if you are wondering: yes, it‘s a small gasoline station on the first picture ... after passing the hai van pass, easyrider anh and me got to the last stop of our motorbike trip: hue in central vietnam. i was keen to go there, because there‘s an abandoned waterpark called ‚thuy tien lake’ a friend of mine told me about and i wanted to take pictures of it. as i already had booked my flight from hue to ha noi on the afternoon of my second day in hue, i didn‘t have much time in hue. in my hostel room i met the first swiss travel buddy on my trip, @nussbaumerluca , who wanted to see the waterpark, too. he decided to do it in the evening i arrived, but i preferred to go to see the citadel of hue aka the imperial city first and see the waterpark on my second day in the morning. so luca went and he managed to enter the waterpark. later he told me, it’s a cool and yet creepy place.
meanwhile i was in the citadel for anout two hours, which was way too less. it‘s a huge closed area of the nguyen dynasty with many temples, gates and other interesting buildings to see. i was totally overwhelmed how big this place was and was happy having gps to not getting lost
anh told me, to definitely try ‚bun bo hue‘, a very traditional dish of this region. it was a delicious dinner meal! if you read this: thank you very, very much for this unforgettable trip, your tips and the many laughters, anh!
on my second day i tried to get to the waterpark by motorbike taxi. unfortunately there was a security guy guarding the entrance and let nobody get inside. not even with some ‚good arguments‘, like i read on some internet sites. very disappointed, i went to see the tomb of emperor kai dinh, which was close by. at least it was pretty impressive - inside everything is decorated with colorful glass und porcelain.
back in central hue, another motorbike driver told me, that he knew a way to get inside the waterpark, but unfortunately i didn‘t have enough time left - i had to catch my flight ... at least one of us managed to experience it, luca! 🙃 - hue, vietnam, january 2019 - 5 hours ago