After breakfast, take an easy walking through peaceful streets of Hue until you reach the unique souvenir shop with a strange names “Healing the wounded hearts”. This is is a project of the nonprofit SPIRAL Foundation in cooperation with the Office of Genetic Counseling and Disabled Children, Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy. It is a shop that sells handmade items from recycled materials by disabled artisans, the incomes are used to pay salaries and health insurance for the disabled employees and fund heart surgeries for poor children in the Hue. You will have a chance to learn to communicate with dumb and deaf children by signs, they will teach you how to make a handmade items from recycle materials and after all, you can take it home as the most beautiful gift of all your trips.
Take a cub of fine tea and say goodbye to beautiful people. You will transfer to the far away Minh Mang tomb, renowned for its period architectural design, which fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. You will enter the compound through the outer wall featuring a triple gate, cross the Salutation Court flanked with statues of attendants, and then pass by lakes, pavilions and gardens before reaching the burial mound itself. Because of its long distance from Hue city, the place receives less tourists and makes you feel very peaceful inside.
Back to the city for lunch, if time permit, visit the only-in-Vietnam Royal arena names Ho Quyen. This is the only Royal Arena in Asia where fights between tigers and elephants were organized during the Nguyen Dynasty. A visit to the Elephant Shrine will tell you about the legends of the honored Elephants.
Afternoon full of fun with the traditional bamboo-paper making class. Come to Truc Chi Garden, you can enjoy learning how to make a gift, a love, and the amusement with the unique present made by yourself to your dearests. Experience with Truc Chi will be one of the most sweetly memorable moments of your travelling in the Imperial city land of Hue.
After a couple of hours challenging your clever hands, take a 12-km drive along the impressive road of tombs to the Chuon Lagoon. You will meet another Hue community, the fishermen of the lagoon. Joining them on a boat as they will show us their particular fishing techniques. The lagoon is large and provides a daily supply of seafood to the whole village. Time to enjoy the magnificent sunset over the lagoon and help local people do fishing if you want. Come back to a local restaurant and enjoy the fresh seafood-based dinner under the purple sunset.
Come back to the city.
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