via Vietnam Express, 15 December 2020: A photo essay about the re-created changing of the guard ceremony at the Hue Citadel.
Visitors to Hue can learn more about Vietnam’s former Nguyen Dynasty by attending the changing of the guard ceremony at the imperial citadel.
When touring the citadel, a UNESCO heritage site in central Vietnam, aside from admiring its ancient beauty, visitors can witness the recreated changing of the guard, hosted by members of the Hue Imperial Traditional Art Theater.
According to Hue Monuments Conservation Center, the ceremony included a captain, a mandarin, and 12 soldiers. As a reenactment, a small orchestra of seven was added to create the right atmosphere.