A Luoi Thua Thien Hue

A Luoi Thua Thien Hue

Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
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A Luoi Thua Thien Hue or A Luoi is a rural district of Thua Thien Hue Province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. It is located west in the highly mountainous area of A Shau Valley bordering Laos. The district covers an area of 1,229 km² and its capital lies at A Luoi, […]

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A Luoi Thua Thien Hue or A Luoi is a rural district of Thua Thien Hue Province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. It is located west in the highly mountainous area of A Shau Valley bordering Laos.

The district covers an area of 1,229 km² and its capital lies at A Luoi, a former French airfield, later used by the Americans in Operation Delaware and then by the North Vietnamese for courier flights.

Many areas and mountains in the A Luoi region became historically significant in the mid-late 1960s during the Vietnam War, such the Battle of A Shau, the 5th Special Forces’ A Luoi Camp that was overrun in 1966, as well as the 4,878-foot Dong Re Lao Mountain best known as the “Signal Hill” that was seized by 1st Cavalry Division LRRP / Rangers in 1968 during Operation Delaware. Also, A Bia Mountain, known as the Hamburger Hill that was seized by members of the 101st Airborne Division.

Despite the passage of time, the people in A Luoi have kept their traditional customs and traditions. A Luoi is especially famous for its unique weaving skills, in particular, knitting glass beads together with cloth thread. This handicraft has drawn the attention of many visitors and art specialists.

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