Day 8- Went to Danang.
Day 9 - Visited Halong Bay *
Day 10 -Halong Bay
Day 11- Hanoi City Trip.
**Halong Bay and Hue both are world heritage sites.
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Day 7 - 1st Jan 2010
I took Sinh Tourist bus to Hue from Hoi An. Approximate 4 hours trip.
The bus stopped by Marble Mountain. (visitor can choose to visit Marble Mountain or go around the Marble Shop, - there is time limit, around 20-30minutes ~depends)
here is the pics :
Marble Deity inside the Marble Mountain.
The 4 Hell Jury pics out of 10.
Fine Marble statue - I don't really know what it called.. Seems to be symbol of sun
Marble art along the stairs to the top.
Statues of Buddha
View at the Top of Marble Mountain
Finished visit Marble Mountain, then continue journey to Hue.
Reaching Hue at around noon. Upon reaching Hue, a boy offered me a hotel and the hotel price were 8usd. Fall into my budget and it save my problem to find hotel. (it's convenient)
The first place. - I think it is a tomb. There were monks living inside.
I wandered alone at Hue and then a motorist offered me a ride to several places. At first, my initial plan were to discover Imperial City only and Hue City. I ended up in going to several places. I am satisfied with the trip. The guy even bring me to gold shop to exchange currency. Because of the fear of robbed, I gave extra VND 50.000 to the guy as tips :) made the ride to cost me VND150.000. (initial was VND 100.000)
10 USD can be exchanged approximately VND 190.000.
Nice antique building.
I walked around and soon I noticed that it is actually a graveyard. A very old graveyard. I knew that because it was exactly like Chinese Graveyard.
Ancient Chinese Graveyard. This showed that Vietnamese Culture were heavily influenced by Chinese.
Beautiful Colored Incense
Tu Duc Tomb Entrance
Inside Tu Duc Tomb.
Tu Duc was a large and beautiful tomb for Nguyen King.
Old building that made of wood and still standing.
Mysterious Pillar. (total there are 4 pillars)
The King's Tomb
Up next is the Pagoda. I went through the tiny bridge.
Pagoda. (located infront river) I believe it would be a nice place to see sunset. (not sunrise)
Not allowed to enter into the Pagoda. Pic above show what inside the temple behind the Pagoda.
Big Vietnam Flag infront the Imperial City.
Imperial City was very big. It has area of 1600 meter square.
Took me 3 hours to fully explore the Imperial City.
Front of Imperial City. (Imperial City Entrance Gate)
Nice building structure.
Day 8 :
Did not visit places except going to Danang to take my flight to Hanoi.
At night, the bridge will be closed and turned in a direction that allow ships to go through. (info - fisherman go fishing at night)
Day 9 :
Halong Bay Trip. Followed Queens Travel tour agency. cost me 32 usd for 2 days 1 night Ha Long Bay Trip (stay on boat)
went to visit caves.
Will later be amazed when the roof combined with light.
Nothing much except touring around Halong Bay to see rocks and then depart back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
The Symbol of Halong Bay.
Early morning : went to Ho Chi Minh House.
Then, I went to the Hanoi first University. The University looks alike temple but it has now become a tourism spot.
Saw students drawing in the University and there goes their art moments being captured by me.
Nothing to see except to pray.
at night went to airport and overnight there.
saw this UFO stuff at airport.
took flight from Hanoi back to Malaysia.