Nov 24, 2004
At the end of the tour we headed in search of the Indian restaurant that we had heard so much about! It took some located but was very much worth it! Followed by a few drinks at the local ex pat bar we headed to the hotel and that was the end of our time in Hue.TRAVELLER TIPS: I highly recommend stopping over in Hue if you get the opportunity. Although a fairly quite town, there are some unique experiences to be found on the perfume river and the Imperial City is stunning.
Having Finally left Hanoi after some initial troubles with a cancelled train. We took the reunification express south to Hue. There wasn't long to look around and so we organise a tour of the perfume river, which took us on a dragon boat to various attractions. The crew on the boat were a family that cooked us a wonderful meal which we ate on the deck between speedy visits to various temples. We stopped at one (Thein Mu Pagoda), which had an interesting exhibition of the monk who burned himself to death in protest of the war, displaying photo and the car he owned. We also stopped at the Emperors Tomb, leaving the boat at the edge of the river we were greeted by locals who gave us a ride on their bikes to the tomb for just a couple of pence. It was an eery place, with little evidence of life.