Ngo Mon Gate is the southern main gate of Hue Imperial City, also considered the face of the Citadel and feudal dynasty.
This gate was built during the reign of Minh Mang – the second king of the Nguyen Dynasty.
The architecture of Ngo Mon Gate is complex, and it can be divided into two main parts: the base of the platform is at the bottom and the Ngu Phung floor above.
Although the properties and construction materials are very different, these two components are designed in harmony to become a unified whole.
Outstanding among the shade of greenery, flowers, and water, Ngo Mon Mon always reminds people of a feeling of relaxation and tranquility.
Perhaps because of that, the image of this door has become a symbol of Hue.
2. Ky Dai
Ky Dai is a place to hang the flag of the citadel. It’s located in the middle of the south of Hue citadel within the Nam Chanh fortress.
This flag tower has relatively large architecture, including three floors with a total height of 17.5m.
Along with the ups and downs of Hue Citadel, Ky Dai has witnessed many important historical events of the country.
On August 30, 1945, during the abdication ceremony of King Bao Dai, the red flag with the yellow star of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was raised, ending the existence of the Vietnamese feudal regime.
3. Thai Hoa Palace
Thai Hoa Palace is considered as one of the most important constructions and has unique architectural features.
It is known as the center of Hue imperial city and a symbol of the Nguyen Dynasty’s power.
Thai Hoa Palace used to be a venue for important ceremonies such as the coronation ceremony, the envoy’s reception, the king’s birthday, or the royal court twice a month.
During my trip to Hue, I was amazed by the artistic masterpieces of palaces, magnificent temples and shrines, solemn mausoleums, and taciturn landscapes. Hue’s ancient capital has a peaceful and quiet beauty.
I hope you’ll have a great day exploring Hue and don’t forget to share your opinions in the comment section.