Đà Nẵng – Huế – Hội An (Part I)
My annual trip with my group of friends (not photographers) and a more of lay back trip. This is not my usual photography trip where I rushes few places to capture every vantage points in a few days.
This year I travel to Đà Nẵng – Huế – Hội An, Vietnam where one is spiraling beach front tourist area and other two are UNESCO World Heritage Site. I started in Đà Nẵng and took a train to Huế. The train ride was fantastic, a classic train with wooden seat traversing along the coast and mountain. It was 3 hours ride. Huế was the capital of Vietnam from 1802-1945 of the Nguyễn dynasty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I visited the Imperial City Citadel, The Mieu Temple and whatever left of the Forbidden Purple City (home to many emperors, queens and royal families of Nguyễn Dynasty) destroy during the war.
Connecting the citadel with new part of the town is Huế Truong Tien Bridge completed in 1899 by Eiffel of France over the Perfume River. The bridge has undergone many changes and ups and downs along with the ancient capital.
Emperor Khải Định (from 1885-1925) Mausoleum is a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence begun in 1920 and completed in 1931. Thien Dinh Palace is the main structure of the mausoleum in the highest position which was built elaborately and sophisticatedly. Here is the burial area with the emperor statue on the top and the below is the grave of Khai Dinh King.
Next time we meet would be my journey to Hội An.
(to be continue…)
Specialized in creating experience thru his images.
Graduated from Nippon Photography Institute, Tokyo 1995.
Also a trainer for Sony Malaysia on Alpha Photography Workshop.