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One last World Herirtage Site, Angkor Wat

Posted: December 24th, 2012 by Scott

Our last stop in Cambodia before heading back to California was the town of Siem Reap, which is the closest town to Angkor Wat.  The area around Siem Reap includes a huge number of temples, both Hindu and Buddhist, built by the kings of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. The area […]

Some downtime in Hoi An

Posted: December 5th, 2012 by Scott

Hoi An turned out to be one of favorite little towns in Vietnam so far.  It had a cute historic center with pedestrian only streets, a pretty riverfront, great nearby beach, and lots of cute restaurants.  We were originally planning on staying 4 nights, but that turned into 6 and we could have stayed a few more days […]

The Imperial City of Hué

Posted: November 27th, 2012 by Scott

We continued our travels south to the Imperial city of Hué along the Perfume River.  Hué was the political, cultural and, religious center under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945.  Many monuments still exist from this time including the Imperial Citadel complex and many of the emperors’ tombs. We visited the Imperial Citadel complex exploring its gates, flag tower and some nearby museums […]