New Years Eve in HCM City then off to Hue and some royal tombs

New Years Eve with serious fireworks……..   Unfortunately not very visible from the Hotel !

A one hour flight to Hue which used to be the capital of Vietnam and its emperors in the 19th Century.    So quite recent in comparison to other empires but easy to see why the starving and oppressed population got pissed off with the extravagance and hooked up with Uncle Ho and his communist buddies and ideals !

First stop was a pair of Royal Tombs,    Tu Duc and Khai Dinh two of the Nguyen Dynasty from the 19th and 20th Century.    So lots of concrete and tromp d´oeil (sic) but still very impressive.

And the other one…………

 

Lots of ponds and moats with some very impressive Koi Carp !!

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