Huế Imperial City

Huế was formerly the imperial capital of Vietnam. Inside the Kinh thành (citadel) sits a walled city complex, housing several palaces, temples, courtyards and gardens from imperial rule.

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The building of the now UNESCO World Heritage site began in 1804, the last Vietnamese emperors still reigned there until the mid 1900s.

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However, the site did sustain substantial damage during the Vietnam war, suffering co-ordinated attacks from the Viet Cong and US troops.

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We spent the morning exploring the Imperial city under an intensely hot and rather strange sun.

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Some locals told me it was a sign of a blessing; traffic was sropping so that people could get out of their cars and off their bikes to gaze up and take pictures…

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Unfortunately, we couldn’t take photographs in most of the palaces of the throne rooms for preservation reasons! There were various rooms you can walkt through showcasing antiques

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areas filled with art

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and temples you can visit

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Watch see more on the vlog here

In the afternoon, we took a much more unique tour…

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