Hué in time

Hué in time

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What´s left of the Old Hué gives a vague idea of how the Citadel and Imperial City looked like during the times of the Nguyen dynasty. Was the city as enchanting as its remains are striking with their absence? What was the ideal of beauty? Who were the artists? Which details are authentic and what is much later translation of former splendor?
Presuming that I´m not the only person interested, adding the great outreach of internet, the blog may be a platform for us who want to know more and who have something to tell about the city of Hué. In time.


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.

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