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About the ancient Citadel of Hue

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Sitting on the North bank of Perfume River and overlooking the South is Kinh Thanh Hue (or Hue Citadel), which has a unique combination of western architecture and an oriental rampart structure. Built under Emperors Gia Long and Minh Mang, though the citadel has witnessed the 2-century ups and downs of history, its 140 structures still preserve almost exactly like the originals.

The Hue citadel comprises three layers of ramparts: Kinh Thanh (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and lastly Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). If you want to get inside the inner relics, you need to circle about to cross through the three layers. In the Royal Citadel, there are more than 100 fascinating architectural works which are divided into numerous subsections, as follows:  
 
Hue ancient citadel - Hue tours
Hue Citadel (by Tran Bao Hoa)

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