Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam
ARCH 2142: Architectural History II - Baroque through the 20th Century- Temple University
Professor Stephen Anderson, RA, M M Arch, MS, ABD
We were prompted to conduct research on a building/monument that
was constructed between the Baroque era and the 20th century. I chose
to write about the Imperial City because I like to keep researching about
Vietnamese architecture as well as learning more about my cultural
heritage. Hue, Vietnam was where my father grew up, and I dedicated
my research to him. The Imperial City has more information about its
architecture compared to the Co Loa citadel. Its architecutre has the
combination of Chinese and French influences. The Imperial City was
ruled by the Nguyen Dynasty after a battle against the Tay Son Dynasty
with aid from the French.
My family and me in front of the citadel in Hue, Vietnam in 2007. I still question my "bowl-cut".