Complex of Hué Monuments

CountryViet Nam
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationProvince: Thua Thien - Hue
CoordinatesN16 28 9.984 E107 34 40.008
Inscription Date1993
Property (ha)315
Buffer Zone (ha)72
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsStorms
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsMajor visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
All ThreatsIdentity/ social cohesion/ changes in local population and community
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsFlooding
All ThreatsInvasive/alien terrestrial species
Unesco Reference Number678
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionEstablished as the capital of unified Viet Nam in 1802, Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. The Perfume River winds its way through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City, giving this unique feudal capital a setting of great natural beauty.
StatusWorld Heritage Site