Time is flying in Vietnam, it hardly feels like I should be writing about the highlights of our last country in Southeast Asia! You know what they say...
I must also note that posts have been a little out of order lately, so I'm backtracking a little bit in writing about Hue, Hoi An, and Dalat. The first two cities noted, were our subsequent stops following Hanoi. Dalat came after the bicycle trip down Highway 1 (which you can read about here, here, here, here, and here), and was our second to last stop in vibrantly peaceful Vietnam.
Hue is a small-ish city in the middle of Vietnam famous for its imperial city. We were only in Hue for two nights, but that was plenty of time to explore the remnants of this once fortified city and wow were we impressed! The ruins are well-preserved and have been carefully restored - sadly many of the original buildings were destroyed during the Tet Offensive. Today, the imperial city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visitors can meander in and out of temples and gardens; and stroll through long hallways, and gaze at ornate and decorative mosaics, intricate carvings and bright lanterns.
As I mentioned above, time is flying in Vietnam. Speaking of flying, we're getting ready to board our flight to Ho Chi Minh, and our last stop in Vietnam. Check back soon for our take on Vietnam's biggest city!