Prior to arriving at Hue, Vietnam, Perfume River always popped up in blogs and vlogs when we were researching of things to do and places to see.
I read that Perfume River got its name when about 100 years ago, autumn flowers gave the river a perfume-like scent, hence its name.
Up close, the river was clean and gave a relaxing vibe. I liked how it gave a dramatic view – its water sparkled with the afternoon sunlight when I gazed at it from the Thein Mu Pagoda.
After sunset when D and I walked next to the river we saw young people gathered in a small group, sitting on a blanket and gazing at the beautifully lit bridge called ca Truong Tien. They talked and laughed, and I remember when I was young and my world was simple: hanging out with friends was enough to make my day.