Hue Forbidden Purple City is belonged to Hue ancient capital relic complex, this is the place to take place the daily activities of king and the Nguyen Dynasty. Hue Forbidden Purple City is located behind of Thai Hoa Palace, and it was built in 1804.
According the history, Hue Forbidden Purple City is also a very hard place with the imperial maids at that time, any imperial maids once enter the Hue Forbidden Purple City they will have any chance to go out even meeting their parents, this made a lot of the girls lost their young ages in this place. These imperial maids must serve the king, nobody could touch their body even they are sick is the herb doctors do not allow to touch their skin to visit their sick. This made some of the imperial maids were died when they are hard sick with very young ages. Hue Forbidden Purple City is the place for the imperial maids to live and serve the king, they do not know anyone without the king, and they must stay here until they die, they also do not allow to meet their parents, sometimes they allow to meet their mothers but their mothers also do not allow to see directly their faces, they must talk via a protective scree, or their father also must stay outside a yard if they want to talk with their daughters. These rules were very very harsh at that time. Hue Forbidden Purple City is located right in the center of Hue, the tourist could catch a bus, a taxi, a cyclo or even ride a bike from the center of Hue to go here to explore this special site of Hue. Hue Forbidden Purple City must be included in a city in Hue, and you should not miss this place once travel Hue.
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