Experience the grandeur of Vietnam’s rich past in the capital of unified Vietnam, Hue served as the political, cultural, and religious centre of the country for about 150 years. Its rich history has made Hue home to hundreds of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. complex comprising palaces and royal tombs in Hue was a World Culture Heritage by UNESCO in 1993. A relaxing dragon boat ride along the Huong Perfume Riverdown the mountains through thick forests with it the fragrances of the rich tropical flora the old Imperial complex, the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. The city’s Thien Mu Pagoda built in 1844 is among the most fascinating and religiously significant pagodas of Vietnam. As per legend, each of the seven levels had a solid gold Buddha statue reportedly stolen mysteriously. The food in Hue is said to be the best in the country and its women the most beautiful.
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