Hue is known as the ancient capital of the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam – the Nguyen Dynasty. Therefore, the historical monuments and architectural vestiges are still a lot and exist to this nowaday.
Coming to Hue is coming to the solemn royal atmosphere but equally poetic. It is no coincidence that people say: Hue people, Hue architecture, Hue food or Hue accent… because the own art, lifestyle, and beauty of Hue stand out the whole.
First, the most obvious manifestation of royal culture is probably the architectural works.
1. Architectural works
The people see old Hue because they go anywhere in Hue, also see the shadow of the ancient citadels, temples, tombs of the kings. The architecture in Hue was bequeathed and influenced by the Ly and Tran dynasties, and later on the culture of the Central and the South. In particular, the decorative colors in works at Hue comply with 5 colors: red, yellow, purple, green, blue – also known as “Ngu Sac Phap Lam”.
Hue’s most stand out work, Imperial City Hue, is a symbol of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty, where the king and royal family lived. Next is a series of the tomb for most of the Nguyen kings. Most notably, to mention the Tomb of Khai Dinh, this is the work with the most unique design as well as the most labor and money consuming. Because the Tomb of Khai Dinh is a convergence of two East-West cultures with the architecture of India, Buddhism and Gothic architecture. If you have come to Hue, you must visit the works here at least once.
2. Life and rituals royal
Life in the harem was never easy with hundreds of harsh laws laid down. From the way of speaking, walking, to dressing all have to follow the rules. Each year, depending on the king’s command, there are different changes, but generally, all rules are based on the culture of the nation, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
Besides are the royal festivals (Lunar New Year, Sacrifice Fest, Tieu Trieu…), it is estimated that dozens of different large and small festivals are celebrated every year in the land of imperial. Royal festivals are divided into 2 categories: Tiet Le and Te Tu. Tiet Le is the ceremony that takes place every month in the palace such as the king’s birthday, New Year... And Te Tu is the ceremony to thank the gods (land, water...) or the death anniversary of the ancestors. Some important festivals also include singing and dancing. The most unique thing that visitors can enjoy is the Royal Refined Music of Hue – recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
3. Imperial culture in the life of Hue people
If you come to Hue, the first thing you feel is serene of the atmosphere. Hue is not hasty like other developed cities. In Hue, it is a serene, peaceful, poetic and old feature of the ancients. Hue like that, because this place is the land of kings, so people need to be discreet, keep rituals, do not be loud, go slow, speak quietly.
Or from the way talk, we hear Hue people speak very different words from other regions because they are forbidden from tabooed words to kings. Or people think of Hue as poetic purple. Purple is the color that symbolizes Hue, the color is taken from the “Ngu Sac Phap Lam” of the court. Hue people choose purple for the Ao Dai or choose purple as the color for architectural works because, for them, it is the color of elegance, looks not sad but just like smiling, gently like the people of Hue themselves.
Hue – the ancient capital land, is still there, still has a tradition from thousands of times. As time passes, the Hue people remain the same, still beautiful in their own way. Rubik Asia will lead you back to the traditions of Vietnam with our technology team building products. Let’s exploring Hue with our team building products with up to 40% discount, contact us now: firstname.lastname@example.org