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History Of Hue Historical City


Emperor Khai Dinh Monument


  • The walled citadel of Hue was constructed between 1830 and 1832 but since then it has been the site of many wars and suffered much destruction. The three major periods of destruction were in 1885 when the French invasion forces sacked and razed the City, in 1946 when the Viet Minh destroyed much of the city after the abdication of King Bao Dai and in 1968 during the Tet Offensive


  • 1358-1389 The Hoa Chan Citadel was built by the Tran Dynasty in Hué, close to the site of the present Citadel.
  • 1601 Construction of the first pagoda, the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady; later demolished, it was rebuilt in 1844.
  • 1687 The Nguyen Dynasty established itself in Phu Xuan, the embryo of the future Hué, in the south-eastern corner of the site of the present Citadel.