huế ~ vietnam
Huế rose to prominence as the capital of the Nguyễn lords, a feudal dynasty which
dominated much of southern Vietnam from the 17th to the 19th century.
In 1802, Emperor Gia Long succeeded in establishing his control over
Vietnam, thereby making Huế the national capital.
Naha ~ Okinawa
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands
in a chain over 1,000 kilometres long. Naha is the political, economic and education center of Okinawa Prefecture. In the
medieval and early modern periods, it was the commercial center of the Ryūkyū Kingdom. Click any photo to launch slideshow.
saigon ~ vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent
republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. Click any photo to launch slideshow.
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