6 Old Ruins to explore in Vietnam
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Gia Long Tomb (also called Thien Tho Tomb) is the tomb of Emperor Gia Long (1762 – 1820) – the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty which was recognized as one of UNESCO World Heritages. The tomb is considered as a complex including many other tombs of the King’s relatives.
Hiền Lương Bridge also known as the Peace Bridge is a bridge over Bến Hải River Quảng Trị Province, Việt Nam. Today it is maintained as a major national monument for the reunification of Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War, and there's also a museum preserving the war remnants.
Capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. The capital at its time covered an area of 300 ha (3.0 km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples, and shrines, and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Đinh Tiên Hoàng and Lê Đại Hành, their sons, and Queen Dương Vân Nga.
The Imperial City at Hue is the best-preserved remnant of a vast citadel and royal palace complex that once existed on the site before the Vietnam war. Nowadays the city has been declared a UNESCO site and the remaining buildings haveac been restored.
Quang Tri citadel was built in 1809 by the order of King Gia Long. This relic site was severely damaged during the anti-American resistance war in 1972. In the 1990s, the Quang Tri provincial authorities restored the citadel. Nowadays, the citadel becomes a place to educate youths about the nation's revolutionary tradition and its patriotism.