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Added by Joe N.
on Oct 22, 2010.


  • Joe N.

    The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon) Hue One of 10 entrances to the imperial city of Hue, this southern entrance which is the most dynamic and beautiful one is called The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), Hue. In fact, it was the royal entry, and was erected and designed by Emperor Gia Long in the year 1823. The entrance was availed for significant proclamations, such as announcements of the names of successful doctoral candidates and most remarkably, the announcement of the resignation of the last emperor, Bao Dai, on August 13, 1945, to Ho Chi Minh. Like other historical buildings and structures of this Vietnamese city of Hue, this gate was also severely damaged by the war. War in the country of Vietnam has made its effect mostly on every valuable structure which is tinted with the country's rich historical and eventful past. However, thanks to the present authority of Vietnam, which has nicely restored many of their almost lost glory. With classic Chinese roofs covering the ritual space, complete with large drums and an altar may be a good example of the magnificent efforts of the present Vietnam in restoring the sign of its wonderful past.,_Hu%E1%BA%BF

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