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The Imperial Citadel City Hue


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  • Exploring the Hue Citadel requires planning and understanding what to see and where. We recommend you make a list and a diagram. The Hue Citadel is a feudal City within a fortress wall. The location and design of the Citadel follows Chinese beliefs based on the Forbidden City in Beijing and the ramparts' design is based upon European 19th century fortifications designs enunciated by the French military architect, Sebastien de Vauban. The fortifications are built to withstand canon weapons of the time.
  • The walled perimeter encloses ten square kilometers or 520 acres. There are ten gates enabling access.




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  • Within the walled Citadel are three further enclosures, which are the Imperial City, the Civic City or political capital and the Forbidden City. 
  • The significant places of interest within the Citadel are;
  1. Hung Mieu Temple
  2. Dien Tho Residence
  3. Hien Lam Pavilion
  4. Mieu Temple
  5. The Nine Dynasty Urns at Hien Lam pavilion
  6. Thai Hoa Palace
  7. Teatro Real
  8. The Royal Library
  9. The Forbidden City
  10. The Moats of the Citadel
  11. The Ramparts and defensive structures within the wall structure
  12. The ten Gates of the Citadel to enter the Citadel of Hue
  13. The Four door ways tom the Forbidden City ( especially the Noon Gate )
  14. The five Bridges within the Citadel
  15. The nine sacred cannons
  16. the Ciadel Flag mast.



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