The other Hue

Once I passed over a canal that led to the Perfume River, I spied Tu Dam Pagoda. After a month in Vietnam, I was on pagoda overload and with three tourist buses outside, even more so.

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Phan Boi Chau’s house

My attention was drawn to the opposite side of the road that the tourist buses ignored. Here was a monument to Phan Boi Chau, a revolutionary against the French colonialists in Hue.

Less than a kilometre away was a circular stand surrounded by pine trees, Nam Giao Esplanade. This was where emperors organized sacrificial ceremonies (top photo).

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