Here they built a forbidden city, designed along the lines of the one in Beijing, with a fortified citadel and monumental entry gates.
In contrast is the charming small town of Hoi An, its old quarter filled with two-story shop houses, their elaborately carved wooden facades and tile roofs reminders of a once flourishing international marketplace.
As you browse among its extensive collection, you will discover nearly 300 sandstone-sculpted works dating from the 7th to the 19th century.
Continue your journey to Hoi An and take a step back in time during your guided walk through its narrow streets and famed Japanese Covered Bridge.
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Modelled after the Forbidden City in Peking, once inside the Citadel, visit the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, which was only accessible by the Imperial family and its entourage, featuring 60 buildings and 20 courtyards.
The Cham Museum lies north of Da Nang beside the tranquil Han River.
I found out later that she did it to raise money for a train fare for my grandfather to visit my uncle in prison." Luu’s uncle was in a ‘re-education’ camp, having been caught trying to escape Vietnam’s Communist regime.
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Da Nang is also a take off point for visits to countryside villages, surrounded by the brilliant green of rice fields, and best reached by bicycle.
In a boundless pine forest lies the Royal Tombs, including the Tu Duc Tomb.