Cruising along the river by Dragon Boat, is a must do, when visiting Hue. Our guide explained that the river got its name from scented sandalwood and cinnamon that grew upstream. Interesting.
An Hie Garden House
This was our first stop along the river. Dating back over a century, it is intact with amazing architecture and gardens. We all sit around a table drinking tea and are given an explanation of what life here once was.
Thien Mu Pagoda
Located on the banks of the Perfume River it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the area. Built in 1601 with a 7 tiered monument in front, a bell tower and the residence for monks.
Next we see an Austin Car that once belonged to a Buddhist Monk. In 1963 he drove to Saigon and set himself on fire in protest of the treatment by government against the Buddhist Monks.