Ao tu than, which had been worn by Vietnamese women centuries before the Ao dai evolved into the five-paneled dress which is known as the closest form to the Ao dai. The older version of Ao dai then has five flaps: two in the back, two in the front and one under the front lap. Ao dai, however, is more tight fitted and has higher collar without a bodice underneath.
Bao Quoc Pagoda The pagoda is situated on Ham Long hill, on Bao Quoc Street, Phuong Duc ward, Hue city, Thua Thien – Hue province. Bao Quoc Pagoda, first named as Ham Long Son Thien Tho pagoda, was founded by Ch’an Master Giac Phong in the late 18th century under Lord Nguyen Phuc Tan’s reign.
Occupying the northeast corner of the Imperial Enclosure, these delightful gardens were developed by the first four emperors of the Nguyen dynasty but fell into disrepair. They've been beautifully recreated in the last few years, and are dotted with little gazebo-style pavilions and ponds.
The city has various museums including the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History, the Revolutionary Museum, the Museum of south-eastern Armed Forces, the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of Southern Women, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Nha Rong Memorial House, and the Ben Duoc Relic of Underground Tunnels.
Close by the citadel in an impressive setting, the provincial museum's military exhibit will be of interest to those seeking more insight into Hue's crucial role in the Vietnam War - especially the 1968 Battle of Hue. The collection is disappointing however and English language captions are limited.
There was even a part of the citadel known as “The Forbidden Purple City,” which, much like China's Forbidden City, was reserved for only the most important people in Vietnam. Unfortunately, the Imperial Citadel today is just a shadow of what it once was.
The Pagoda of the Celestial Lady (Vietnamese: Chùa Thiên Mụ; also called Linh Mụ Pagoda) is a historic temple in the city of Huế in Vietnam. Its iconic seven-story pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the city, and the temple has often been the subject of folk rhymes and ca dao about Huế.
The Royal Theatre, begun in 1826 and later home to the National Conservatory of Music, has been rebuilt on its former foundations. When performances aren't on, it's free to sit in the plush chairs or examine the fascinating display of masks and musical instruments from Vietnamese theatre, with English descriptions.
Temple of Literature is dedicated to memorising and worshiping Confucius, which is a popular practice in many Asian countries, such as: China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. In Vietnam, apart from the most well-known Temple of Literature in Hanoi, some other cities also construct their own Temples of Literature.
The village, 8km east of Hue, is famous for its beautiful roads, peaceful rural landscape and particularly the tile-roofed bridge, which has become a popular destination for tourists. Many tourists choose to visit Thanh Toan village by bike because it’s not far from Hue city. Riding around the ...
Vietnam history has undergone numerous heroic feats and one of these events associated with Hue, with Flag Tower and with Ngo Mon Gate. Two days after the red flag and yellow star flying on Hue Flag Tower, the August Revolution broke out in Hue on 23/08/1945.
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh The imperial tomb of Dong Khanh is smallest Imperial tomb of Hue, with French influences and terracotta sculptures. This place was actually was a temple in memory of the Emperor's father, but was reused as a grave due to the sudden death of the Emperor in the year 1889.