• In Nguyễn Dynasty architecture, dragons were intricately carved into the columns, roofs, and gateways of imperial palaces and temples.
    The dragon holds a significant place in the art and culture of the Nguyễn Dynasty, serving as a symbol of power, nobility, and divine protection. As a key motif in various artistic expressions, the dragon is prominently featured in architecture, ceramics, textiles, and royal artifacts.
  • Address: Loc Tien commune, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province
    Trung Kien Communal House is a provincial historical relic according to Decision No. 708/QD-UBND dated March 21, 2024, by the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province.
  • Address: Chi Long Village, Phong Chuong Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province
    The historical site comprising Nguyen Tri Phuong's ancestral house and tomb is a National Heritage site in Hue, officially recognized in 1990.
  • Kien Trung Palace from above
    Điện Kiến Trung (建中), also known as Kiến Trung Palace, or Kiến Trung Pavilion in chu nom script, is a palace built in 1923 during the reign of King Khải Định. It is one of the five major structures located at the northernmost point of the central axis of the Imperial City, with the character "Kiến" signifying establishment or founding, and "Trung" implying directness and non-deviation.
  • Now Tu Phuong Vo Su Pavillion is a cultural space
    Address: Hoa Binh Gate, Dang Thai Than Street, Hue city.
    Tu Phuong Vo Su Pavillion is one of the 4 crescent emplacements of the Imperial City and is the only one located in the Forbidden Purple City. It was originally built in 1804, at the same time with the East, South, and West crescent emplacements but soon it was abandoned and ruined.
  • Hải Vân Pass is a mountain pass located at the southernmost point of Thừa Thiên Province, adjacent to the northernmost point of the present-day city of Đà Nẵng. This mountain pass is situated on the peak of Hải Vân Mountain, standing at an elevation of 496 meters above sea level. It holds strategic importance due to its vulnerable position in relation to the imperial capital Huế. The pass serves as a gateway and is positioned on the top of Hải Vân Mountain, providing a vantage point with an elevation that offers a strategic overview of the surrounding landscape. Historically, its significance lies in its role as a key location in the defense and control of the imperial capital, Huế.
  • Address: 1 Dang Thai Than, Thuan Thanh, Hue City
    Bình An Đường is a historical site located northwest of Hue Imperial City, about 5 km from the city center. It is a special rest and treatment center for eunuchs and palace maids (during the Nguyễn dynasty).
  • The Nguyen Dynasty Copper Cauldrons are situated in the Cần Chánh Courtyard within the Imperial City of Huế
    The collection of eleven royal copper cauldrons, varying in size and weight, were forged during the reign of Emperor Nguyễn Phúc Tần, also known as Hiền Vương, between 1648 and 1687. These cauldrons symbolize the strength and endurance of the Đàng Trong government, and all of them were officially recognized as National Treasures in 2015.
  • Address: Phuoc Phu village, Phong Hoa commune, Phong Dien district, Thua Thien Hue province
    With a history of more than 500 years of establishment and development, Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village has been recognized as a traditional craft village by the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province according to Decision No. 717/QD-UBND dated April 14, 2014.
  • Today's relic of Đàn Âm Hồn (Photo: Ngoc Bich)
    Address: 73 Ong Ich Khiem Street, Hue City.
    The "Đàn Âm Hồn" is a ceremonial shrine in Huế, constructed during the reign of Thành Thái in 1894. Its purpose is to pay tribute to the souls of soldiers and civilians who perished during the event of the Fall of the Capital on the 23rd day of the 5th lunar month in the year 1883. This shrine has been upheld and maintained up to the present day.
  • Khiem Cung Ky Stele at Tu Duc Tomb
    Address: Tomb of King Tu Duc (Dong Ba Bridge, Thuong Village, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue)
    Unlike the inscriptions of Gia Long, Minh Mạng, and Thiệu Trị, which were composed by the kings themselves, Khiem Cung Ky is a stone tablet inscribed by King Tu Duc during his lifetime. As a result, it is considered the most exceptional among the inscriptions left by the Nguyễn dynasty kings for posterity.
  • Address: Chiet Bi village, Phu Thuong ward, Hue city
    Dinh Chiet Bi is a communal house that exists parallel to the formation and development of Chiet Bi Village (now part of Phu Thuonng Ward, Huế City). It was officially recognized as a provincial-level architectural heritage site on March 21, 2011.

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