Beautiful Hue. After staying for a couple of nights to visit the Imperial City and the Tomb of Tu Doc we're heading to Danang and then Hoi An. A couple of easy days off for us after today's climb seeing as we still have six weeks left on our visa 😅 #BeachTime
『Sound of East Palace』
The Oriental style court music which was once adopted from Middle kingdom.
Today, the Oriental court music is fortunately preserving in Korea, Japan and Vietnam, known as "Nhã nhạc of Huế court". It was recognised in 2003 by UNESCO as Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. "Nha nhac" means elegant music.
Photo of Meridian Gate to the Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam. Construction was ordered by Emperor Gia Long (Nguyen Anh) in the 1800s. The design and structure was taken from the Qing Dynasty styles, and his the Imperial City was intended to be a smaller version of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Unfortunately, a large part of the city was destroyed during the Vietnam war, but it is still a very interesting site with many standing buildings and structures; it definitely did have similarities to China’s Forbidden City.