Hue was the last Royal Capital of Vietnam. Sadly though, the old quarter of the city and most of the palace was destroyed by American bombing during the fight to recapture the city from the Viet Com. Luckily, outside of the city there still remains the tombs of some of the last Vietnamese emperors, a world heritage sight. They give some insight into what it would have been like in the Imperial Capital.
The eight tier Thien Mu pagoda, just outside the city
A shrine in the tomb of Minh Mang
More of Minh Mang’s Tomb, built to specific Confucian design and set in beautiful grounds.
Tu Duc’s Beautiful and expansive temple complex
The ruined living quarters for servants – still expected to tend to their Emperor after his death.
Elephants, horses and Mandarins stand to attention for their dead emperor in the after life
Flowers decorating the grounds