We transfer you to the airport & your flight to Hue. We will take an afternoon city tour around the Imperial citadel.
Views from the plane
Another domestic flight, not great weather (so much of it was in/above cloud) but still a decent look at the countryside on departure/approach.
Our elegant Hotel
Our elegant Hotel, adjacent to the Hương River (Perfume River), in the heart of the Imperial City*.
Another shabby room...
With a view, of Huế and the river.
Down, down and around you go...
it was wet, but warm, for our walking tour of the Imperial City of Huế and Citadel. Didn't worry Larry, thrilled with his "Hello Rabbit" umbrella, so cute.
Huế Citadel, Flag tower below, dates back to the early 1800s but featured in 20th century conflict with the French and US/Allies.
Meridian Gate (Huế) as viewed from the flag monument.
Perfume River Cruise
The afternoon included a short cruise down the Perfume River.
The boats looked traditional but used a mix of technology...
Our vessel as it arrived.
The fare included business class seating!
Love the reuse of a Toyota Camry steering wheel for the helm!
Vietnamese Royal feast
The evening meal was a Vietnamese Royal feast, with apparel provided.
Mike & Christine, our rulers for the evening.
Hitomi & Glen.
Not sure it suits me, or I'm worthy, but fun for an evening!
The presentation and quality of the meal was exceptional.
Under the costume, dressed in conference swag!
This post was written in 2023, so this section will document any gaps. I had a blog back then but didn't update it while travelling, and it was before I used other social media.
* The Imperial City was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 and is undergoing restoration