What is the architecture of the ancient city of Hue, Vietnam
What is the architecture of the ancient city of Hue?
Hue Citadel is planned on the north bank of the Huong River, facing south, with an area of 520 hectares. Imperial City and all architectural works of the ancient citadel, the Forbidden City all turned south. South direction is the direction in which the Yijing has recorded "holy men of the world" (the king facing the south to rule the galaxy).
The city of Hue has a perimeter of nearly 10 km, 6.6m high, 21m thick is built with elbows with equally spaced fortress. Enclosed are artillery, artillery, ammunition depots; to protect the stronghold. The citadel was originally covered with earth. It was not until the end of Gia Long's life that he began to build bricks.
Outside, there is a well ventilated system outside. Particularly, the river system (Hoi Thanh Ha) has both protective function and waterway function. Ha Thanh is more than 7 km long. The river itself is located in the west of Ke Van River. The North is the An Hoa River, the East is the East Ba River, the South is based on the Huong River.
There are 10 main doors:
North door (also known as Hau gate, located behind the Citadel).
North-West door (also called An Hoa gate, the village name here).
West-South door (door to the right, right).
Main door (also known as Nha Do, because there is a Martial Arts - weapons store, established Gia Long).
Quang Duc door.
The Nhon (ie, the front door, because of the high walls built into the road for the king to the river).
East-South door (also known as the Thuong door due to the Upper Institute and horse train inside the door).
East Gate (ie East Ba, the name of the residential area).
East-North door (also known as Ke Trai)
In addition, Hue also has a gate with Tran Binh Dai (a suburb in the northeast corner of Kinh Thanh, also known as Mang Ca), called Tran Binh Men.
Two doors through the Quanh Thanh River via the Ngu Ha system are Dong Thanh Thuy Quan and Tay Thanh Thuy Quan.
In the middle of the front side there is a flagpole, called Ky Dai.
Ky Dai - Hue, Vietnam.
When you have the opportunity, visit Hue once to know the great architecture of Hue imperial city.
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