The city of Hue is a historical witness to the former glory of the Nguyen dynasty. One of the relics of the Nguyen dynasty that still exists to this day is the Ngo Mon Gate (Noon Gate). Let’s explore the beauty of this meaningful location together with’s.

Some details about the architectural masterpiece – Ngo Mon Gate Hue

General introduction to Ngo Mon Gate Hue

Address: Phu Hau, Hue City

Opening hours:

  • Daytime from 5 am to 5 pm
  • Evening from 7 pm to 10 pm

Ticket prices:

  • Adults: 150,000 VND / person
  • Children: 30,000 VND / person and free for children under 6 years old

If you visit on special occasions such as Lunar New Year, Liberation Day of Hue, National Day, you will be exempt from the entrance fee (For international tourists, they still need to purchase tickets as usual).

Ngo Mon Gate Hue is a majestic architectural work located in the southern part of the Hue Imperial Citadel complex. The gate is not only meticulously crafted architecturally, but under the Nguyen dynasty, Ngo Mon Gate Hue carried an immensely significant mission. Ngo Mon Gate Hue is a ceremonial platform where many events of the Nguyen dynasty took place, as well as a gate exclusively reserved for the king and envoys whenever they traveled abroad.

Ngo Mon is one of the four main gates of the Hue Imperial City, belonging to the Nguyen dynasty heritage

Ngo Mon Gate Hue was built to replace Nam Khuyet Dai during the reign of King Minh Mang when the Nguyen dynasty reorganized the Hue Imperial Citadel.

Guide to getting to Ngo Mon Gate Hue

Ngo Mon Gate Hue is located within the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, near the city center of Hue, so it is very easy to get from the center to Ngo Mon Gate. Transportation options are diverse, but’s recommends you choose a cyclo because the distance from the center to Ngo Mon Gate Hue is quite short and offers many beautiful landscapes. When traveling to Ngo Mon Gate, you will admire the scenery along the Perfume River, then pass through Bach Ho, and finally follow Quang Duc Road to reach Ngo Mon Gate Hue. Here you can also combine exploring the Hue Imperial City.

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Learn about the history of Ngo Mon Gate Hue

Ngo Mon Gate Hue is one of the architectural relics of the Nguyen dynasty. The construction was built in the 14th year of Minh Mang’s reign (1833), when the Nguyen dynasty reorganized the entire architectural layout of the Imperial Citadel. This location used to be Nam Khuyet Dai, built in the early Gia Long period, but later Nam Khuyet Dai was completely dissolved to make room for the construction of Ngo Mon Gate. According to Eastern Feng Shui beliefs, Ngo Mon Gate faces south, but in reality, it faces the direction of càn – tốn (Northwest – Southeast), which is the direction designated for the monarch.

When should you visit Ngo Mon Gate Hue throughout the year?

Ngo Mon Gate Hue is not just a historical architecture but also a witness closely associated with the ancient land that has gone through many ups and downs in history. Each season of the year, Ngo Mon Gate carries its own appearance and brings you different impressions. But perhaps there are two seasons that tourists love the most when visiting Ngo Mon Gate.

In spring

Spring in Hue lasts from January to March. Although not as vivid as in the northern provinces, when spring comes to Hue, it wears a very unique and poetic coat. In spring, if you have the opportunity to visit Hue, or more precisely, Ngo Mon Gate Hue, you will be immersed in the fresh, vibrant atmosphere of the ancient capital. Moreover, when standing on the Five Phoenix Pavilion and looking around, you will truly be surprised by the picturesque beauty here.

Ngo Mon Gate Hue during festival season

The magnificent beauty of Ngo Mon Gate during festivals

After spring comes the Festival Hue in around April to May. When exploring Hue during this season, you will truly be surprised by a very different Hue. Hue remains romantic, still beautiful but will add a bit of splendor and brilliance. The Festival Hue will take place at the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, and when visiting Ngo Mon Gate Hue in the evening, you will see its grandeur.

Explore the unique architectural style of Ngo Mon Gate Hue

The Platform of Ngo Mon Gate Hue

The platform – gate is the base of Ngo Mon Gate Hue. This part is a U-shaped platform about 5m high with 5 doors, including 3 main doors: Ngo Mon Gate located in the middle, usually reserved for the King, Tả Giáp Gate and Hữu Giáp Gate reserved for civil and military officials. In addition, there are 2 side doors of the U-shaped wings: Tả Dịch Gate and Hữu Dịch Gate for soldiers.

The platform – gate of Ngo Mon Gate Hue is built in the style of “three straight doors, two side doors”

The Five Phoenix Pavilion (Lau Ngu Phung)

Above the platform of Ngo Mon Gate Hue is the Five Phoenix Pavilion. The Five Phoenix Pavilion consists of 13 chambers tightly connected to each other to form 2 floors, with the upper floor smaller than the lower floor. The name Five Phoenix Pavilion actually originates from ancient legends, but this name partly reflects the beauty of the Five Phoenix Pavilion.

The Five Phoenix Pavilion of Ngo Mon Gate Hue has a unique two-story structure

The upper floor of the Five Phoenix Pavilion consists of 9 chambers seamlessly connected and covered with precious Hoang Luu Ly and Thanh Luu Ly tiles, so when viewed from a distance, Ngo Mon Gate Hue looks like a flock of phoenixes. In addition to its high aesthetic value, the Five Phoenix Pavilion is also the venue for important ceremonies of the Nguyen dynasty.

Experience visiting Ngo Mon Gate

  • To visit Ngo Mon Gate Hue, you need to buy tickets at the Dai Noi gate.
  • This is a solemn place so you should pay attention to your attire. It is advisable to wear formal, tidy clothes, avoid wearing excessively short clothes, crop tops, or sleeveless shirts. You can also wear traditional costumes for convenient photo opportunities.
  • Preserve the environment, maintain general cleanliness by not littering, or defacing architectural structures. Photography and filming are not allowed inside the inner sanctum.
  • During the months of April to May, the Hue Festival season attracts a large number of people. When participating, remember to keep your wallet and phone carefully.

Ngo Mon Hue is a symbol of the technical expertise and construction level during the Nguyen dynasty. Through the skillful use and harmonious coordination of various indigenous materials, artisans have created a sustainable structure for centuries, imbued with national identity, representing Vietnamese traditional architecture in general. Beyond the temporal factors, Ngo Mon has become a symbol of Hue, forever portraying the timeless beauty of the ancient capital.