The Citadel created by the Nguyen dynasty in 1805, at present belongs to the cultural heritage of humanity. With an area of 520 hectares and three circles of ramparts; they are the main tourist attractions of Vietnam. Inside the perimeter, three enclosures shut themselves up: The imperial city of Hoàng Thành, the civic city or capital of Kinh Thành and the forbidden city of Tử CAM Thành. Each of them with their own attractions and stories.


Text: Renata Burgos ± Photo: MARC TURNER / AMARO / WPD / EUROSCOPE / mike gadd