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Exploring Thanh Khê District’s Rich History

The history of Thanh Khê district in Da Nang, Vietnam dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, making it one of the oldest cities in the country. It was once a bustling trading port and a cultural center, as well as a military settlement. In the late 1800s, Thanh Khê was considered one of the most important cities in Central Vietnam.

Due to its favorable location near the Vietnam Sea, Thanh Khê soon became an important port for trading with Europeans. Around the late 1800s, French colonial forces occupied Thanh Khê, and it subsequently became part of French Indochina. The French made several substantial changes to the district, including building several new structures, such as a large, colonial-style citadel.

In addition to French occupation, Thanh Khê district was also heavily influenced by Chinese immigrants. They mainly lived in the Central and North areas of the district, bringing their traditional culture and customs with them. During the time of Chinese occupation, Thanh Khê district was filled with Chinese mandarins and traditional Chinese vendors and shops.

During World War II, Thanh Khê district was the site of several key battles. In 1945, the Imperial Japanese Army occupied the district and began a brutal occupation. Allied forces eventually liberated the district, and it came under French colonial rule until independence in 1954.

Today, Thanh Khê district is a bustling commercial and cultural hub. It is widely known for its vibrant markets and colonial architecture. Several prominent buildings, such as the Thanh Khê Citadel, have been designated as national monuments. The district is also known for its culinary and cultural heritage, including many traditional dishes and customs from both the Chinese and Vietnamese cultures.

Visitors to Thanh Khê district can experience a taste of history, taking in its colonial architecture and traditional culture. Whether you are visiting the markets or exploring the old citadel, Thanh Khê district promises a unique and memorable experience.

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