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Hue was Vietnam's capital from 1802 to 1945, during the rule of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Hue is no longer a politically or economically influential city, but it has remained the major cultural and artistic centre of the country. Hue's imperial citadel used to be comparable to Beijing's forbidden city, but most of it was destroyed during the bloody fighting which followed the Tet offensive in 1968. An increasing number of buildings are being restored. The imperial tombs south of the city are well preserved, since no fighting took place there. Each of them is a large complex with a different character. Their visit can be combined with a cruise along the nonchalant Perfume river on a typical dragon boat. On the way, you pass the Thien Mu pagoda, of which the octagonal tower is one of the most famous buildings of the country. The complex of Hue monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Plumeria trees, Ngo Mon Gate (Moon Gate), Hue citadel. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Bonsai trees in palace courtyard, citadel. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Palace and silhouettes seen from doorway, citadel. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Potted plant and wall with Chinese symbol window, citadel. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Facade with red and golden doors, imperial citadel. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Imperial library and pond, citadel. Hue, Vietnam ( color) On the Perfume river. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Woman pushes dragon boat. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Thien Mu pagoda. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Tu Duc mausoleum. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Walkway, Luu Khiem Lake arm, and stone fence, Tu Duc Tomb. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Stele composed by Emperor Tu Duc, Tu Duc Mausoleum. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Main room of the temple inside the Minh Mang Mausoleum. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Pavilion inside the Minh Mang Mausoleum. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Khai Dinh tomb. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Row of statues and in Khai Dinh Mausoleum. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Multicolored incense sticks. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Woman making the Vietnamese conical hat. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Woman preparing donuts near canal. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Thanh Toan covered bridge. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Rush hour on the Trang Tien bridge. The numbers of cars is insignificant compared to Ho Chi Minh city. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Night motorcyle traffic out of Trang Tien bridge. Hue, Vietnam ( color) Eiffel-designed Trang Tien Bridge at night. Hue, Vietnam ( color)

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