Hue was the capital of Vietnam during the decadent 19th-century Nguyen Dynasty, and it is still an important literary and cultural center.
This city 340 mi/545 km southeast of Hanoi was dramatically affected during both wars with the French in the 1940s and later with the Americans in the 1960s-70s: Most of the structures in the centuries-old citadel were severely damaged. Some of those royal buildings have been repaired and rebuilt, including the Forbidden Purple City, the emperor's private ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.