|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 arichectural 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
Emperors 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.
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