"Because Vietnam and China shared similar philosophical and religious beliefs for many centuries, and also because Vietnam was heavily influenced architecturally and linguistically by China, the Purple City shared a common role as the Forbidden City in China, This was the most restricted area within the Citadel, reserved primarily for the Nyugen emperor and his family. Many of the most impressive buildings - those of the Emperor's residence, no longer stand, a consequence of wars in the last century. However, those parts that do stand, are being restored. The size of the Purple City is approximately half an kilometre by half a kilometre square, and involves a fair amount of walking. Many parts are also exposed with little shelter, so keep an eye out for the weather"
Hué Train Station - is located in the middle of the city on the railway network of Vietnam: North-South Route. The address is Bui Thi Xuan Street 2.
The station was built by the French colonists, during the French Indochina period. Influenced by French architecture, the station is today considered one of the most beautiful stations in Vietnam. Built on behalf of the French Public Works Department, it was considered a "rectangular horror," according to a 1913 source.
At that time, the French needed a train station to bring goods from the north to the south and vice versa.
But ....... during this colonial period, freedom fighters also gathered around the station, waiting for a good opportunity to travel south by train. There they then fought with the colonial rulers. In 1945 the station was popularly called Tran Cao Van (de Foyer). Thousands of young people were transported south until 1975 at the time.
Today it is one of the most important stations in the country, a major transit point in central Vietnam. Thanks to this station, the inhabitants of Hué can now easily travel to the north or south.
When you go to the station in Hue, you have to go to the building on your left. There they sell the tickets and there is the waiting room. The main building on the right is where the passengers get off and leave the station. The doors between the waiting room and the platform are closed and will not open until the train arrives.
The railway station is located next to the Green hotel and the Citadel, near Ho Chi Minh Museum. From here you can easily walk over Phu Xuan Bridge or Truong Tien Bridge to the Royal Citadel, Bao Vinh (Old Town) and visit shops. You can also enjoy the delicious food at the Dong Ba market.
From Hué to Da Nang:
The distance from Hue station to Danang is about 103 kilometers. There run daily 5 trains including SE1, SE3, SE5, SE7 and the SE19 (which are part of the Reunification Express) on this route. They leave every day and the journey takes about 2.5 hours (From Hue to Danang or vice versa). You can choose a hard chair, a soft chair, a bed (6 sleeping places) and a soft bed (4 sleeping places), which is called "cabin". Each cabin has air conditioning and a comfortable seat.
Departure tmes are: 3:45am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 20:00pm, 22:50pm.
The platform with train
Midtown Hotel Hue
Renovated in 2013, the Midtown Hotel Hue guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Hue for business or pleasure. Only 0.0 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Green Bamboo Art Gallery, Gia Huy Silk, Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Hue hotel. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, ticket service are just a few of the facilities that set Midtown Hotel Hue apart from other hotels in the city.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include complimentary tea, closet, towels, wooden/parqueted flooring, scale, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Midtown Hotel Hue the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Hue.
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