When the Ho Thuy Tien Water Park opened in Hue in 2004 to the reported tune of USD 3 million dollars, the locals were ecstatic. “We finally had somewhere to hang out,” remembers Lan, a Hue local. “Our whole class would go camping there on holidays.”
Today, Hue’s iconic Perfume River runs through the Complex of Hue Monuments, including the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City, making this must-see sight a masterpiece of ancient architecture and serene natural beauty.
Hue has long been known for its ancient temples, imperial buildings and royal tombs, but today, we’re in search of Hue’s living history – tangible examples that we can touch and living libraries, or people, who we can talk to.