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Hue - 1 destination with 5 unique historical heritages

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Migo will take you back in history to Hue to visit 5 typical ancient architectural works, belonging to the world cultural heritage complex recognized by UNESCO.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Located on a small hill in Ha Khe next to the gentle winding Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda is a symbol of spiritual culture of Hue people associated with many historical relics. Besides finding peaceful minutes and praying for peace, visitors can also admire the beauty of ancient structures such as Phuoc Duyen tower, Dai Hung palace, Quan m palace. Guests can take a boat right at the marina at the foot of Thien Mu Pagoda to reach the famous Ngu Mountain and Thien Mu Pagoda from under the calm river.

Construction time: Founded in 1601 and restored over many periods.

Opening hours: From 7h - 17h daily

Address: Nguyen Phuc Nguyen Street, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province

Image source : Expedia

Grand Noi Hue

This is a relic associated with 9 Nguyen dynasties in Vietnamese history. Through many ups and downs of time and war, the complex of Hue ancient capital has been successfully renovated and restored. Dai Noi consists of a complex of buildings with functions serving the living and administration of the country by the King and the Royal Family. Visiting Dai Noi and admiring the beauty of the architecture is something you cannot miss.

Construction time: Started in 1805 and completed in 1832

Opening hours: From 7h - 17h daily

Address : 23/8 Street, Phu Hau Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province.

Photo credit: Zing, Baolau, Vu Pham Wen/Culture Trip, Chudu 24

Minh Mang Mausoleum (Hieu Lang)

Visit the King's tomb not only to get close to history, but also to better understand the character and person of each king. Hieu Lang bears the unique mark of King Minh Mang, with a charming overall layout, between a fresh lake and green space. Visitors here feel like they are coming to a peaceful resort of King Minh Mang. The building was built by more than 10,000 soldiers and workers completed hastily in 3 years. The architecture is highly symmetrical mixed with nature to create a majestic beauty, but also very peaceful.

Construction period: 1840-1843 (3 years)

Opening hours: 7h - 17h daily

Address: National Highway 49, Huong Tho, Huong Tra, Thua Thien Hue

Image source: VnExpress, Taemisarang, VOV, Thanh duy__

Ding Palace

An Dinh Palace, located 3km from Hue Imperial City, which is associated with the images of Kings Khai Dinh and Bao Dai. Dubbed as one of the first 'foreign' works of our country because from the overall architecture to decorative motifs, there is a unique blend of Asian culture and Medieval Europe. This makes An Ding like a magnificent castle full of nobility and luxury. An Dinh Palace is one of the check-in points that are very popular with young people and appear in music videos of famous singers.

Construction period : 1917 -1919 ( 2 years)

Opening hours: From 7h - 17h daily

Address : 179 Phan Dinh Phhung, Phu Nhuan, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue

Image source: People's Newspaper, Khamphadisan, Internet

Khai Dinh Mausoleum (Ung Lang)

Khai Dinh Mausoleum on the map of Hue cultural heritage is a work with many breakthroughs compared to previous Mausoleums. The Mausoleum was born from the combination of Eastern and Western architectural arts such as Roman of France, Turstupa of India. The ingenuity and ingenuity of artisans in using materials and materials imported from all over the world. In addition, this place is also considered a symbol of crockery and colored glass art. Khai Dinh Mausoleum is a mausoleum with impressive colors and is visited by many tourists.

Construction period:1920-1931 (11 years)

Opening hours: 7 - 17h daily

Address: Khai Dinh, Thuy Bang Commune, Huong Thuy District, Thua Thien Hue Province

Image source: VnExpress,, Dulich.Petrotimes, wiki.youvivu, Saomaifly

Writer: Tran Thao

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