The Diary Game Season 3 (7 Januari 2021): Royal Palace of Hue, Vietnam


Hue is in the north of Hoi An, and the two are not far apart, both of which are considered to be central Vietnam. Hoi An was a well-known Chinatown at the time and a commercial center in Southeast Asia; Hue was the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last dynasty of Vietnam. Like all reasons, Hue has always revealed a plain and heavy temperament. The vigorous simplicity has always fascinated me, just like a forest raged by wildfires, full of misery, after the heavy rain, became the baby of the new leaf, and prosperity became a source of joy.

Since you are in the imperial capital, the must-see attraction is of course the imperial tombs. The hotel is only two or three blocks plus a river to the Hue Imperial City. There is a bridge over the river, so it is very convenient to go to the palace.


Well, it's midday gate. This Forbidden City was built as a model of the Forbidden City, so there are many similarities. However, I think the so-called similar people are more of the wishful thinking of the Vietnamese. Compared to the authentic Middle-earth in the far north, I have not been able to find a suitable word to describe this Forbidden City. It is really cheap to be "simple". Later, I ran into a fellow traveler on the road, and when he talked about the Hue Palace, his sentence "The Latrine in the Forbidden City in Beijing" made me stunned. I think this exquisiteness is the most unique and beautiful part of Chinese.

Of course, Vietnam will not give in. The doorway under the Meridian Gate is the ticket office, and the tickets are a bit expensive. However, if it weren't for being listed as a world cultural heritage, it would definitely not have this value. It is precisely because of this that, for the first time in my life, I feel that the natural heritage of the United Nations is not all the pinnacle of the pyramid of human civilization. Some heritages may still be due to the need to consider maintaining a relatively balanced number of heritages in various regions.


Hue is the capital of the Hue province of Chengtian, Vietnam. It is located in central Vietnam. It is 540 kilometers north of the capital Hanoi, 644 kilometers south of Ho Chi Minh City, west of the Changshan mountain range, and 8 kilometers east of the South China Sea. Hue was called Fuchun in ancient times. It is Vietnam The ancient capital of the three dynasties, famous for its historical sites. For nearly 400 years from 1558 to 1945, it became the capital of Quang Nam Nguyen, Xishan and Nguyen dynasties. The historical buildings in Hue have been included in the United Nations World Cultural Heritage List.

Hue is really much bigger than Hoi An. It’s very tiring to just walk, and sometimes you still have to take transportation. The distance to the palace is relatively long and the sun is big, so it is recommended to take a rickshaw. After crossing the moat and passing this old city gate, you will arrive at the former palace. Compared with the Forbidden City in Beijing, the palace of the Nguyen Dynasty is really small and broken.


Opposite the gate of the imperial palace is the tallest flagpole in Vietnam, plus the flag stand a total of 47 meters high.

When I entered the gate, I saw the archway with Chinese characters engraved with uprightness and flatness. The buildings also have plaques with Chinese characters, which shows that Vietnam is deeply influenced by Chinese culture.


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