Today (Tuesday, 11.19) we visited the 19th Century palace grounds of Vietnamese emperor Minh Mang as well as the tomb of emperor Tu Duc — both of the Nguyen dynasty, and both located to the southwest of Hue. We got rained on pretty heavily but we had umbrellas. Lotsa mud, chickens, cattle, water buffalo, banana trees and the scent of green papaya. Then we took a nice funky put-put boat ride along the Perfume River back into town.
One of the stately buildings within the palace compound of 19th Century Vietnamese emperor Minh Mang