Hue was our favorite stop on our trip to Ha Noi. Although I was not feeling well in the evening Bernie and Victor went out and visited shops and bakeries and enjoyed Hue at night. The next day before we left we visited the ancient Citadel. Oh by the way, the 1968 Tet offensive during the American war was not the first time in Vietnamese history that they celebrated Tet early and attacked to surprise an invading army. They did it twice to the Chinese. Anyway the Citadel is a UNESCO site and has been under restoration from the destruction of American bombs and rockets since 2005. I am including many pictures here.
|Above is some areas where the restoration is completed. Below is the Kings theater||.|
I will be catching up with more pictures of our stops along the way, and some pictures of our time in Ha Noi, in future entries. We could have spent much more time wandering around the ancient Citadel. It is beautiful there and when the restoration is complete this will be a large gem in the crown of Vietnamese tourism. Sooooo next vacation visit beautiful Viet Nam.
Chao tam biet