Christmas Day we were all picked up at our respective hotels (yes, siblings, separate hotels! - but just the first night) and whisked off to the riverfront - the Perfume River - for a ride on the fancy dragon boats.
The tour then went on to include pagodas, some of the emperors' tombs and the Citadel. This first shot is of Thien Mu Pagoda that is situated on a lovely hill that overlooks a very elaborate cemetery.
Lots of cool bonsai...
and some very young monks.