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Restoration work underway at Hue's Imperial City
New Year in the city of tombs

December 31st 2009
680km and a 14 hour bus ride later, and I was in Huế, a former capital under the Nguyen emperors and now a centre for culture, education and religion. Like all the best-trodden traveller destinations, Huế has a 'tourist district', which for all their sameness and lack of local character provide an amazingly easy way to change money, check e-mails, grab some food and book whatever needs booking ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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