Huế station

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Huế
Hue Railway Station.jpg
Location2 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Huế, Thừa Thiên–Huế Province
Vietnam
Coordinates16°48′40″N 107°6′42″E / 16.81111°N 107.11167°E / 16.81111; 107.11167Coordinates: 16°48′40″N 107°6′42″E / 16.81111°N 107.11167°E / 16.81111; 107.11167
Owned byVietnam Railways
Operated byVietnam Railways
Platforms2
Tracks3
ConnectionsTaxi
Construction
Structure typeGround
ParkingYes
Services
Preceding station Vietnam Railways Following station
Đông Hà
towards Saigon
Reunification Express Thanh Khê
towards Hanoi

Huế station is a railway station in the city of Huế, Vietnam on the main North–South railway. The street address is 2 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Huế, Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, Vietnam.[1]

The station was built by the French colonial authorities during the French Indochina period. The station is influenced by French architecture and is today considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in Vietnam.[2] Built by the French Public Works Department, it was considered a "rectangular horror" according to a source from 1913.[3] During the Vietnam War in the Battle of Hue the station housed snipers but U.S. troops drove them out.

on the platform

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kris LeBoutillier. On the Iron Rails of the Orient: Train Journeys in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Tibet 2008 Page 71 "Vietnam today looks as though it was built for tourism. From Phan Thiet all the way to Hue the train travels along the beachfront."
  2. ^ Réné Parenteau, Luc Champagne -La conservation des quartiers historiques en Indochine 1997 Page 146 "Ensuite, l'École Pellerin (maintenant l'École du Parti de la province) et enfin, sur l'autre rive du fleuve An Cuu, s'étendait la Gare de Huê, terminant l'axe Jules Ferry (maintenant rue Le Loi), axe principal du quartier européen, sur la berge sud .."
  3. ^ Saumont, Jean Baptiste (1913). Sur les routes d'Annam : de Hanoï à Hué en automobile, les fêtes du Têt et du Conseil de gouvernement dans la capitale annamite [On the roads of Annam: Hanoi to Hue by car, the Tet holidays and the Governing Council in the Annamite capital] (in French). Hanoi: Impr. tonkinoise Bac-Thai-Buoi et Cie.