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travel42 Port Guide: Hue

Hue travel42 Port of Call Guide

Hue was the capital of Vietnam during the decadent 19th-century Nguyen Dynasty, and it is still an important literary and cultural center.

This city 340 mi/545 km southeast of Hanoi was dramatically affected during both wars with the French in the 1940s and later with the Americans in the 1960s-70s: Most of the structures in the centuries-old citadel were severely damaged. Some of those royal buildings have been repaired and rebuilt, including the Forbidden Purple City, the emperor's private ...

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