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Hue Vietnam

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Fast Facts

  • Nguyen Anh crowned himself Emperor Gia Long in 1802 and ordered the building of the Citadel, which has since become synonymous with Hue

  • It took thousands of craftsmen and labourers to build the imperial monuments of Hue, and fill them with the requisite trappings and objets d’art

  • In 1968 Hue was the site of a vicious battle in the Tet Offensive, where approximately 10,000 people died

  • Hue produces the finest conical hats in Vietnam. The city’s speciality is ‘poem hats’, which reveal shadowy scenes of daily life when held up to the light

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