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Encyclopedia > Hue (city)

Huế (順化 in Chinese characters) is a city in Vietnam. It is a former capital city of that country, and is well known for its monuments and architecture. It is the capital city of Thừa Thiên-Huế province. 漢字 in Traditional Chinese and other languages. ... Thừa Thiên-Huế is a province in Vietnam, approximately in the center of the nation. ...

A small gate inside the Imperial Palace
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Geography

The city is located in the central regions of Vietnam. It is built on the banks of the Perfume River. The Perfume River (in Vietnamese is Sông Hương or Hương Giang) is a river crossing Hue City, in the Central Viet Nam Province of Thua Thien-Hue (Thừa Thiên Huế). ...


Sights

On the north side of the river is the Citadel, the centre of the historic city. Most of Huế's important monuments, temples, and pagodas are found in this area. The south side of the river is newer, and contains most of the city's business and residential areas. Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Buildings and structures ...


Huế's complex of monuments is listed among the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1946. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


History

Part of the Imperial City

Huế originally rose to prominence as the capital of the Nguyễn family, a feudal dynasty which dominated much of (then) southern Vietnam. In 1802, Nguyễn-Phúc Ánh (later Emperor Gia Long) succeeded in establishing his control over the whole of Vietnam, thereby making Huế the national capital. It retained this status until 1945, when Emperor Bảo Đại abdicated and a Communist government was established in Hanoi, in the north. While Bảo Đại was briefly proclaimed "Head of State" again in 1949 (although not with recognition from the Communists), his new capital was Saigon, in the south. Rotated and cropped version of Image:PICT0423. ... Rotated and cropped version of Image:PICT0423. ... Nguyễn (阮) is the most common Vietnamese family name. ... 1802 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Gia Long (born Nguyen Phuc Anh) was an emperor of Annam born about the half of the 18th century and died in 1820. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Emperor Bao Dai in younger years Bảo Đại (保大) (October 22, 1913–July 30, 1997) was the last Emperor of Vietnam, the 13th and last Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. ... Hoan Kiem lake in the center of Hanoi, with the streets of the old town in the background (1999) Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Nội; Chinese: 河内), estimated population 4,100,000 (2004), is the capital of Vietnam and was the capital of North Vietnam from 1954 to 1976. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam and, as Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), was the capital of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1976. ...


In the Vietnam War, Huế's central position placed it very near the border between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The city was located in the South. In the Tết Offensive, the city suffered considerable damage as well as the now infamous massacre at Huế. After the war's conclusion, many of the historic features of Huế were neglected, being seen by the victorious Communists as a "relic of the feudal system", but there has since been a change of policy, and some parts of the historic city have been restored. The Vietnam War was fought from 1957 to 1975 between communist and Vietnamese national forces and an array of Western and pro-Western forces, most importantly the United States. ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was founded by Ho Chi Minh and was recognized by China and the USSR in 1950. ... Official language Vietnamese Capital Saigon Last President Duong Van Minh Last Prime Minister Vu Van Mau Area  - Total  - % water 173,809km² N/A Population  - Total  - Density 19,370,000 (1973 est. ... The Tet Offensive was a series of battles in the Vietnam War. ... The Massacre at Hue was an incident in the Vietnam War that occurred during North Vietnams occupation of the city of Hue during the Tet Offensive. ...


External link

  • Huế festival (http://www.huefestival.com/index_thongtin_e.htm)

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Huế - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (319 words)
It is a former capital city of that country, and is well known for its monuments and architecture.
It is the capital city of Thừa Thiên-Huế province.
On the north side of the river is the Citadel, the centre of the historic city.
Massacre at Hue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1902 words)
The Massacre at Hue is the name given to describe the summary executions and mass killings that occurred during the Viet Cong and North Vietnam's capture, occupation and withdrawal from the city of Huế during the Tet Offensive, considered one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
During the initial battle, occupation and retaking of Hue, forty percent of the city was destroyed during 26 days of intense combat, and 116,000 of the Hue's 140,000 population were left homeless.
Manhard recounted that during the NVA withdrawal from Hue the NVA summarily executed anyone in their custody who resisted being taken out of the city or who was too old, too young, or too frail to make the journey to the camp.
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