Khiem Lang tomb of King Tu Duc is a wonderful architectural
complex which is on a narrow valley of Thuong Ba Hamlet, Thuy Xuan Ward of Hue
City. This is one of the best-preserved tombs of the Nguyen dynasty kings.
Despite being located in the central area, where the harsh weather is a
combination of heavy rain, floods and scorching sunlight, Hue gives visitors a
pleasant feeling thanks to its shady streets and gentle Huong River flowing
across the city.
Although there are numerous tourists coming to the city, streets are quiet from
10 p.m. onwards with only a few shops opening late.
Here are some photos taken at the old capital of Hue by The Saigon Times Daily’s
contributor Sao Mai.
Bi Dinh temple is where people can fi nd a 20-ton stone stele erected to honor
the achievements of kings under the Nguyen dynasty. Specifi cally, King Tu Duc
composed an essay of 4,935 words to comment on his life and his weaknesses to
apologize to his ancestors and for posterity
Cyclo is a popular transportation method of foreign tourists as it is ideal for
them to enjoy the landscape and daily life leisurely. Here, three cyclists take
tourists on Le Loi Street which is located along the right hand side of Huong
River heading to Vi Da Hamlet
A peaceful view is seen at Thanh Toan Bridge which was made from wood with a
tiled roof spanning a small river in Thanh Thuy Chanh Village, Thuy Thanh
Commune of Huong Thuy District in Thua Thien-Hue Province. The bridge, which is
8km from Hue City, is precious and is a highly valued piece of architecture. It
was built in 1776 by Tran Thi Dao, a niece of the sixth generation of Tran
family, to give local people and travelers’ convenient transportation.
If tourists have a chance to visit Hue, they should take a boat trip on Huong
River to admire the poetic scenery and beautiful architecture, constructed
during the Nguyen Dynasty and French imperial period, on the river banks..