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One of the few undestroyed monuments in the Forbidden City
Vietnam, Huế, March 2010

Huế is perhaps best known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was in the Citadel, which occupies a large, walled area on the north side of the river. Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the concubines, emperors, and those close enough to them were granted access, the punishment for trespassing being death. Today, little of the forbidden city remains, though reconstruction efforts are in progress to maintain it as a tourist attraction as a view of the history of Huế.
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Apr 05 2010 06:30 GMT teddybear2
fantasic photo and information Peter
Apr 05 2010 06:37 GMT sini
Beautiful monument!:)
Apr 05 2010 08:17 GMT Squirrel PRO
Wonderful architecture !
Apr 05 2010 09:47 GMT linnywv PRO
Amazing artistry!
Apr 05 2010 12:02 GMT martini957
Very interesting
Apr 05 2010 12:27 GMT ashdad PRO
Beautiful architecture!
Apr 05 2010 12:30 GMT sirenans
Apr 05 2010 15:15 GMT SaoPaulo
thx for tour and explanations, P!
excellent angle! love the shadow on the path.
Apr 05 2010 16:00 GMT Danijela
Great architecture, perfectly captured!:)
Apr 05 2010 17:45 GMT Lalbabu
Beautiful artistry!!!!
Apr 05 2010 18:38 GMT elsje323
beautiful architecture
Apr 05 2010 19:00 GMT Rabbitwmn
Love the lighting & the angle of this photo! Great achitecture!
Apr 05 2010 20:41 GMT Adamus
Gorgeous picture.
Apr 06 2010 02:09 GMT Studio88
Wonderful Capture Of History and Excellent Info ;-)
Apr 06 2010 04:59 GMT MargNZ
Amazing history and architecture Peter :)
Apr 06 2010 06:26 GMT senna3
Thank you all for viewing and for your nice comments!
Apr 06 2010 14:38 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Just beautiful---the war ravaged the city!
Apr 06 2010 14:42 GMT senna3
Very true Wildspirit, such a pity!