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A unique, yet rarely visited monument in Huế’s ancient citadel is Hổ Quyền Arena, a colosseum where tigers and elephants once fought each other to the death for the royal family’s entertainment. While one might expect this to be a fair fight, the elephant’s victory was nearly assured as the tiger’s sharp teeth and claws...
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At the end of World War II, Ho Chi Minh, as leader of the Viet Minh, declared Vietnam’s independence in a speech that invoked the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution’s Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. In August 1945, after the Japanese surrendered, the Viet Minh quickly took...
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Vietnam and most of Southeast Asia was occupied during most of World War II by the Japanese. The Japanese captured Southeast Asia very quickly but had not planned very well for occupying it. In many ways the Japanese ruled through violence and repression rather than reasonable and humane governing. Southeast Asians that might have welcomed...
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Thua Thien - Hue is home to numerous tombs of Nguyen Dynasty's Kings which are recognized as world heritages by UNESCO. Contributing to the common art treasure of humanity is the system of tombs and mausoleums with abundant styles expressing Emperors' characteristics. Currently, compared to other mysterious tombs in Vietnam, Tomb of Khai Dinh has...
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A trip to central Vietnam cannot be perfect without a stop-over at Lang Co Bay, which lies between Danang and Hue cities on the central coast. Visitors flock to Lang Co beach to seek for a wonderful landscape created by both nature and humans, long white-sand beach with blue seawater of Lang Co may capture...
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Close to Chan May mountain and Laguna Lăng Cô’s integrated resort, Canh Duong Beach is acclaimed as ‘Hue’s ‘most beautiful beach’ and one of Vietnam’s most iconic beaches. Bent in the shape of an arc, this powdery white-sand beach stretches for eight kilometres and is especially charming during sunrise and sunset.
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Lập An lagoon (also known as An Cư Lagoon) is an 800-hectare brackish water lagoon in Hue and a part of Lăng Cô Bay, Phu Loc District, nestled between Hai Van Pass and Phu Gia Pass. Setting against the backdrop of magnificent Bach Ma mountain range and facing the beautiful Lang Co beach Lập An...
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The bridge is 380m long and 4m wide, running along the southern riverbank. Construction started in February 2 years ago and cost KOICA VND64 billion (US$2.7 million).
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According to historical records, King Minh Mang (who reigned from 1820 to 1840) was so physicallystrong that he has 500 wises, he fathered 142 sons and daughters. Legend attributes his virility to a medicinal liquor made especially for him. The drink later became known as Rượu Thuốc Minh Mạng (Minh Mang Tonic Wine)
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Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam: If you are history buff and visiting to Vietnam. Hue city is definitely a Must-Visit in your list. It was served as the Last Royal Ancient Capital of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 - 1945) before Ho Chi Minh started Democratic Republic of Vietnam and Hanoi was choosen to be the Capital...
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