HistoryPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, October 14, 2012 14:07:17
In 1802 Nguyens
were back on the Perfume River´s bank.
Nguyen Anh declared himself the emperor
of Dai Nam (Great South) changing the name of now unified country from that given by the Chinese, An Nam (Pacified South).
Newly crowned emperor took a reign name Gia Long. His town of residence received a new
name as well; Hoa, meaning Harmony. With time and by misspronunciation the word Hoa became Hué.
HistoryPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, October 14, 2012 14:05:36
After establishing themselves on the former Cham territory, the Viet rulers gave Kandarpupura new name, Phu Xuan.
In the beginning of 16th Century the Viet clan of Nguyen settled
down here. First of them, Nguyen Kim, started to construct a
fortifications by the Perfume
river. Soon it was decided that the
place could be much more than only a military post.
Nguyen Kim´s son, lord Nguyen Hoang , building the fortress, was said to experience
a revelation; The Heavenly Lady appeared
to him and assured that a city build here was to have a brilliant future.
With time, Phu Xuan,
thanks to its fortifications, achieved a meaningful position and respect in the
In 1771 Tay Son
uprising forced the Nguyens to abandon their residence. They came back
after 30 years.
HistoryPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, October 14, 2012 13:57:36
the name given to today´s Hué in 2nd Century CE by the Cham people. The whole
region was part of the Champa Kingdom until beginning of the 14th century. Dai
Viet Kingdom was its neighbour.
In year 1306
Champa king Simhavarman III handed over two provinces to Viets in exchange for
the hand of a Viet princess Huyen Tran.
Due to the kings early death the couple
had only one year together. According to the tradition, his
widow was supposed to follow him. Her
life was to be taken in the offering ceremony. As the legend has it, the Viet king, brother
of princess Huyen Tran, organized a plot to rescue her.
conflicts Viets conquered kingdom of Champa and made it their vassal in 1471. Gradually
weakened Champa disappeared from the whole territory of todays Vietnam in the begging
of the 19thCentury.