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From Hoi An we headed up to the former royal city of Hue. Hue was also one of the scenes of the one of the most infamous battles of what the Vietnamese call the American War, the Tet Offensive. During this battle in the spring of 1968 South Vietnam and the Americans lost control of Hue for nearly a month. In the fierce fighting that followed much of the ancient city was destroyed as American tanks routed out the occupying Viet Cong forces. The ancient citadel is now being rebuilt and the bunkers, bullet holes and rubble are being cleaned up.