Hue, Vietnam by Peter Pham Photography on Flickr.
Hue is the capital city of Thua Thien province, Vietnam. Between 1802 and 1945, it was the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. As such, it is well known for its monuments and architecture. Its population stands at about 340,000 people. The city is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Song Huong (Huong River), just a few miles inland from the Bien Dong. It is about 540 km (335 mi.) south of the national capital of Hanoi and about 644 km (400 mi.) north of Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest city formerly known as Saigon.