Hue, Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty, in Vietnam.

On my first solo travel of two months I visited the city of Hue. It was rainy as you see but I really liked it.  The temperature wasn’t that great but I saw the beauty of this once rich and colourfull city, the imperial capitol of the Nguyen Dynasty.

On my first day I went walking to the Citadel and looked inside and walked all the way around the wall. Behind the wall was the Imperial city which I wanted to visit ofcourse! The money you pay to get in the Citadel is for preserving it, there are working hard on that. I hope to visit it once again and see it in full glory once more!!

The Imperial City is walled and is protected by fortified ramparts of 2K by 2K. Along those ramparts is a moat. The water inside the moat comes out of the Perfume river and is routed through a serie of sluice gates to get there. How impressive!!

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Hue Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty,

The wall surrounding the Citadel of Hue

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

One of the many gates in the wall surrounding the Citadel.  I did a tour on the outside too, just to see those gates. Not much else to see on that outside though….just Hue life in the streets of Hue.. And I did love that too!!

I did a tour on the outside too, just to see those gates. Not much else to see on that outside though....just Hue life in the streets of Hue.. And I did love that too!!

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

In the Citadel there are many squares

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

They told me that in the old days many servants would be lined up in front of this building when there was a celebration for a king. It would be very impressive to see the whole square filled with lined up and dressed up people. I can totally imagine that!

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

The complex is on the list of UNESCO world heritage so they are restauring, good to see! Money you spend visiting this will be used to rebuild and maintain it.

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Nice gardenhouse

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Wearing my raincoat 🙂 I don’t know why I even bothered to make this picture…

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Again one of the many gates surrounding the Citadel

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

House inside the Citadel which was in a good state, there were still people living there. Good to know there are people there all the time. If something will happen they will act immediatly and they feel responsible too.

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Gate, gate, gate ..

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Hue Vietnam, nguyen dynasty

Isn’t it wonderful?

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

The main entrance. I was told that the one entrance that was bigger because of an elephant that could go in. The other doorways were too small 🙂 We all got our own problems to think about when building a house!! LOL

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

It can be busy outside the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty in Hue. Don’t you love the traffic too in Vietnam? I love to see all those scooters and all the people on it that cover their face and arms. You see the difference between the tourists on bicycle and the locals on scooter right? 🙂

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Outside the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty

Citadel of the Nguyen DynastyEnjoying his lunch

I love these kind of streetsviews of Asia!!

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Hue Vietnam, Nguyen Dynasty

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I hope you love this world as much as I do!!

Jacomijn is a police officer from The Netherlands who loves to show you how to travel the world Safe, Healthy and Active!! Safe and Healthy Travel is a MUST!

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