Nguyễn Phúc Ánh took control of Vietnam in 1802 and named himself Emperor. Of course, like every great man with great ambitions and hundreds of concubines, he needed a palace! Within the Imperial City was the Purple Forbidden City, where only the Emperor's family was allowed.
Unfortunately it was mostly destroyed during the American bombing that followed the Communists' takeover of Hue in 1968. What can you do?
Includes koi pond, locust/insect noise, beautiful gardens and buildings, and a Nikon D7000 night timelapse of Hue at dusk with all the lights coming on.