Another day in Vietnam another boat ride. Today’s was a dragon boat cruise along the Perfume River. The river got its name from the aromatic grasses that once grew along both sides of the river that were used in Chinese medicine. Sadly the grasses no longer exist due to pollution and changes in the river flow.
Along the way we stopped to visit a number of temples and pagoda’s including Thien Mu Pagoda, set on the side of the Ngoc Tran Moutain and home to 28 monks.
Later that afternoon we ventured to downtown to watch Vietnam play UAE in a local bar. While the football was playing Vu and I had a walk around the streets and did some window shopping.
After the football we all went to a local restaurant for another Vietnamese feast and then some stir fried ice cream rolls which were made while we watched by a young street vendor.