Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hue, Viet Nam: A Beautiful Way

Hai Van Mountain Pass

Along the Perfume River

Pagoda built under the Nguyen Dynasty

Along the Perfume River

Thien Mu Pagoda built in 1601
Hue served as the political capital of Viet Nam from 1802 to 1945 and has been one of its cultural, religious and educational centers. It is a small and quiet city know for its architecture, and in 1993 was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site.

Thien Mu Pagoda is Hue's most preserved monument standing on the riverbank with its seven-floored tower. It was built in 1601 by Nguyen Hoang, the governor of Hue. The monastery is the oldest in Hue.

There was considerable fighting in this region during the Viet Nam War. I remember reading about Hue often in the papers.

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