Hue the city - past present and future

Episode 7

S4-07 Hue the city Past Present Future
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Hué is a city not to be missed on your journey throughout Vietnam. Boasting a patchwork of imperialism and French colonialism you will find yourself delving back hundreds of years as you explore the legacy of war and a dynasty spanning 13 generations.

It’s a fascinating place. Quite beautiful as you find beaches and a river safe enough now to swim in. Over a 3-4 day visit you can take your time meandering through the countryside discovering historical relics and pagodas dating back to the 18th century. You will be charmed by the river, the paddies fields and local museums, plus you will gain a whole new perspective of some of the hardest fought battles in the American war.

My guest is Norwegian born expat Anders Krystad who found his new home in Hué nearly 20 years ago. He took it upon himself to write a very detailed guide book just prior to Covid, which is the reason why I knew he was the right person to talk about this famous city.

If it’s history you are into, then this show will give you some context to some of the major attractions and sites in Hué that you won’t want to miss.

Find out more about Hue from one local that really knows this place inside out:-

6.50 Geography
10.49 The Forbidden city – The Citadel
14.21 Emperors tombs
15.28 Thien Mu Pogada
17.43 The perfume River
21.33 Best areas to stay
22.12 Bunker Hill
23.35 Famous foods to try
34.23 Best time of year to visit
37.16 Thuy Tien Lake – Abandoned theme park
39.20 Train travel to Hue
41.46 Accommodation

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