Travel Blogs from Hue, Vietnam

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Hue - Tomb Raider, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hue - Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... and drank some coffee in a little stall, there really are so many tombs you can see in a day, especially at D55000 each. Hue's nightlife is pretty lively, we had a terrible meal at La Caramel, the waiter apologised and said how busy they were, ...

Day 72 Hue - the incredible Citadel, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Day 72 Hue - the incredible Citadel

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... the Citadel, on the opposite bank started in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long who moved the capital from Hanoi to Hue and renamed the country Vietnam. We entered through the south gate of the Citadel an impressive structure with three inner areas. The minorities ...

Day 73 Hue - a ride on the dragon boat, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Day 73 Hue - a ride on the dragon boat

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... the gardens behind the temple and realise just how short the Vietnamese people are, or how tall we actually are. A last night in Hue we decided to revisit Ancient Town restaurant to try a number of local dishes - and we weren't disappointed. The meals ...

Cool Riders, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Cool Riders

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... the shape of the sillouette of Hue. Once the hat is finished, if you hold it to the light you can see a shadow of the Hue skyline, along with her signature next to it. The hats cost $2.  We finish the tour with a drive to the countryside, where ...

Cultured Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Cultured Hue

A travel blog entry by kally563

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We flew to Hue this morning on Vietnam Airlines. The flight felt nicer than all of the US domestic carriers and many international flights I've been on. The flight attendants were friendly and we had a beautiful landing into Hue with rolling hills rising ...

Hue - Day 19, tp. Huế, Vietnam travel blog

Hue - Day 19

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... , switching between my iPhone and my iPad, but it kept saying "network error". Turns out that Facebook is actually banned in Vietnam, but in the vast majority of the country they managed to get round it by changing the Internet settings so it appears the ...

Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hue

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... "DMZ Tour". It is remarkable how quickly such atrocities have become a source of commercial opportunity. Whilst in a small town in northern Vietnam a waiter had served us wearing his replica US army shirt!   The DMZ was a 5km wide No Man's ...

Hue in a day, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hue in a day

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... which was rejected at the ATM has actually been charged to my account-gits) and then headed on to the citadel. Hue was heavily bombed during the Vietnam (or 'American' as it is called here) War and a lot of the buildings were damaged but the main ...

Royal Tombs, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Royal Tombs

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... too much third world litter and dirt. However, it's a must on any Vietnamese tour as it contains the archeological remains of Vietnam's empire, if ruins less than 200 years old can be refered to as archeological. All of the royal burial complexes are 4 ...

Emperor's Life, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Emperor's Life

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We are now starting our trip south, our first stop was Hue. Traditionally, it has been one of Vietnam's cultural, religious and educational centers. Hue served as the political capital from 1802 to 1945 under 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Again, this ...

Christmas, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Christmas

A travel blog entry by arlash

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December 28, 04 After a 5 hour bus ride from Savanakhet, Laos I arrived in Vietnam. Things seemed to change almost as soon as I crossed the border. Different scenery was the first thing I noticed. Vietnam is hilly and mountainous and very lush. Banana and ...

Friendly Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Friendly Hue

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... all of the people in the tourist industry are. It is another of the annoying aspects of backpacking in Vietnam that mount up and get on your nerves. I hope Hue lives up to its reputation of being a friendly town. We get to Hue and we are dropped off ...

Vietnam - Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam - Hue

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... , found a map and had time to relax and plan what i was going to see and do here the following day.  Hue was once the capital of Vietnam back in the Nguyen dynasty. The city is famous for its Royal tombs. The tombs of these Emperors from the stage of ...

Festival Hue, Hue, Binh Tri Thien Province, Vietnam travel blog

Festival Hue

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Arrival Check in 700 year anniversary as well as bi-annual event Lots of people about by the riverside street ...

Da Lats the Hue uh-huh uh-huh - I like it!, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat, Vietnam travel blog

Da Lats the Hue uh-huh uh-huh - I like it!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... is an incredible concentration of sights and ruins after being attacked by the French in 1838 and then in 1968 during the Vietnam War. The centre of Hue houses the old imperial city housed between 2 giant walls and 2 moats and is now a UNESCO World ...

Enter the Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Enter the Hue

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... on our trip and where we would go to in Vietnam. The only problem is we researched and found to many Vietnam horror stories! The bus ride from Savannakhet to Hue was a long day but relatively painless, it cost 110,000kip (£9) for a ten hour trip. We ...

Central Vietnam, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Central Vietnam

A travel blog entry by eric

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... of some of the most intense battles during the Tet offensive.  The second are the remnants of the last dynasty of independent Vietnam.  The Nguyen dynasty lasted from 1802-1945.  The first started in 939.  For a long time the city ...

Is this Beijing?  No way-- it's Hué!, Hué, Vietnam travel blog

Is this Beijing? No way-- it's Hué!

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... parades, performances, fireworks and a special "Royal Feast" inside the Forbidden Purple City at night. "I can't believe it-- Vietnam preserves China's culture better than China does." Eva was to repeat this to me several times throughout our ...

Hue...Pronounced hwey, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hue...Pronounced hwey

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Pump It Up, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Pump It Up

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... it's a bit of fabrication (it does have the UNESCO designation which seem to be handed out quite liberally in Vietnam). During the Colonial period, the French established a puppet monarchy complete with emperor to facilitate their control of the area. As ...

There Was A War Here - Apparently, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

There Was A War Here - Apparently

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... miss to avoid cultural overload. Did go and see the Citadel - a large walled part of the city, where the Kings lived (Hue was the capital of Vietnam until 1945). Hired a cyclo taxi (where you sit in a seat at the front and some guy cycles you ...

Day 74 Hue Cyclo Tour, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Day 74 Hue Cyclo Tour

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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Hue Cyclo Tour   Outside our hotel this morning we were negotiating with the cyclo drivers for a tour of this side of the city, when our Exo tours guide happened to pass by - a wave to him and he stopped to help us. This was great as he organised the ...

Hue - to go... RAIN!, Hue - Hoi An - Danang, Vietnam travel blog

Hue - to go... RAIN!

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... of tour was to Cu Chi to a set of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong to avoid the US & South Vietnamese armies during the Vietnam war. Although the tunnels were rebuilt for tourists - we are too large to fit down the original ones, it was a great ...

He's up in Heaven Now, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

He's up in Heaven Now

A travel blog entry by dane

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An International Day of Mourning.  It should be, but won't.  Presidents who launch clandestine wars and sell death for profit, they get parades.  Even leaving office in disgrace can't stop it.  Movie stars and rock gods could have ...

The Walk to the Citadel, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

The Walk to the Citadel

A travel blog entry by dane

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As I mentioned in the last post, Hue has some military history in regards to the Vietnam War.  I expected to see the war mentioned in some museums, a few tanks, some craters, but I didn't expect all the personal artifacts from the war to be for sale ...

Tu Duc Tomb, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Tu Duc Tomb

A travel blog entry by dane

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... so I'll just tell you about the site itself.  I like to alternate between useless narrative and pertinent information.   Hue is home to the tombs of seven emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.  Everyone should know how to pronounce that family ...

Checking out Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Checking out Hue

A travel blog entry by dane

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... , but it had yet to get hot.  So in Hue we busted out the flops and shorts and hit the town.   Hue is a historic capital of Vietnam.  In 1558 it was the capital of the Nguyen Lords of the south.  In 1802 the northern rivals ...

Hue - Day 20, tp. Huế, Vietnam travel blog

Hue - Day 20

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... of the initial Emperor that had it built, the building was plagued with decay and termite infestations. However, like with most of Vietnam's iconic buildings, most of it was demolished either by the French or during the American war, the walls even have ...

The Citadel, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

The Citadel

A travel blog entry by dane

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We did decide to have a look around the Citadel.  It was a nice walk, but nothing life changing.  The interior is based on the Forbidden City in Beijing, and there's some nice architecture here and there.  But other than that, I don't have ...

Hanoi to Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi to Hue

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... who was not amused. The rest of the journey was spent controlling the pelvic muscles. 8:00am and we arrive in Hue. Tired, hungry, stinking and aching from our uncomfortable seats which were our chastising beds......nothing prepared us for the ...

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