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The Hue Imperial City

Next stop in Hue was the Hue Imperial Palace. From UNESCO:

Established as the capital of unified Viet Nam in 1802, Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. The Perfume River winds its way through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City, giving this unique feudal capital a setting of great natural beauty.

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Arriving at the entrance gate, the giant Vietnamese flag flying is a powerful symbol.

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Inside the walls, corridors are elaborately decorated.

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Naturally, I felt at home in the Imperial City, and decided to try on a few of my new clothes.

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Outside the gates, this chicken stood guard over a busy intersection.

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