One a sleeping bas, we traveled for 14 hours to the ancient town named Hue. When you get there, you will find that its way different from Hanoi.
This place is very pleasantly calm. Less traffic, smiling faces along street, and hospitality services from the hawkers and shopkeepers.
We made a deal with the hostel keeper, and they give us a motorbike tour that feature all the tourist attractions follow our time.
First, we got to the citadel. It was once the castle of the king. Much similiar to China, we have to past through a city wall and then we were like entering a time channel way back to past and saw all these ancient buildings. This place is preserved well with all these ancient surrounding still stands vivified.
They are the tour guides that bring us around the town.
They have been serving us very well, one of the guides speaks good english and i dont have any hard time to understand what he trying to say and he basically tell me his experience about this place where he was born.
This pagoda has a nice temple inside. The environment is very peaceful. There are some monks staying inside and visitors are free to pay a visit inside this place.
Soon, they brought us deep into some village to see the normal villagers' routine.
Some places produced incense, Vietnamese hat, drawings etc.
Further deep to the rural area, there lies the king's graveyard. Its very amazing inside and it is a perfect spot for photo shooting. Our great appetite of self portrait photography has been fulfilled in that place.
At last, we have our last destination in a hill side beside the perfume river. There are some leftover Americans bunker at there. According to our guide, this was once a strategic zone for American Troopers.
Lastly, we all sang two songs together while walking down the hill. Our guide sang Vietnamese version of " Ai Pia Zai Eh Nyia", i sang the original Hokkien version. But at least we shared the same melody.
Before i end, i would like to recommend this restaurant in Hue. Its called the Stop and Go restaurant. This place serves great meals and the shop keeper is very kind and helpful.
The next day, we made a bicycle tour and we cycling around the city and enjoyed every breath and view in this ancient town.