We enter the countryside of Hue to explore the tombs of the kings of the 19th Century. These huge infrastructures spread across 15 - 20acres of land was a complex maze of temples pavilions and tombs built around stunning lakes and surrounded by forests. Here the king was laid to rest, in secret tombs, for his soul to wonder in the afterlife. These took decades to construct and the architectural design is phenomenal, detailed and put me in awe.
While we had little time to explore, it was enough to appreciate the wealth of this country just 150 years ago. Before the French took control, the Americans invaded and communism took its grip.
The afternoon I spent shopping in Hue before enjoying the finer cuisine.