Citadel of Hue

The royal palaces and yards of the Nguyen dynasty
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Once the citadel of Hue was a city in a city. The citadel held an enclosure called the forbidden purple city. Th forbidden city was, just as its counterpart in Beijing, only accessable for the kings and their families and the eunuchs.
In 1968, during the Tet offensive, 150 out of the 160 buildings in the citadel were destroyed. What is left of the city is being restored and has been declared a UNESCO site.

I was especially charmed by the the beautiful red doors in the panorama.
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