A full day tour of Hue
01.02.2012 - 01.02.2012 19 °C
Just got back from an excellent full day tour of Hue. Visited several vast tomb and temple complexes in the morning - very interesting and quite pleasant not to be sweating on a tour for a change! Plane Boy slipped on a muddy path and took a bit of a tumble, no harm done though. He had the video camera so sadly there's no record of the event (except for this blog...) We absorbed a lot more about the various emperors than on some previous tours - probably the cooler weather and Thinh, our top-notch guide.
A highlight was a kung fu display in a tiny pavillion in the middle of the forest, very impressive. Good buffet lunch followed by a wander around the immense Citadel, across the Perfume River from the modern city of Hue. Amazing place, in the middle of a long-term restoration not due for completion until 2025. Nerdia would like to return in a few years to see their progress.
Then it was off to a much older Buddhist temple, before a long boat ride back along the Perfume River to the 'main strip', an attractive sculpture park Nerdia's keen to visit again. Braved the evening rush hour to walk back to the hotel; now we're off for dinner. Back to yesterday's restaurant - maybe we'll find yesterday's scrumptious dishes on the menu again, maybe we'll end up with something else!
Downloads and presumably uploads are v e r y s l o w here so we're probably only going to try posting one or two photos a day. Hmm, what will we choose for today...
Cheers from Nerdia and Plane Boy.