Hue, Vietnam

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The highlight of our few days in Hue was by far the markets and a traditional Vietnamese cooking class. We bought the local ingredients and prepared a customary soup, spring rolls, and a variety of other dishes.

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The Then Mu Pagoda is an icon of Hue. It translates to “Pagoda of the Celestial Lady” and is located along the Perfume River. The seven story tall structure was built in 1844 and the site holds political significance as a meeting point for Buddhists during the Catholic government crack down during the 1960’s.


Hue’s Imperial City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, modeled after Beijing’s Forbidden City. The citadel is along the banks of the Huong River, or Perfume River. It features the tomb of Emperor Minh Tang, the tomb of Emperor Tu Doc, and the Ngo Mon Gate.


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