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Framing Hue


Vietnam Hue, Ao Dai Cyclists
Hue Riders: Ao dai wearing cyclists in the Citadel at Hue
Photo by a song under the sugar sugar


Vietnam Hue, Perfume River Sunset
Perfume River Sunset
Photo by jeffreylowy


Vietnam Hue, Water puppet theater
Water puppet theater: Water puppets are beautiful, fully articulated puppets depicting life on the Perfume River. Folktales of playful dragons, a dance of phoenixes, water buffalo, and wading maidens revealed how vital the river was — and still is — to the local people. It is both the main artery and the life-giving blood of HuĂ© and its surrounds.
The puppeteers hide behind a bamboo scrim and wade in waist-deep water to operate the puppets with a series of rods and bamboo sticks.
Photo by ultrapop


Vietnam Hue, Houseboats on the Dong Ba canal
Houseboats on the Dong Ba canal
Photo by ultrapop


Vietnam Hue, Looking out onto the Perfume River
Looking out onto the Perfume River
Photo by ultrapop


Vietnam Hue, Chua Ba Pagoda
Chua Ba Pagoda: Chua Ba was founded by the Hainan Chinese Congregation almost a century ago. It was damaged in the Tet offensive and subsequently reconstructed. On the central altar is Thien Hau Thanh Mau, the Goddess of the Sea and Protector of Fishermen and Sailors. Inside is a glass case in which Quan Cong sits flanked by his usual companions, the mandarin general Chau Xuong to his right, and the administrative mandarin Quang Binh to his left.
Photo by ultrapop


Vietnam Hue, Noon Gate
Noon Gate: Entrance to the Forbidden City in Hue, Vietnam. This shot was taken in the first night of the Vietnamese New Year, Year of the Pig
Photo by b00ng


Vietnam Hue, Dieu De National Pagoda
Dieu De National Pagoda: Dieu De was built by King Thieu Tri in 1844 on the foundation of his old residence where he was born in 1807.

The pagoda was constructed on a large scale, but was badly damaged during the successive wars. In 1889, Bonze Tam Truyen was granted funding by King Thanh Thai to restore the pagoda, but again it was badly damaged, this time during a storm in 1904. The present construction was made in 1953.
The pagoda includes a main sanctuary with two statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Behind the pagoda is a guest-room and a kitchen. In the courtyard stand a stele house and a bell tower. The two-story entrance gate (seen in the background) is topped with Dhamma Guardian’s pavilion.
Photo by ultrapop


Vietnam Hue, Khai Dinh Tomb
Khai Dinh Tomb
Photo by nguyentrung


Vietnam Hue, Inside the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh
Inside the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh
Photo by discopalace


Vietnam Hue,
Photo by nguyentrung


Vietnam Hue, Imperial City
Imperial City
Photo by Ptoutain


Vietnam Hue, Forbidden Purple City
Forbidden Purple City: Just a gate left now. It was almost destroyed entirely in the wars.
The Forbidden Purple City was a citadel within a citadel within a citadel. It housed the emperor’s concubines and could only be entered by eunuchs.
Photo by ultrapop


Vietnam Hue, the grounds around Dam Nam Giao
The grounds around Dam Nam Giao: Like a set from a Yimou Zhang film! You almost expect a sword fight in the trees.
Dam Nam Giao was a ceremonial terrace where the Nguyen Emperors reaffirmed the legitimacy of their rule through a series of elaborate sacrifices (animal, not human.)
Photo by ultrapop

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One Response to “Framing Hue”

  1. mlyeo says:

    I am planning to fly into Ho Chi Minh in june but wish to go visit places outside Ho Chi Minh. I heard recommendations for places like Hoi An, Hue.
    I wish to have advice on how to get to Hoi An and Hue from Ho Chi Minh and from these places return to Ho Chi Minh.
    Or any other recommendations?

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