The Imperial Citadel was one of the prominent highlights of Hue. Hue is where the royal family of Nguyen dynasty once lived, and we spent our entire morning till noon exploring it. The architecture of the buildings of the Imperial Citadel was actually modeled based on the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China! Pay an entrance fee and you could enrich yourself with knowledge and culture.
As mentioned from my previous post, we travelled from Da Nang to Hue. It is a city that sits along the tranquil Perfume River.
That day was rather humid, and I wasn’t surprised when we arrived. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes as the Imperial Citadel of Hue is a large compound. Armed yourself with a bottle of water for hydration too. The entire compound felt like a labyrinth as we explored segments by segment of the Imperial City. We followed along passages, spotted lakes, admired historical architectures and not forgetting to capture beautiful photos as well. Although there are groups of tourists in sight, it wasn’t difficult to take photos around.
There were also plenty of information in the form of texts within certain exhibit locations which revealed historical details of Vietnamese history. You might also opt for a guided tour to take you around, which we did not.
You would not be able to find historic stories here, but I could at least offer some pictures and perfect photography spots for your gram!