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Get out of my “Hue”, Vietnam!

Posted on 03 March 2012 by brett

Hue Citadel Gate

Hue Citadel Gate

We arrived in Hue (pronounced “Hway”) after a short four hour bus ride ($4) north from Hoi An through Danang. We happily checked into Thanh Thien Hotel, where we were luckily upgraded to a suite room. Under the Nguyen lords in 1744, the former citadel city was named “Phu Xuan” and was the capital of Southern Vietnam. The modern Citadel was destroyed by the French and Americans during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Therefore, none of the buildings are more than 150 years old. During the Vietnam War, about 10,000 people were killed in Hue…. most were civilians. Hue is situated along the Perfume River (Song Huong). The big attraction (north side) is the Citadel and Tombs of various rulers on the south side. Hue has a real city vibe compared to the small town charm of Hoi An. If you love history/museum tour stuff, and can put up with unfriendly locals, then Hue could be for you! Continue Reading

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