Despite being located in the central area, where the harsh weather is a combination of heavy rain, floods and scorching sunlight, Hue gives visitors a pleasant feeling thanks to its shady streets and gentle Huong River flowing across the city.
Although there are numerous tourists coming to the city, streets are quiet from 10 p.m. onwards with only a few shops opening late.
Here are some photos taken at the old capital of Hue by The Saigon Times Daily’s contributor Sao Mai.
Khiem Lang tomb of King Tu Duc is a wonderful architectural complex which is on a narrow valley of Thuong Ba Hamlet, Thuy Xuan Ward of Hue City. This is one of the best-preserved tombs of the Nguyen dynasty kings
Bi Dinh temple is where people can find a 20-ton stone stele erected to honor the achievements of kings under the Nguyen dynasty. Specifically, King Tu Duc composed an essay of 4,935 words to comment on his life and his weaknesses to apologise to his ancestors and for posterity.
Cyclo is a popular transportation method of foreign tourists as it is ideal for them to enjoy the landscape and daily life leisurely. Here, three cyclists take tourists on Le Loi Street which is located along the right hand side of Huong River heading to Vi Da Hamlet
A peaceful view is seen at Thanh Toan Bridge which was made from wood with a tiled roof spanning a small river in Thanh Thuy Chanh Village, Thuy Thanh Commune of Huong Thuy District in Thua Thien-Hue Province. The bridge, which is 8km from Hue City, is precious and is a highly valued piece of architecture. It was built in 1776 by Tran Thi Dao, a niece of the sixth generation of Tran family, to give local people and travelers’ convenient transportation
If tourists have a chance to visit Hue, they should take a boat trip on Huong River to admire the poetic scenery and beautiful architecture, constructed during the Nguyen Dynasty and French imperial period, on the river banks.