Province: Thua Thien-Hue
Area: 5 009 km2
Population (2001): 1 078 900
Districts: Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Huong Tra, Phu Vang, Huong Thuy, Phu
Loc, Nam Dong, A Luoi and Hue City.
Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no
places 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 Nguyen’ reign. Situated in
the middle of hills on the Southern bank of Perfume River are very beautiful
tombs of Nguyen Kings. 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 Vietnam still remains its form of City under Middle Age and
the constructions of monarchic, Hue has become a big and an invaluable museum.
Therefore, vestiges in Hue ancient capital have been classified by the
government as a very precious property and on December 1993 Hue has been
recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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