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hue 3-day journey

• Day 1

Morning - Fresh air, a bit chilling

To Dinh - Tu Hieu Temple (7) 

Tu Hieu Temple, also known as To Dinh Tu Hieu, is a pagoda located in Duong Xuan Thuong III hamlet, Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, where Thay/Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh began his monastic career in 1942.

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Noon - Fresh and cool air

Lunch at San May Hue (11)

San May Hue was the first vegetarian restaurant we stopped off at, regarding both local suggestion and the craving for hot beverages on our first day in the Imperial Citadel.

Afternoon - Drizzle

The Imperial City of Hue (04)

The Imperial Citadel of Hue, also known as Thuan Hoa Imperial Citadel or the Citadel, is the second circle of rampart within the Hue Citadel, which has been constructed for the purpose of protecting the most important palaces of the court including the shrines of the Nguyen Dynasty's ancestors, and the Forbidden Purple City  - a private place reserved for kings and royalty.

Afternoon - Shower, cool air 

Because of the minimalist Scandinavian-style check-in spots here, S,M,L,XL is indeed pretty popular with the young while visiting Hue, additionally I find the place full of suggestive and inspirational content and frames from the S,M,L,XL team. 

• Day 2

Morning - Cool, pleasant, windy

Huyen Khong Son Thuong (02)

Huyen Khong Son Thuong, 15 kilometers from Hue, can be regarded as a perfect hiding location; the beauty probably lies on the journey to this area. I believe you will notice the clean and serene lake surface reflecting yourself if you pay attention to observing the landscape and sensing the tranquility here.

Morning - Cool, pleasant, windy

Thien Mu Pagoda (01)

Thien Mu Pagoda was officially established during the reign of Lord Tien Nguyen Hoang - the first Nguyen Lord in Dang Trong, in the year Tan Suu (1601). Thien Mu Pagoda stands as a testament to events occurred on the banks of Huong River. Furthermore, visits to the pagoda provide us with an opportunity to acquire knowledge about "legends" that have existed for long. 

Noon - Cool, light rain

Lunch at Lien Hoa Vegetarian Restaurant (12)

If you are seeking a local vegetarian restaurant besides San May Hue, don't overlook Lien Hoa Vegetarian Restaurant. We ordered a plate of various cakes, tofu braised with mushrooms, and a Thai hot pot for lunch, a sufficient amount for three people. The flavor here is also partly satisfying, especially the fermented bean curd (chao) dipping sauce.

Afternoon - Scattered rain, a bit chilling

We felt the need for coffee after a quite delicious and full lunch. And the next location was Sahi. In fact, Sahi is more known as a tourist homestay rather than a coffee shop, yet the sense of sitting and enjoying drinks here is a blessing; this place has not only books, guitars, but also all the creative sensation you can experience around.

At the end of the day - Cool and pleasant air

An Dinh Palace (06)

An Dinh Palace, located on the bank of An Cuu River, was Khai Dinh Emperor 's private palace, since he was a crown prince until becoming the twelfth Emperor of Nguyen Dynasty. Then it was subsequently inherited by Bao Dai Emperor after abdication. Only three structures have lasted under the pressure of time, over a century, and the devastation of war, including, The Main Entrance, Trung Lap Bower, and Khai Tuong Pavilion.

• Day 3

Morning - Lots of sunshine

Minh Mang Tomb (03)

Minh Mang Tomb is also known as Hieu Lang; to begin the construction plan, the courtiers had been spending 14 years searching for a suitable location and finally chose Cam Khe mountain because it has all the factors of water, mountains and forests. After that, Minh Mang Emperor changed the name of the mountain to Hieu Son and took Hieu Lang as the official name for his mausoleum.

Noon - Lots of sunshine

Tomb of Tu Duc (05)

Tu Duc Emperor erected the Tu Duc Tomb as a location to unwind and break free from government affairs. The tomb consists of two main parts located in two parallel axes: the worshiping and the tomb area. Initially, the tomb was named Van Nien Co. After the Chay Voi Rebellion, Tu Duc Emperor had to rename Van Nien Co into Khiem Cung.  After the king's death, Khiem Lang is the official name of the tomb until now. As an evidence of Tu Duc Emperor 's ownership, the word Khiem (means Modesty) is added in names of palace and tomb within the destination.

Afternoon - Soft sunshine

Dinner at An Nhien Garden Vegetarian (10)

We stopped at An Nhien in the afternoon of the last day of the trip, before returning to the hotel, packing our luggages and flying back to Saigon. Here, indeed, as soon as you arrive at the gate, you will immediately realize that it is hard to be disappointed in both the appearance and the taste. The dishes presented are not only fairly eye-catching, but also delicious, as a great ending for the journey’s last minutes. 

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Lakes, some are calm, some are tough

Grass fields, some are overgrown with flowers, some are barren

Destinies, some are tranquil by chance, some are owing to the storm.


Returning to the roots

When I saw these words gleaming on the streets of Hue, I couldn't take my eyes off them.

Although it is no longer the first throb with emotion, Hue has always been portrayed as the customary drizzle of this place, mild, understanding, and calming.

Hue, unless you have gone, what will evoke your curiosity and sense of adventure?

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