Meridian Gate

Meridian Gate, Hue Overview

Also known as the South Gate, Meridian Gate is the main gate to Hue’s Imperial City, with a pavilion on the upper level used for ceremonies. Erected in 1833, Meridian Gate was used only by kings and envoys and still showcases the Nguyen Dynasty’s architectural marvels. It is 5-metre tall, with the Ngu Phung pavilion lying above, supported by 100 pillars, golden and blue glazed tiles, and imposing murals of elephants, soldiers and instruments.

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