Hue photos, the Forbidden City and the Tombs
Hue, the Forbidden City and the Royal Tombs. An additional Hue photos page. Photos I made during my visit several years ago. Don't dismiss them because you are going "now", there is really not much changed except it might be better weather.
Wandering through the old forbidden city you can't help thinking about the beauty and parlor it once was. Think about the rules and regulations to visit the emperor, the ultimate power he had in his empire. To some extend he was god. His word was law. There was no discussion.
The question arise if it is nowadays different? Well, there is no longer an emperor in Vietnam and worldwide there are only a few emperors left, mostly without that much power.
The "gods" of today are the multinational companies who rule like the emperors, like here in Hue, once did.
The Forbidden City is nowadays for the most a garden and many of the palaces are destroyed in the Vietnam war. Here and there you will see the remains of the Vietnam War around you. Of course all the mines that once were lying around are all cleared.
To show a little off at some points they've left a couple of empty mine shells of granites. Some buildings get a lot of attention but I suggest you drift a little of in the gardens. It's worth to do so although when I visited I felt there could be done more to make the gardens nicer. I guess in the days of the emperors, the gardens were full of blossom and flowers. My Hue photos can't show you that, unfortunately.
My pictures give you only a glimpse of the real beauty. Yes, there is still a lot left, maybe not like the Forbidden City in Beijing, but still enough to keep the imagination going on.
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