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Hue

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Hue 151.jpg (39124 bytes) The ancient imperial city of Hue, comprising a moated outer Citadel, the Imperial Enclosure and the Forbidden Purple City.
The Nine Dynastic Urns, one for each of the nine Nguyen Emperors. The bigger urn in the center is dedicated to Gia Long the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty. Hue 152.jpg (39117 bytes)
Hue 153.jpg (39442 bytes) The Forbidden Purple City.

Within these walls was  the private residence of the royal family.  Extensively damaged during the Tet Offensive of 1968

Amid the ruins and the vegetable plots of the Forbidden City is the library, a two storey building which has  been partially restored. Hue 155.jpg (39307 bytes)
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