Magnificent beauty of Hue imperial city's gates
Through many ups and downs, ten main gates of the Hue imperial city have still stood majestically and added charm to the land of “Than Kinh”, another name of the former capital city.
|Quang Duc Gate is one of four gates in front of the Hue imperial citadel. (Photo: VNA)|
|Nha Do Gate is among the most beautiful gates in the former imperial city. (Photo: thanhnien.vn)|
|Southwest Gate (or Huu Gate) on Yet Kieu street. The gate’s archway was built in 1809 while its gazebo was formed 20 years later. (Photo: thanhnien.vn)|
|West Gate on Thai Phien street. The gate was well-constructed and completed under King Minh Mang’s reign (1791- 1841). (Photo: thanhnien.vn)|
|Northwest Gate (or An Hoa Gate), located in the northwest corner of Hue, connects Nguyen Trai and Tang Bat Ho streets. (Photo: thanhnien.vn)|
|North Gate (or Hau gate) is located at the back of the citadel. The arch of the gate was built in 1809 while its gazebo was completed in 1831 (Photo: thanhnien.vn)|
|The Nhon Gate (or Ngan Gate) is one of the two doors specifically designed for the king and the royal family to enter and exit the citadel. The gate is located to the left of Ky Dai Hue (Hue Flag Tower) and Meridian Gate (also known as Ngo Mon). (Photo: baothuathienhue.vn)|
|Thuong Tu Gate (or Southeast Gate) is now located on Dinh Tien Hoang street. (Photo: thanhnien.vn)|
|Ke Trai Gate (or Northeast Gate) (Photo: baothuathienhue.vn)|
|East Gate (or Dong Ba Gate) (Photo: baothuathienhue.vn)|
Experiencing many ups and downs of history, Hue Imperial Citadel still retains its majestic beauty, preserving the quintessence of the Nguyen's Dynasty, hundreds of years ago.
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