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Greetings all,
Well we have spent a few days in Hue...it isn't all that and a bag of potato chips but has it's interesting parts all the same. There is alot of ancient chinese history in this city which is fascinating. We visited the citadel in which stands the emperors forbidden palace. We though we were special for a minute when we were let in, but apon seeing other tourists inside, we realised the name was all for effect....what a sham! We have been on a couple of tours in the last few days; the DMZ (demilitarised zone tour) and today the perfume river tour. The DMZ wa interesting, we visited 'the rockpile' a group of mountains stripped bare from agent orange, Khe sanh, (i couldn't get the song out of my head for at least 3 hours) which was the largest naval base in southern Vietnam, then onto the vin moc tunnels which were built by villagers during the war to shelter from bombs. The tunnels housed hundreds of people and buried as far as 35 metres underground. The villagers lived underground for 5 years. It is quite amazing! The perfure river tour was nice though we couldn't afford to visit all the attactions. We saw the making of conical hats and inscence (bec and i had a go rolling the inscence...we did good!) oh yeah, and 'many many pagoda!'

looooong bus ride tonight to hanoi,

so long,
Claire
-Hue

Comments

definitely not a Dad said…
Hi Claire, it sounds intersting. I looked at Huey on google earth and it seems to have serious city walls, is that right? Not much headroom in the tunnels. Just as well I'm 5'2"....anonymous
Ville said…
Hey!
yeah that is called the citadel that was built for the emperor back in the day, it is lovely inside, i'll see if i can get some pics up soon. Not much head room at all in the tunnels got a bit of a back cramp, i think you would be just the right height!

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