Day 302 – Boat trip on the Perfume River in Hue

Another touristy day in Hue, this time on a dragon boat tour on the perfume river. It was pretty cheap and a good way to see a number of sites in the local area in one day. The boat was slightly strange, almost a like a conservatory on a pontoon.

Our boat for the day

Our boat for the day

Jackfruit

Jackfruit

Our second stop after a temple was Thien Mu Pagoda, a famous seven-tier pagoda.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

Austin car which a monk drove himself to Saigon in 1963 before burning himself to death protesting agains the Diem regime

Austin car which a monk drove himself to Saigon in 1963 before burning himself to death protesting agains the Diem regime

After lunch on the boat we then headed off on a bus to visit 3 more temples.

Entrance to one of the temples, it was rainy

Entrance to one of the temples, it was rainy

Great view of the moat around the temple

Great view of the moat around the temple

Can you spot the one not made out of stone?

Can you spot the one not made out of stone?

Not sure how old these were

Not sure how old these were

Matching top!

Matching top!

Still nice in the rain

Still nice in the rain

Overall an easy day trip, nothing too strenuous. In the evening we headed to pick up the custom-made dress ordered the day before. It was perfect.

John also needed to head out to book the bus for the next day to get to our next destination Hoi An. We had already paid for the tickets with the bus ticket from Hanoi to HCMC. All we had to do was take the ticket to the office to book seats.

We couldn’t find the tickets in the hostel. After a long look under the bed with head touches we found the ticket, John headed off to make the booking.

He made the booking but the entire time still had his head touch on his head above his cap. Idiot.

After that we headed for some food trying a Hue pancake, or has the locals call it Banh Khoa. A pancake filled with prawns, bean sprouts and other veg.

Hue Pancake: Banh Khoa

Hue Pancake: Banh Khoa

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+
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