Vietnam -Royal Tomb 越南順化的皇陵之旅

在順化絕對不能錯過皇陵!在郊區一共有三個皇陵和天姥寺,因為交通不方便,通常大家會參加一日遊,我們因為請了司機從會安載我們到順化,就順便請他花下午的時間繞到其中的兩個皇陵參觀,司機也說不用三個都參觀,都差不多啦!

If you are in Hue, you cannot miss the royal tomb in the suburb. There were 3 tombs and one temple around the area. We hired a driver to take us to two of the tombs on our way from Hoi An to Hue.

啓定皇陵 Khai Dinh Tomb

啓定皇帝是阮朝倒數第二個皇帝,由於他和法國關係良好,可以看到很多歐風的設計和古董,據說很多都是直接從法國運來的好物,當然也融合了越南當地的工藝。

This is the tomb of the second last king of the Nguyen dynasty. He is very close to France so he imported many things from France which you can also see when you visit.

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Hue – the Last Palace 末代皇城順化

Hue is the biggest city in central Vietnam. The river of Song Huong separates the city into North and South part. You can easily see the big flag platform just beside the river to show the power of the country.

順化是中越最大的城市,這裡有香江把城市區分兩塊,京城就位在北邊。在香江的右邊可以看到一個巨大的旗臺,這裡在慶典的時候都會掛上帝王旗彰顯國威喔!

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The north part is where the royal palace locates. Below is the entrance of the palace. This was the palace of the last dynasty in Vietnam and the home of the last emperor. It takes around half day to walk around all the places.

順化原本是占婆的領土,當時為了向大越君主娶公主而將此城市贈送給越南,而這裡也是末代皇城,因為最後一個皇帝就是在此退位的。皇城內部非常的大,每個宮室都有它的特色和精巧之處,如果可以請導遊那當然最好啦!這裡大概需要花半天才能夠全部逛完喔!

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My Son – Vietnam 越南的小吳哥窟 – 美山聖地

40 km away from Hoi An sits “My Son”, also known as the little Angkor Wat. This is Vietnam’s 5th world heritage and is one of the most famous spots in central area. These temples are constructed by the kings of Champa during 4th to 13th century AD. The emperor of Champa was once ruling central Vietnam for a long time. After the kingdom moved to other places during the 15th century, My Son was then forgotten by the people. However, after US carpet bombing during Vietnam war, now only around 20 temples are better preserved.

美山聖地,有小吳哥窟的美名,它位在會安40公里外的郊區,如果來到會安可以花一個下午參觀。我們找了一個導遊 Mr. Turtle 負責交通兼解說。美山是越南的第五個世界遺產,當時由統治中越的占婆王國耗費了將近一千年的時間建造完成。當初原本有71座塔,可惜在越戰時被美軍轟炸只剩下20座。

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The path is really far, fortunately they provide shuttle bus.

實際的遺址位置距離入口處非常遙遠,最好是搭乘接駁車前往。

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This is mainly the area we can visit. From group A to F.

目前可以參觀的地方是 Group A 到 F,其中又以Group B 最為完整。

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There was a traditional dance performance in the spot when we arrived.

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中越的必吃美食

一直到去了越南才知道原來光是這裡的麵條種類就有六七種以上,以前以為當地麵食就只有越南河粉一種而已,實在是孤陋寡聞阿!

最常見的越南河粉叫做 Pho Bo (發音是ㄈㄜˊ 伯)
Pho是河粉,Bo則是牛肉,所以當然可以換成其他的肉類來搭配。我們在會安剛到的第一晚就在民宿吃了最保守的牛肉河粉,沒想到民宿老闆娘做的好好吃,跟以前在台灣吃的完全不一樣~~讓人回味無窮!別擔心!在越南旅遊的話,任何民宿的早餐幾乎都有提供喔!所以從早到晚都有熱湯可以吃對我們來說真的超幸福的!!

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我們第二個吃到的面類是Mi Quang
這是民宿提供的另一種當地早餐,湯比較少,麵條較粗,調味的方式完全不同,也是非常好吃!所有面類的共同點就是他們會提供一盤生菜綜合盤,裡面有很多種看起來像是剛摘下來的野菜 (有些甚至有超粗的莖葉),然後當地人會幾乎全加進去呢!經過幾天我們都覺得自己變成牛羊了.. 完全不用像在其他國家旅遊一樣忙著找青菜吃,這實在是我最愛越南的地方了!

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Hoi An – the most beautiful & calm city in Vietnam

Finally I visited Vietnam and I am glad I chose the most beautiful city – Hoi An. Recently JetStar started the new direct flight from Singapore to Da Nang. From Da Nang to Hoi An by car is around 40 min. We stayed 3 days there and had a wonderful time!

Hoi An is a town in central Vietnam and it’s famous for its ancient and well-preserved buildings. It was one of the economic and trading centers and was selected as UNESCO heritage. There was once a lot of immigrants from Japan, China, the Netherlands and India thus you can see especially the big influence from Chinese culture. It is not allowed to drive cars inside the old town area, only bike and rickshaw, so it’s quiet and calm when you walk around the streets.

P1080366.JPGUnlike most tourist towns where you see many shops selling the same things. Here in Hoi An, a lot of shops are unique, and the qualities are quite good. The old town area has so many streets that it’s impossible to finish all of them.

One thing worth mentioning is that the place is invading by Koreans!! I think most tourists are Korean and I felt I am in Korea.. A lot of Korean groups love to hire richshaw drivers so the below is a normal scene everyday!

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