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The construction of the Tomb of Minh Mang started in 1840 and was completed in 1843.
The Tomb of Gia Long is located 16km from the centre of Hue, on top of the Thien Tho Mountains, on the left bank of the Perfume River. Construction of the tomb began in 1814 and was completed in 1820.
There are eight royal tombs in Hue that are the final resting places of the Nguyen Kings.
This structure was formerly reserved for tiger and elephant flights to entertain kings and high ranking officials.
This pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most beautiful and ancient architectural structures of worship in Hue. The pagoda is situated on Ha Khe Hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, 7km south-west of Hue, in Huong Long Commune, Hue City.
A visit to Hue would not be complete without a boat excursion on the Perfume River. This 80km long river owes its name to the fact that it flows through many forests of aromatic plants before reaching Hue, bringing with it a pure and fresh aroma.
Cung That was reserved for the private use of kings and their families.
Hien Lam Pavilion is a memorial pavilion built to remind younger generations of the Nguyen Dynasty.
The Nine Dynastic Urns were cast between 1835 and 1837, and weigh between 1,900 to 2,601 kg each.
This was one of the many shrines and temples dedicated to the kings and royal members of the Nguyen Dynasty. It was built in 1921 to worship King Gia Long and was later used to worship his successors as well. Up to now ten kings are worshipped in The Mieu.
This three-story structure is 58km long, 27.5m wide, 17m high, and serves as the main entrance to the Imperial City.
The third and innermost fort of the royal complex has a perimeter of 1,225 m and is accessible through seven gates.
The Imperial Enclosure is the second rampart with a perimeter of 2,450m. it is accessible through four gates: Ngo Mon to the south, Hoa Binh (Peace Gate) to the north, Hien Nhon (Humanity) to the east, and Chuong Duc (Virtue) to the west. Ngo Mon is the main entrance gate to the city and was formerly reserved for the passage of kings.
The outermost boundary of the citadel has a perimeter of 9,950m.
The Imperial City in Hue is a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam.