Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hue Imperial Palace, 1

The Imperial Palace, of the Nguyen Dynasty, dates from the early 19th century until the mid-20th, contemporaneous with the French "protectorate" of Vietnam. French/Vietnamese colonial history. Certainly worth a look if you're in Hue.
Huge moat around the Citadel and the Imperial Palace

Entrance building; well, one of them

Imperial koi

Feed me, feed me, over here on the left...

Many stages of entrances

Not going to picture all the halls and buildings

Helpful map of the environs

Less helpful model of the palace grounds, perhaps as they were, pre-1968

Moving right along

Imperial hot tub; seats 6

Imperial stamps; interesting how many of the artifacts survived...

Roof decor

The place is studded with interesting photographs from the 19th century, some
from French archives

One of many beautiful hall ways and arcades

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