It’s pronounced Who-Way, not like the color, and you must say it quickly, on a exhale. This long lost city, was once the main province for the Nguyen Dynasty, from 1802 to the mid 1900’s however it became a part of French Indochina in 1887, having both French and Vietnamese governments instated. To make matters more divided in 1954, the city was segregated between North and South Vietnam in 1954 as communist and non-communist terrorities. Division and destruction continued to 1968 during the Battle of Hue, when the city set the scene for one of the most catastrophic and fatal battles of the Vietnam War. On a grey and gloomy day we walked the perimeter of this living legend, paid homage to its halls and the incredible architecture which prevails; finding the beauty in the darkness and decay.
EAT. DIVIDED CITY
Jardins de la Carambole, 32 Đặng Trần Côn, Thuận Hoà, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam French/Vietnamese restaurant in a beautiful colonial building, great fresh spring rolls
We only stayed the day in Hue and then took a private car to Hoi An which was 2.5 hours, therefore I am not giving recommendations to stay or shop as we did neither. The drive to Hoi An was beautiful passing local villages and a pristine lake with fishing boats over the sunset.