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Hue citadel, very special, very moving  
   

Hue citadel, very special, very moving

Talk about civilised people, this citadel with all its palaces is as sophisticated and cultured as anything we have seen in Europe
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October 18th 2012
We travelled by train from Hoi An to Hue. It is supposedly one of the world's great train rides - but the haze, smog, dirty windows and fact that we were on the wrong side of the train facing backwards made it a little difficult to work out why. But hey, we weren't at work, and had a packet of Oreo cookies to console us. It was dark in Hue, but the drive from the airport was interesti ... read more
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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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