I never knew Huế Imperial City after sunset until it has recently been opened to guests until late at night since April 2017. Light is on at every main palaces, temples, long corridors and lanes in the Imperial City but the rest is dominated with darkness. It gives me a feeling of mystery and a […]
Many Westerners as well as the local people mistranslated Ngọ Môn – the main entrance to Hoàng Thành (Huế Royal City) is Noon Gate. This happens as the word “Ngọ” in ancient Chinese – Vietnamese language means “noon” when talking about time but it indicates “South” when referring to direction. Ngọ Môn of Huế Royal […]
Please, please don’t rush through Huế City if you ever visit us! Why should you see Huế from a tourist bus window while you can walk this city and have a closer look at the local life? Come walk with me to see more of this one-time capital of Vietnam. Below are the photos from […]
I know there are many ways to experience a city but for me, the best way to get to known my home and paradise Huế should be WALKING. Walking gives you time to see the local life more closely and intimately. I’ve walked my city for so many times and it hardly bores me. Walking this […]
As a solo traveler and introvert, I know how hard it is to find a destination where you can experience local life, get knowledge on its history and culture, appreciate its natural landscape beauty while staying unrushed and content. This is why I’m writing this list which is especially for the introverts like me. This […]
Especially for Y.Q., Huế people are very early risers. The sun does not wake them up but they stir the dark morning until the dawn breaks. They wake up around 4 in the morning or even earlier to start a pre-working day such as cooking, doing some cleaning, or doing morning exercises. One of the […]
And she keeps crying day after day, night through night. Her sorrow seems to be drained a little bit yet there is still. At first, her tears are lovely raindrops beating gently on leaves and grasses, and making them shining. Then, her tears discourage people to go outdoor and flowers to bloom. And now, each drop of her tear is a tiny yet sharp needle darting on the bare faces of the ones who dare to make it through the rain.