Besides having the best food in Vietnam, Hue is a wonderful place to explore the ancient history of Vietnam - notably the atmospheric Thien Mu Pagoda meaning “pagoda of the heavenly lady”.
Vietnam’s Imperial city of Hue (pronounced “hway”) is one of the most historic and ancient cities in Vietnam, its illustrious history gloriously evident in its famous Citadel and the old walled Imperial City. Hue had the distinction of being chosen to serve as the Vietnamese capital by Emperor Gia Long of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802, and its crumbling stone monuments give visitors today a fascinating insight into the country’s proud yet turbulent history.
Nestling in central Vietnam besides the romantic-sounding Perfume River, Hue’s architecture has at least been restored to some of its former glory since it became a UNESCO world heritage site, and for us it’s one of the most intriguing and special places to visit in Vietnam.
If you have ever dreamt of travelling the world to escape the daily pressures of modern life, Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island will make you feel like you’ve discovered a lost paradise. Just fifty kilometres from Vietnam and even closer to the Cambodian coast, it’s the country’s largest island of nearly 600 square kilometres and a population close to eighty thousand; but mass tourism hasn’t yet discovered this mountainous, forested jewel in the Gulf of Thailand.
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