Vietnam Trip Day 2 & 3 : Hue

Imperial City

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Ngo Mon Gate (a.k.a. the Gate of Noon)


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Dien Thai Hoa – Palace of Supreme Harmony

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Tour guide with tourists, at the Dien Thai Hoa. I did not know when I took this photograph that violet áo dài are commonly associated with Hue (according to an article on Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu%E1%BA%BF)

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Hedges shaped as elephants, at the Dien Thai Hoa.

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Hail the queen! Well not quite. Apparently, ladies can dress as a queen, for a fee..

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Covered walkway

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Inside the Imperial City

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More (elaborate) covered walkways

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Moat surrounding the Imperial City

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One of the buildings just outside the Imperial City, converted into an expensive (but empty) cafe.

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A leaf for sun block?

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Backside of the Ngo Mon Gate (a.k.a. the Gate of Noon), inside the Imperial City

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Moat surrounding the Imperial City, as viewed from the top of the Ngo Mon Gate (a.k.a. the Gate of Noon)

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Oversized drum on top of the Ngo Mon Gate (a.k.a. the Gate of Noon), inside the Imperial City

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Flag Tower, as viewed from the top of the Ngo Mon Gate (a.k.a. the Gate of Noon), inside the Imperial City

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Dien Thai Hoa – Palace of Supreme Harmony, as viewed from the top of the Ngo Mon Gate (a.k.a. the Gate of Noon), inside the Imperial City

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One of the busy gates into the Imperial City

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Probably the best sugarcane juice I’ve had so far!

Lang Khai Dinh (Emperor Khai Dinh’s tomb)

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Stone sculpture of a mandarin (bureaucrat).

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Inside Emperor Khai Dinh’s tomb

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The ceiling inside Emperor Khai Dinh’s tomb.

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The walls

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Emperor Khai Dinh

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Area surrounding Emperor Khai Dinh’s tomb

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Our friendly cab driver

Thien Mu Pagoda

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Thien Mu Pagoda

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In 1963, Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death in downtown Saigon in protest against the Diem regime’s policies of discriminating against Buddhists and violating religious freedom. You can Google for details, http://www.google.com/search?q=Thich+Quang+Duc.

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This is the car that took him to Saigon is stored in the rear of Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Open space at the rear of the Thien Mu Pagoda

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Perfume River, beside Thien Mu Pagoda

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On the banks of the Perfume River beside Thien Mu Pagoda

Trang Tien Bridge

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Fruitseller with her, nón lá.

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Bridge lightup

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Traffic!

I have uploaded over 100 photographs (I took at Hue) to http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZFXBn. You can view them as a slideshow at http://bit.ly/nSLCCC.

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