Hue (UNESCO)


Former capital city of the country from 1802 to 1945, Hue is often referred to as Vietnam’s most beautiful city and has long been a major cultural, religious and educational centre. The Forbidden City which served as the residence of the Nguyen Emperors is now one of its main attractions. Largely destroyed during the American War, the remains of the citadel are still impressive.
About 15 km south of Hue are the imperial tombs some of which were built following the strict rules of geomancy.