Established as the capital of unified Viet Nam in 1802, Hue was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. Hue was the national capital until 1945, when Emperor Bao Dai abdicated and a communist government was established in Ha Noi (Hanoi). In 1949 a new capital was created in Sai Gon (Saigon), in the south.
During the two Vietnam Wars, Hue’s central location very near the border between the North and South, put it in a vulnerable position & much of the city was bombed.
What to see
The Citadel inc the Imperial City & Purple Fobidden City
Situated on the Huong (Perfume) River, The Citadel is a collection of monuments from the Nguyen Dynasty & is a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you are interested in the history & amazing Confucion principles that lead to its construction, see…
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