Complex of Hue Monuments

Thursday - 09/04/2015 20:34

Complex of Hue Monuments

“Poetic Hue, dreamy and romantic Hue, Hue - city of two World Heritages and Hue has 02 related World Heritage in Vietnam by UNESCO. So could say that Hue - The World Heritage Destination…” are the ever names people call Hue city - the latest imperial capital of Vietnam under Nguyen dynasty (f-rom the 17th to 19th century). Imperial Citadel and & tomb Architecture, Royal Music, Festivals are also attractions of Hue...
“Poetic Hue, dreamy and romantic Hue, Hue - city of two World Heritages and Hue has 02 related World Heritage in Vietnam by UNESCO. So could say that Hue - The World Heritage Destination…” are the ever names people call Hue city - the latest imperial capital of Vietnam under Nguyen dynasty (f-rom the 17th to 19th century). 
 
Imperial Citadel and & tomb Architecture, Royal Music, Festivals are also attractions of Hue. There are two main kinds of festival here. Royal festival reflects the life and ritual activities of Nguyen dynasty, almost paying more attention to the ritual than the ceremony. Folk festival consists of multi activities such as Hue Nam festival in Hon Chen temple which follow Champa’s belief, handicraft’s father memory festivals, and some cultural activities as boat racing, westling,…HUE festival is first held in 2000 - an international festival of culture, arts, and tourism of the country. Read more about Hue Festival: http://goo.gl/SE7mxK 
Location
 
Complex of Hue Monuments lies along the Perfume River in Hue City and some adjacent areas of Thua Thien Hue Province. Hue City constitutes the cultural, political and economic centre of the province, and was the old imperial city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty f-rom 1802 to 1945.
 
History
Since 1306, after the wedding of the princess Huyen Tran of the Tran Dynasty with Che Man, the Cham King, the territories of Chau O and Chau Ly (comprised of Quang Tri, Thua Thien - Hue and part of Northern Quang Nam today) took the name of Thuan Hoa. In the second half of the 15th century, under the reign of King Le Thanh Tong, the name of "Hue" appeared for the first time. In 1636, the residence of the Nguyen Lords was settled at Kim Long (Hue). In 1687, it was transferred to Phu Xuan – whe-re is the Citadel today. Early in the 18th century, Phu Xuan became the political, economic and cultural centre of the southern part of Vietnam. Then, f-rom 1788 to 1801, it became the capital of the Tay Son Dynasty.
 
 
F-rom 1802 to 1945, Hue was the capital of unified Vietnam under the reign of the 13 Nguyen Kings. During these years, architectural works of a high cultural and historic value were built: the Citadel, especially the Imperial City (including 253 constructions), 7 Royal tomb compound of 9 kings of the Nguyen Dynasty, the Esplanade of Nam Giao, the Ho Quyen arena and the Hon Chen Temple.
Cultural values  
 
Located in the centre of Hue, along the Perfume (Huong) River’s northern bank, the complex of royal architecture represents and demonstrates the power of the Nguyen Dynasty's centralism. Contained in this complex are Kinh Thanh Hue (the Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (the Royal Citadel or Imperial City) and Tu Cam Thanh (the Forbidden Citadel) clustered together, symmetrically placed along the longitudinal axis and facing to the south...
 
ATTRACTIONS
 
Monuments outside theCapital Citadel
Tran Binh Bastion • Phu Van Lau • Thuong Bac Pavillion • Gia Long Tomb • Minh Mang Tomb • Thieu Tri Tomb • Tu Duc Tomb • Dong Khanh Tomb • Duc Duc Tomb • Khai Dinh Tomb • Esplanade of Nam Giao • Ho Quyen (Royal Arena)  • Van Mieu (Temple of Literature)• Vo Mieu (Temple of Martial Arts)• An Dinh Palace • Memorial House of Queen Mother Tu Cung • Tran Hai Rampart • Thien Mu Pagoda • Hon Chen Temple • Perfume River, Ngu Mountain • Truong Tien Bridge.
Monuments inside theCapital Citadel
Ky Dai • Nine Holy Cannons • Tinh Tam Lake • Quoc Tu Giam • Phu Xuan Communal House • Hue Museum of Royal Antique.
Monuments insideHoang Thanh (ImperialCitadel)
Ngo Mon • Thai Dich Lake and Trung Dao Bridge • Thai Hoa Palace and Great Rite Courtyard • Trieu Mieu • Thai Mieu • Hung Mieu • The Mieu • Hien Lam Pavilion • Nine Dynastic Urns • Dien Tho Palace • Truong Sinh Palace.
Monuments inside Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel)
Bronze Cauldron • Royal Library (Thai Binh Lau) • Duyet Thi Duong.
 
 
USEFUL INFORMATION

Some cultural activities are presented at Dai Noi (Hue Imperial Citadel), no extra admission
- The Change of Guards ceremony: take place at Ngo Mon f-rom 09:00 to 09:30 (daily held);
- Performance of court music (Small music) in front of Thai Hoa Palace (daily held) at:
      * 08:00 – 10:30 and 14:00 – 16:00
- Performance of court music (Great music) in front of The Mieu (daily held) at:
      * 09:00 – 11:00 and 14:30 – 16:30
- Performance of Hue chamber music (Ca Hue) is daily held in Truong Sanh Residence 
There is no performance in heavy rainy weather.
 
 
Opening time:
+ Summer: f-rom 6:30 to 17:30
+ Winter: f-rom 7:00 to 17:00
+ Art performances:
- Ca Hue on the Perfume River: please contact Center for Ca Hue Performance Management (22B Le Loi St., Hue City; Tel: (84-54) 383 1575; Fax: (84-54) 383 7400).
- Vietnamese Court Music performances. Contact:
Duyet Thi Duong Theater
Add: Hue Imperial Citadel, Thuan Thanh Ward, Hue City
Tel: (84-54) 351 4989/ 352 2070
Fax: (84-54) 352 2070
 Minh Khiem Duong Theater
Add: King Tu Duc Tomb, Thuong Ba Hamlet, Thuy Xuan Commune, Hue City
Telephone: (84-54) 383 6427
 
Transport service:
There are electric cars f-rom Hien Nhon Gate (Exit way of the Imperial Citadel) to the Hue Museum of Royal Antique(free of c-harge until the end of 2013).
Hue Monuments Conservation Center 
Add: 23 Tong Duy Tan St., Hue City
Tel: (84-54) 353 0840/352 3237/351 2751
Fax: (84-54) 352 6083
Email: huedisan@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.hueworldheritage.org.vn
 
 
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