Guide to Vietnam: Hue’s Imperial City

The final stop of our guide to Vietnam is Hue’s Imperial City, a walled fortress and palace located in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam.  Hue is located in the middle of Vietnam, and has a severe climate with scorching hot summer days and incessant rain in the winter. We spent a rainy afternoon exploring its grounds, but the weather seemed to make it even more mystically beautiful.

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The grounds of the Imperial City were surrounded by a wall and a moat of water taken from the Perfume River that flows through Hue.  Inside the Imperial City was an enclosure called the Purple Forbidden City, reserved for the Nguyen imperial family.

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Michele in the Crochet Cami and Tie Dye Cutoff Short.

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Michele in the Blossoms Squared Sweater Tunic and Martha in the FP One Poison Pintuck Slip.

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Michele in the Eternal Spring Dress.

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Martha in the Native Sun Shift Dress. We found the perfect parasols, they sure came in handy in the rain!

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The printed lace raincoats were a necessity :)

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Comments

  1. hey, just wondering why I haven’t received this catalog in the mail yet. Usually the timing coincides with when you guys feature it on the blog.

  2. Those pretty dresses match perfectly in the scene! I visited Hue 20+ years ago. Those lovely photos brought back good memories! And that hat! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. I think this is the most amazing country guide I’ve read! Interesting text and photographs that merge fashion with travel. Wonderful idea, keep it up, I’m a big fan!

  4. No wonder why Thien Mu Pagoda become a symbol of Hue city, it comprises of antique beauty yet pensive manner. Always feel peaceful while visit this place, look over the river and the mountain from a long distance, the landscape is calmly beautiful.

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