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Forbidden Purple City

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This royal structure, which sits at the center of Hue’s Imperial Enclosure, was once reserved for exclusive use by the emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Only eunuchs passed through its halls, since even ...  Read more

Perfume River (Song Huong River)

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The Perfume River may have gotten its fame from the film Full Metal Jacket, but visitors to Hue traveled on this scenic body of water even before the movie’s 1987 debut. Each fall, blossoms from ...  Read more

Ho Chi Minh Museum

This homage to Vietnam’s late leader highlights the life of Ho Chi Minh and his nation’s revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. The museum details his early upbringing and travels across the ...  Read more

The Citadel (Dai Noi)

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Constructed in 1804, this massive fortress designed for the Gia Long Emperor, is surrounded by a zigzag moat and defensive barrier that’s 21 meters thick. But visitors to this ...  Read more

Bao Quoc Pagoda

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On Hàm Long hill by the Perfume River in Hue, Bao Quoc Pagoda is a Buddhist temple that dates back to the Nguyen Dynasty, when it was commissioned in 1670 by Chinese Zen Master Thích ...  Read more

Dong Ba Market

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On the north bank of the Huong River is Hue’s lively Dong Ba Market, stretching out for 16,000 square meters. Still retaining its old bell tower from when it was first opened by King Dong Khanh in ...  Read more

Hai Van Pass

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Winding high through the Annamite Range above the South China Sea, the drive along Hai Van Pass between Danang and Hue is all jungle-clad mountains and glittering views out to sea. Known as one of ...  Read more

Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon)

Perhaps the most-visited gate of the Imperial City, this entrance was the site of numerous historically significant announcements (like the resignation of the last emperor, Bao Dai). A list of ...  Read more

Quang Dien District

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On the north-central coast of Vietnam, Quang Dien is a rural district in the Hue-Thua Thien province. The livelihood of Quang Dien’s population relies on the Bo river, its fertile banks providing ...  Read more

Tam Giang Lagoon

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Stretching 700 km along the Thua Thien-Hue seashore, Tam Giang is the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia with over 300,000 Vietnamese living along its shores. Just 15 km from Hue, it’s a popular place ...  Read more

Thai Hoa Palace

Situated in the Forbidden City, just inside the Citadel’s entryway, this palace was constructed in 1805 and first used for the emperor’s coronation in 1806.  It later served as the meeting place ...  Read more

Thien Mu Pagoda

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Regarded as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Tien Mu Pagoda stands seven stories--the tallest monument in Vietnam. This working monastery was originally designed for Buddhist scholars, however it’s ...  Read more

Tinh Tam Lake

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Tinh Tam Lake, one of the most famous sites in Vietnam’s ancient imperial capital, sits just north of the Imperial City. Rectangular in shape and surrounded by brick walls, the manmade lake and its ...  Read more

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