Resting in the Forbidden City
Vietnam, Huế, March 2010
The Citadel of Huế has been the seat of the Nguyen emperors. It 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, people challenge this old tradition.