Tinh Tam Lake is a famous landscape in the heart of Hue Citadel. It was built under King odd Thieu Tri of the Nguyen Dynasty and is considered one of the 20 most beautiful scenery of Hue ancient capital.
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Nguyen garden next to Hue Citadel
In the reign of Emperor Minh Mang (1822), Nguyen dynasty mobilized 8,000 soldiers to improve the lake become to entertain, turning Tinh Tam Lake into one of the most beautiful Nguyen gardens of the Imperial Citadel at the time.
Especially, Tinh Tam Lake is rectangular with a circumference of nearly 1500 m, is a typical achievement of the art of Vietnamese landscape architecture in the 19th century with the introduction of sophisticated, delicate and harmonious with nature.
What’s more, this lake has 3 islands in the center of Bong Lai, Phuong Truong and Doanh Chau. Among them, the most prominent is Bong Lai Island that located in the south of the lake. This place has Bong Doanh Temple.
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Additionally, it is separated from the outside by a brick wall. There are four gates: the Ha Huan Gate to the south, the Dong Hy Gate to the north, Xuan Quang Gate to the east and Thu Nguyet Gate to the west. Around the islands on the lake and along the lake are all kinds of willow and many kinds of grass flowers.
Tinh Tam Lake Hue in the past
Historically, Lotus in Tinh Tam Lake was planted in the imperial palace to serve food for the emperors.
In addition, its faint scent and tranquility were used to make tea for the king and Nguyen dynasty. If anyone has ever visited Hue and enjoyed Hue lotus tea, he will never forget the ethereal taste of the Tinh Tam lotus.
According to the local people, water here in the sun with lotus flowers blooming flooded lake full of a region. In May, the lake has green color of a lotus.
Further more, it is known as the most beautiful garden of Hue old capital, the Nguyen Dynasty, is one of the 20 scenic beauty of the land of Hue. Beautiful scene in Tinh Tam Lake went into poetry, became the rich source of inspiration of the Nguyen Kings such as Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc …
Tinh Tam Lake in now
Coming to Tinh Tam Lake now, many people are not happy with the scene of empty. The devastation of war, of time and of mankind has made the beauty of it with the famous lotus, lost and degraded. So, Royal gardens of the day do not smell fragrant lotus, instead of the blue of duckweed, water spinach and a few water lily spotted on the lake. However, with the efforts of Thua Thien Hue province, Tinh Tam Lake was gradually revived, and you can admire the stunning beauty of lotus and enjoy the peaceful air.
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