Quoc Hoc Hue: One of Vietnam’s Oldest Schools as Cultural Heritage Landmark

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Quốc Học Huế high school is one of the most revered academic institutions in Vietnam. While its high-achieving students and tough entrance exams are what it is most commonly known for, Quốc Học Huế is also one of the country’s oldest surviving schools and a cultural heritage relic.  Walking the tree-lined pathways, Quốc Học Huế […]

Tyranny / Torture: Secret Prison and Abandoned Mansion of Ngo Dinh Can

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Hue isn’t short of dark tourism hotspots. 13 emperors, the violent French assault on the Citadel and subsequent colonial rule, the Buddhist crisis, the Tet Offensive and a couple of natural disasters provide an endless, yet largely unvisited, amount of locations for people looking for quirky places. None can tick so many boxes on the […]