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Huế, Việt Nam


Huế, located on the banks of the Perfume River in Central Vietnam, is home to some 350,000 people. As the site of the Nguyễn dynasty palace, it served as Vietnam's capital until 1945. During the Vietnam war, the city saw fierce fighting, with Communist forces holed up in the imperial citadel for several weeks following the Tet Offensive. The Communists were defeated only after intense street-by-street fighting, leaving much of the city in ruins. Since its designation as a UNESCO site in 1993, the imperial capital has since been largely restored. Despite a laid-back, sleepy atmosphere that belies its size, Huế is famous for its cuisine, eclectic architecture, arts scene, and annual summer festival.


the outskirts...


















"long live the Socialist Republic of Vietnam"



pigs...



a suburban market






one of the main south-side markets



exploring the south bank of the Perfume Rvier...





a clubhouse for soldiers and police officers




































the home of recently-relegated Huế F.C.


















pigs...



some shots along the south bank of the river...




























































"on this spot, Nguyễn Tất Thành (Chairman Hồ Chí Mình) joined the movement to resist the taxation of the farmers of Thừa Thiên Province, 1908"


















heading for the north bank...












"Cultural House of Huễ"



"long live the glorious Communist Party of Vietnam"



the citadel






entering the walled city...





















the imperial palace gates









contemporary art strikes again!


















inside the palace compound...









the tallest flagpole in vietnam






























to be restored...




































a lotus pond















lost tourists






outside the palace, but within the citadel walls...















heading south across the river



lotuses for the Huế Festival
























nightcaps at the Imperial Hotel bar















looking East towards the South China Sea



And West, over the Trường Sơn Mountains towards Laos



















thanks for checking out my photos!
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2009, 1:45 AM
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That is quite comprehensive! What a photo journey.
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Very nice, I was in Hue in April of this year and saw some of the same things as you did.

Did you take the beautiful train ride to Da Nanag?
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Incredible! I'd love to tour southeast Asia one day.
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I really like this set! Especially the night photos. Thanks!
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2009, 4:26 PM
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Wow, that's different. The pig shot rules.
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Great tour! Love the evening shots at the end
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fantastic imagery.. t'anks!
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Really cool pics!

Looks like a pretty relaxed place too...
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Very interesting! Thanks. I remember watching the aftermath of the Tet Offensive on the Sunday Evening News. I was just a young child, but it definitely left an impression on me. I naively thought war was fought on open fields by professional soldiers, kind of like a bloody football game. It left me feeling much less secure in my home and neighborhood.
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I always like to see photos of SE Asia. It is very rare to view photos of SE Asian cities that are not tourist magnets. I like the lighting of the bridge. Thank you for sharing.
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Sweet thread. It looks like a neat place. All those people in the hammocks have the right idea.
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Cool stuff

A friend of mine was arrested while on vacation in Vietnam on some bs charges. He ended up extending his vacation an extra three months Needless to say it was not a pleasant experience and not at all like spending some time in a county jail.
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great tour, thanks. i'm glad to heard and see that the city's recovered.

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Wonderful set of photos. I really hope to experience those kind of things one day.
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Great thread. Love all the guys hanging out in hammocks on public sidewalks.
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Very interesting! Thanks. I remember watching the aftermath of the Tet Offensive on the Sunday Evening News. I was just a young child, but it definitely left an impression on me. I naively thought war was fought on open fields by professional soldiers, kind of like a bloody football game. It left me feeling much less secure in my home and neighborhood.
Wow, H2O, that's pretty disturbing.
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