The beach in Lang Co
After knowing the capital and the northern part of Vietnam I go to the central area. In this travel south on a night bus I take the opportunity to read about the history of the country and about the next destinations that I am going to visit: Hue and Hoi An.
As advice, for those who plan to travel in Vietnam, I recommend that you inform yourself about OpenBus. It is a bus line that runs through the country in which for a fixed rate you can take all the desired routes.
Hue, the Imperial City
After 15 hours of bus I arrive in Hue, city of emperors and Vietnamese dynasties with great historical importance in the life of the country. The part of cheap accommodation is in the southern part of the river, where I stay.
Visit to the Citadel and the Imperial City of Hue
The next day I decide to visit the Citadel and the Imperial City. The prices of the entrances to the imperial tombs and the Imperial City are very interesting, very expensive for the standard of living in the country and in proportion to other tourist places.
The Imperial City does not preserve the splendor that, according to the photographs, it had once. While it is true that the war has taken its toll on many buildings in Vietnam, the reconstruction and way of presenting the tourist to the enclosure is neglected and disorganized (even more knowing the price of admission). The large complex of temples, residences and palaces requires a prior reading about the history and place and a map to orient yourself.
Hue and the Imperial City