Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities display artifacts of Emperor Gia Long

Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities display artifacts of Emperor Gia Long

In Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities more than 40 artifacts relating to Emperor Gia Long the first king of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty. Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities display artifacts of Emperor Gia Long: Gia Long was the first emperor...
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Two steam locomotives chugging on the Hue – Da Nang route

Two steam locomotives chugging on the Hue – Da Nang route

As planned, the two steam locomotives will mainly serve tourists, running daily from Lang Co Station in Thua Thien Hue Province to Da Nang Station. Two steam locomotives chugging on the Hue – Da Nang route: Central Vietnam is set...
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Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue is an enchanting sight at sunset

Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue is an enchanting sight at sunset

Sunset in Hue is a peaceful, poetic scene. As the sun drops behind the mountains, its beams shine upon the glistening waters of Huong (Perfume) River. Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue is an enchanting sight at sunset: Nestled along the...
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The art of embalming lotus tea in Hue requires concentration and dexterity

The art of embalming lotus tea in Hue requires concentration and dexterity

In Hue of central Vietnam, people often choose lotuses that have nearly blossomed to make the lotus tea because they retain all the essence in the bud. The art of embalming lotus tea in Hue requires concentration and dexterity: Ancient...
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Hue has cultivated cajuput trees for centuries to extract oil

Hue has cultivated cajuput trees for centuries to extract oil

The tradition started hundreds of years ago in Hue. The cajuput oil is praised for its health benefits, including treating colds, headaches and skin irritations. Hue has cultivated cajuput trees for centuries to extract oil: Loc Thuy Commune in ancient...
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Lotuses adorn the ancient town of Hue in Vietnam with their elegant beauty

Lotuses adorn the ancient town of Hue in Vietnam with their elegant beauty

The lotus has been associated with Hue for a long time through its architecture, cuisine and culture. You can see lotuses in lakes and ponds everywhere in the town, even the Hue royal palace. Lotuses adorn the ancient town of...
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Thanh Toan Bridge the highest artistic value among Vietnam’s old bridges

Thanh Toan Bridge the highest artistic value among Vietnam’s old bridges

Thanh Toan bridge 244-year-old in Hue is divided into seven sections, with the middle reserved for worshipping and paying respects to bridge builders. Thanh Toan Bridge the highest artistic value among Vietnam’s old bridges: Restoration of former imperial ca...
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Parasol flowers are in full bloom throughout the Imperial City of Hue

Parasol flowers are in full bloom throughout the Imperial City of Hue

Parasol flowers behind Thai Hoa Palace have shed their leaves and now brag with their lively baby pink blooms, softening the sharp edges of nearby buildings. Parasol flowers are in full bloom throughout the Imperial City of Hue: Nguyen Dynasty...
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Sardines crowd the beach in Quang Cong Ward, Thua Thien Hue Province

Sardines crowd the beach in Quang Cong Ward, Thua Thien Hue Province

From February to May sardines dot a beach in Hue. Local fisherfolk use thick-knit nets hundreds of meters long to catch them and it’s an appetizing sight. Sardines crowd the beach in Quang Cong Ward, Thua Thien Hue Province: Sardines,...
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The Mieu (or The To Temple) the Buddhist temples in Hue

The Mieu (or The To Temple) the Buddhist temples in Hue

The Mieu, also called The To Mieu, is an ancestral temple to Vietnam’s emperors in the Imperial City, Hue. It was constructed at the orders of emperor Minh Mang in 1822-1823 for the purposes of ancestor worship of the past...
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