Imperial Hue

In Hue, the Nguyen emperors constructed countless palaces, temples, tombs, even cities within the city for themselves.
Inside the Imperial enclosure.

Ngo Mon Gate


Emperor Tu Duc built a whole park around his tomb, with ponds, pavilions and everything. Nobody knows exactly where the tomb is, though, because all 200 servants who helped bury him were beheaded...


Thien Mu Pagoda. In 1963 a Thien Mu monk publicly burned himself to death as a protest against the regime. They in turn called it a barbecue party...


Four mandarin soldiers, ready to defend the emperor with their lives.


Four mandarin soldiers, one Swede, one horse and one elephant ready to... you know.



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