Hue

Hue (pronounced HWAY) is a city on the Vietnamese coast, around a third of the way down the long narrow country. It is famed for it’s Perfume River and the citadel or Imperial City.

The Perfume River acquired its name due to flowers from orchards upriver, falling into the water which gives off a perfume like aroma. Unfortunately, this only happens in autumn, so I didn’t get to experience the river to its full scented potential.

We took a look around the citadel, walking over the moat that surrounds it. Some of the moat was empty…

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The Imperial City is surrounded by a 2km by 2km wall, and was the former capital of Vietnam.

Some photos from inside…

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That night we made some friends at the aptly named “Hue Backpackers Hostel“. The next day we headed to the hostels beach hut on motorbikes, which took around twenty minutes. Safety first…

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The beach was practically deserted, we spent the day lounging around the beach and had lunch there too.

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After four fairly intense weeks of traveling, a day on the beach was exactly what I needed to unwind and relax, which I just what I did.

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Oh and I almost forgot to mention… I got to ride a tortoise.

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