Thuận An estuary

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The Thuận An estuary (Vietnamese: Cửa Thuận An, demotic names: cửa Eo, cửa Nộn), is an important estuarine port on the Perfume River in central Vietnam's Thừa Thiên–Huế Province. [1]

Perfume River river in Vietnam

The Perfume River is a river that crosses the city of Huế, in the central Vietnamese province of Thừa Thiên-Huế Province. In the autumn, flowers from orchards upriver from Huế fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma, hence the sobriquet.

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  1. Nola Cooke, Tana Li -Water Frontier: Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong ... - Page 60 2004 "Hue itself was situated five leagues upriver from the estuarine port of Thuan An and about eighteen leagues northwest of Tourane (Da Nang). It enjoyed good anchorage up to six fathoms deep. Local trade vessels of about one hundred tons ."