Hue ancient city full of color Christmas

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Hue is an historic citadel.

The Complex of Hue Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the city of Hue in central Vietnam. Hue was founded as the Vietnam capital city by Gia Long, the first king of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802. It held this position for nine Nguyen dynasties until 1945. The massive complex features hundreds of monuments and ruins, such as the Forbidden Purple City, once the residence of the royal family and badly damaged during the Vietnam War, the Imperial City, royal tombs, flag tower, pagodas, temples, a library and museum. Change the style, welcome to Christmas in a place famous for the hallmarks of history to experience how, where they celebrate Christmas and what is interesting.
Hue ancient city full of color Christmas
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On these days, the weather in Hue City was in the cold and rainy season, but the people and tourists still poured out to catch the Christmas air. Many streets in the West such as Pham Ngu Lao, Vo Thi Sau, Chu Van An ... are decorated with brightly lit, and bustling with Christmas music.

Many bars in the West Street attracted many foreign visitors also held attractive programs such as buffet, Christmas music night charity fund raising ...

Shopping centers and entertainment areas are equally vibrant. Young people choose a lot of eye-catching places to take photos with their friends and relatives and see them as a fun time together for the Christmas season. Many local people also go to church to pray for the new year is happy, peaceful and happy.

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What to see in Hue in Christmas

If you are a history buff, or simply love discovering exotic cultures, Hue- Vietnam’s former Royal Capital is definitely on the top list of your travel plan. The city represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world.  

Hue Citadel:

Occupying a large, bounded area on the north side of Perfume River; four citadels were comprised to create the Capital City: Hoang Thanh (Imperial City) for royal palaces and shrines, Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Purple City) for royal residences, Dai Noi (Inner city) and Tran Binh Dai, which exclusively ancient architecture. Tourists are expected to spend at least one day to visit the whole complex. They can also catch a taxi, hire a bicycle, rent a “xich lo”- Vietnamese cycle if do not feel like walking around the site.

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Emperors Tombs:

There are several tombs of ancient emperors scattering along the Perfume River: such as Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc, Dong Khanh, etc. On Cam Khe Hill, Minh Mang Tomb was built in 1843, with the area of 18 hectare, 3-meter-high defended wall, and nearly 20 architectural constructions. Lying in the middle of a pine forest, Tu Duc Tomb belongs to Duong Xuan Moutain, 8km far from Hue.


Featured in various songs and poems, Thien Mu Pagoda has become an essential part of Hue City. With the symbol of the octagonal 21-meter-high tower, the pagoda is the perfect combination of artificial architectural work and picturesque nature. Tourists can also visit other pagodas such as Tu Dam, Tu Hieu, Huyen Khong.

A lot of people are planning their holidays to Vietnam. Are you one of them? I have given some tour guide Hue in Vietnam to help people plan their vacation out. I've even included a few tips that could help you save some money.

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