Hue Travel Guide

Hue City, Vietnam

Hue City was the Capital of Vietnam for 143 years from 1802 to 1945 when Ho Chi Minh started Communist Government and move the Capital to Hanoi.

Hue Citadel

Before 2nd century, this area was dominated by Chinese until 192 when local people defeated Chinese and started the first nation here named Lin Y. From the 4th century, this area was the land of Champa Kingdom until 1306 when Champa King marriage Vietnamese Princes and gave this area to Vietnamese as the wedding gift.

During Vietnamese Civil War (1558 – 1789), the Nguyen Lords controlled this region while Trinh Lords controlled the North Vietnam. Le Kings were only puppet to Trinh and Nguyen Families.

Hue Citadel

In 1789, Nguyen Hue defeated Nguyen and Trinh Families to start a new Dynasty named Tay Son Dynasty, but Nguyen Anh from Nguyen family still survived and later in 1802, he came back and defeated the Tay Son dynasty to start the Nguyen Dynasty. He became the first King of the Nguyen Dynasty and Hue officially became the Capital for the whole country.

In 1945, Nguyen Dynasty ended by Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi was chosen to be the Capital for the whole country.

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