Within Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam with beautiful diversified landscapes lies the city of Hue. Once the imperial capital of the country during the Nguyễn Dynasty, where it flourished and housed many impressive architectural works such as the Hue Citadel that lies on the banks of the Perfume River, and within its perimeters other works like the Forbidden Purple City and Palace of Longevity.
Following the river westwards from the Citadel you will find the Thien Mu Pagoda, which is the symbol of the city and the royal tombs, the final resting place of several emperors. Outside of Hue, a visit to some ancient villages are definitely worth a visit to experience the old traditions, local culture and architecture.
But in 1968 during the Tet Offensive the city suffered immeasurable damage, both physical and immaterial. However, a thorough rebuild is currently taking place to bring back its old glory.