangshan, Lord Nguyen Hoang and his soldiers roamed along the banks of the Perfume River. He suddenly caught sight of a small hill jutting up by the blue river, like a dragon turning his head to look back.
At the same time, people in the area spread the story of an old woman wearing a red shirt, with a kind face. Every night she goes to Ha Khue Hill and tells everyone that there will be a true lord who will build a temple to guard the dragon veins.
Seeing that his idea was compatible with the story, Nguyen Hoang immediately ordered the soldiers to build a temple on the hill. At this time, the pagoda was named “Thien Mu Tu” which means “The Midwife of Heaven”. Thien Mu Pagoda is not a monumental architectural work but has a very special attraction.
Every city has a river attached to its soul. This is the river that has gone down in history, poetry, and in the hearts of every citizen. With a length of about 80km, flowing through many famous places of the center of Hue city, enclosing the complex of relics of the ancient capital, increasing the majestic and ancient beauty of these works.
Huong River is located right on Tran Hung Dao and Le Loi streets, right in the center of Hue City. So visitors can move easily to experience travel and admire the beauty of Huong River in the heart of the city at all times of the day.
Since ancient times, the Huong River flows through many forests with many herbs with the fragrance of natural flowers and plants, so when entering the city, the river brings with it its natural fragrance and hence its name. Huong River Hue is also known by many other names such as Linh Giang River, Lo Dung River, Huong Tra River, Yen Luc River, etc.
If mentioning the Perfume River and Truong Tien Bridge, it is impossible to ignore Ngu Mountain – an inseparable trio. Located majestically on the right bank of the Perfume River, Ngu Binh is a mountain of great feng shui significance for the ancient Hue citadel.
The most suitable time to visit Ngu Binh Mountain is from May to September. The weather at this time is extremely cool, and pleasant, with little rain, so you will easily feel the romantic beauty of the landscape here.
Ngu Binh Mountain has a height of up to 105m above sea level. This mountain has been associated with the lives of generations. The mountain has a trapezoidal shape, the top is quite flat, similar to a screen. This is also a beautiful check-in point for many tourists when coming to this locality.
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