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Hue, Vietnam

History but substance

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This one is going to be quick as we didn’t stay for long (only 1 night!).

Fishing Village

Fishing Village

Fishing boats on the lake

Fishing boats on the lake

After only 5 hours we arrived into this very quiet city. We found and booked ourselves into a guesthouse for one night initially and went straight out to see the sites as highlighted by our trusted lonely planet guide.

We headed straight for the Citadel - a former imperial city.

Flag flying in front of the Citadel Gate

Flag flying in front of the Citadel Gate

Ngo Mon Gate

Ngo Mon Gate

Ngo Mon Gate

Ngo Mon Gate

Ngan Gate

Ngan Gate

The entrance was impressive to say the least and after wondering around the perimeter watching the tour groups of men march to the very communist sounding music we headed inside.

Marching to the music... left right left

Marching to the music... left right left

The inside was not as impressive. We ended up wondering around ruins - most of which were the foundations left over from what probably was once an amazing collection of ceremonial halls.

Ruins? Rubble?

Ruins? Rubble?

Renovated roof

Renovated roof

Also, as this was not peak tourism season the place was mostly a building site as renovations were under way. We didn’t stay for long. We were tired, it had gotten somewhat hotter since we had left Hoi An and we simply couldn’t be bothered to sit and gaze in awe at the rubble.

Where is the city?

Where is the city?

We must have spent the whole of 1 hour inside the city walls before making one final climb up to the top of the entrance gate and heading out to find some food.

As well as the Citadel we didn’t really do anything else.

Perfume River

Perfume River

We wondered along the Perfume River which runs through Hue and walked around the surrounding streets. We had a few more beers and lots of food and more importantly we rested up.

Would you like 2 ladies?

Would you like 2 ladies?

Friends Mini Cafe

Friends Mini Cafe

After a day wondering around we decided there really wasn’t anything else we wanted to stick around for and so booked ourselves onto the next bus out of Hue which would take us to Hanoi - the countries capital.

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