Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hue Imperial - City of Peace In Every Step

I visited Hue in a summer holiday. As planned, V and I would meet each other there before I ended my trip from north to centre of Vietnam by flying back to Hanoi and she finished her holiday from south to north before flying back to HCMC. We both love the beauty of old or ancient values. Therefore, Hue Citadel is a good destination for us to meet up and spend time together. Hue Citadel was recognized by UNESCO since 1993 as one of the World Cultural Heritages of Vietnam. It was unified as Vietnam's capital from 1802 to 1945, the political, cultural and religious center during the rule of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Dominated by majestic temples, ancient tombs, and the imperial citadel, Hue is a place in which time seems to have stopped. The maintance and preservation of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage have been retaining the timeless beauty of the Citadel. All memories in Hue were so sweet for us. Two girls rode motorbike around the old city, enjoying such many local fine cuisine, wandering around different sightseeing places, happening to meet sudden rain sometimes... We had taken many pictures that whenever I look back, I feel like we are in another trip to Hue Citadel again.
Thai Hoa (supreme peace) palace

Ngo Mon Gate (Moon Gate)
Row of general statues in Khai Dinh Mausoleum. Hue, Vietnam
The mosaic tile work with the 4 season theme inside Khai Dinh tomb
In summer, rain in Hue can fall down anytime, long enough for tourists to run looking for a place to hide from the rain, then realize it has recently stopped.  Rain in Hue can wash your and our souls. We ended up stopping by a temple in town, where a monk was having speech about peace in soul for a group of highschool students. For us, it was a valuable time hanging there and feel more about peace in every of our steps in Hue Citadel.  Miss you V.

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