Hue Imperial City is a walled fortress and palace in the city of Huế, the former imperial capital of Vietnam.

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The grounds of the Hue Imperial City are protected by fortified ramparts 2 kilometers by 2 kilometers, and ringed by a moat.

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The Hue Imperial City was oriented to face the Huong River to the east. This was different from the Forbidden City in Beijing, which faces south.

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The Hue Imperial City, set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now one amongst the relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage, capturing much of tourists’ attention.

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This Hue Imperial City part was built with brick walls of 3.72m high, 0.72m thick, and about 1,230m in circumference.

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Hue Imperial City is set up by Nguyen Dynasty during 140 years from 1805 to 1945. Now a day this is one of the relic of Hue ancient capital complex which is accepted by UNESCO as one of the cultural heritage in the world. Hue Imperial City attract many tourists visiting this site everyday, and this destination is also one of the most famous and popular highlight in Hue.

Hue Imperial City has been surveyed by Gia Long Kinh since 1803, this imperial city complex was started to be built in 1805 and completed in 1832 under Minh Mang Kinh. This complex is encompassed three citadels is The Imperial City, Royal Citadel and Purple Forbidden City.

According to Vietnamese history, Hue Imperial City is the most bulky and large project with the ten thousand people who took part in building, and this complex has been lasted during 30 years under two kings is Gia Long King and Minh Mang Kinh.

With the width is 520ha, Hue Imperial City is very large and it is built very specially, almost of architects and projects are turned to the south, because the kings think that this way is the best to controlled the country. Hue Imperial City is located in the Hue center, so it is easy and fast for the tourists visiting this place, you could catch a bus or taxi or cyclo to go to this place from the center of Hue. Hue Imperial City is also considered as one of the most famous historical and tourist sights in Hue, almost of city tours in Hue is included this site. Arrival this site, you are met the locals in Hue, they speak by a soft voice, wear a long dress very nice and special that there is just Hue to be available.

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