Established as the capital of unified Viet Nam in 1802, Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen Dynasty until 1945. 13 Emperors ruled the country from the forbidden city.
The Perfume River winds its way through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and Inner City, adding natural beauty to this unique feudal capital.
On the north side of the river is the Citadel, the centre of the historic city. Most of Huế's important monuments, temples, and pagodas are found in this area. The south side of the river is newer, and contains most of the city's business and residential areas. Huế is a very tranquil and marvellous city in the central part of Vietnam.
Huế is a very tranquil and marvellous city in the central part of Vietnam.
The Complex of Hue monuments was inscribed on the World Heritage List under criterion C (iv) in 1993 at the 17th session.
There are many famous people who were born in Huế or had spent some time in this beautiful city. The city is one of the most popular places for tourists in Vietnam.