After Hoi An, Tim and I headed a few hours north to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen dynasty (1800-1945), which is situated on the lovely Perfume River. I like how Lonely Planet described the river: "picturesque on a clear day, atmospheric even in less flattering weather."
These photos are taken from our hotel balcony on our first night in Hue.
You can see the mountains in the distance and, across the river just past the second bridge, the large flagpole that tops the Citadel, which guards the Imperial City:
At dusk, the neon signs are turned on, including one advertising Hue's local beer, Huda. In the foreground are some Hue's tourist trap dragon boats coming into port: