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  • Cau Hai lagoon
  • Hien Lam Pavilion Gate The Citadel is a must inclusion for you Vietnam vacation.
  • Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh
  • Old fisherman boat at twilight time
  • Dragon Stone Sculpture

Located in central Vietnam, Hue was the country’s capital from 1802-1945, during the Nguyen Dynasty. Now the capital city of Thua Thien – Hue province, Hue is considered the most beautiful city in the country while on a Vietnam,vacation and has long been a major cultural, religious, and educational centre.

Hue is located about 700 km (438 mi.) south of Hanoi and about 1100 km (690 mi.) north of Ho Chi Minh City, on the banks of Perfume River.

The Nguyen Lords held power in South Vietnam during the 17th and 19th century, eventually gaining control over all of Vietnam in the early 19th century, making Hue its imperial capital.

Although considered part of South Vietnam, Hue’s geographically central location placed it very near the border with North Vietnam, causing considerable damage and suffering by both sides during the Vietnam War, as the city got caught in the crossfire. Known as the Hue Massacre, the city was conquered by the Viet Cong and held for 24 days, with massive slaughtering taking place of anyone who supported the South, was educated, or was Christian.

Hue features a citadel located north of Perfume River, which includes the Imperial City, a walled structure surrounded by a moat. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Imperial City features an imperial enclosure called the Purple Forbidden City, once reserved only for the Nguyen imperial family. Largely destroyed by the Vietnam War, the Imperial Enclosure, along with other remaining structures such as the Nine Holy Cannons, the Palace of Supreme Harmony, and the Halls of the Mandarins, are currently going through major restoration.

With Hue’s old city and Citadel found on the north side of Perfume River, including Thien Mụ Pagoda, Hue’s largest pagoda and city landmark, the more modern south side features French-style buildings, hotels, and restaurants. The banks of Perfume River themselves feature a promenade along with a park containing bizarre sculptures, all to be enjoyed on Vietnam vacation packages.

Dedicated to tourism, Hue offers visitors the best glimpse into the once imperial Vietnam.

 


 

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Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Vietnam's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Vietnam for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Vietnam tours today!

 

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