Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hue City – World Cultural Heritage

Lying on the banks of Perfume ( Huong) river, Hue is an ancient capital of the Nguyen Dynasty ( 1805-1945) with a lot of historical and cultural monuments and famous landscapes. The Complex of Hue Monuments with unique architectural masterpieces were recognized as one of the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO in 1993.

Besides tangible cultural heritages, Hue Court music, the first intangible cultural heritage of Vietnam, recognized as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Hue cultural heritage marks a development period of the national culture with unique values of architect, art, music, manners and customs, traditional handicraft, cultural festivals, which create unique cultural identity of Vietnam.

World Cultural Heritage

Especially Hue city attracts tourist by tombs of kings of Nguyen Dynasty. Visiting Hue tourists may feel like as in a massive open- air museum with hundreds of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs and this makes the sightseeing Hue one of the most exciting trip in Vietnam. Along with other World Heritages in the Centre of Vietnam, such as Quang Binh and Quang Nam, Hue Heritages have formed “The Central Heritage Road”.

Approximately 50km south of Hue, Bach Ma National Park with its breath-taking natural landscapes, 931 species of animals of which 83 wildlife species, 333-odd species of birds and 1,406 species of plants is a must see destination.

Best time to visit is between January to August when rainfall is minimal. Temperatures creep up towards August so if you’re a fan of the heat and are planning to spend some time on or under the water plan for a mid-year visit.

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