Ruins of Hampi (Part 2 of 2)

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Big Shots: Hue

Hue was the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty in the 17th Century and the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945.  In the Tet Offensive, during the Battle of Hue, the old citadel’s historical buildings suffered considerable damage.  Today, under UNESCO protection, restoration is under way.

Later on this Week:

MarkontheMap gets stuck on the tourist trail in Hoi An

Big Shots: Luang Prabang Celebrates

Luang Prabang, Laos celebrates 15 years as a UNESCO World Heritage City

Later on this week:

MarkontheMap explains why you need to buy a plane ticket to Laos and start in Vientaine