So our ‘relaxing day’ turned into an 8 mile trek to Lady Buddha. We were reluctant to pay for a taxi, even in 36 degrees so made our way there (without a map).
If you look in the distance, you can see a faint white statue – that’s where we were heading.A quick water stop.
When we ran out of beach, we made our way up the non-pavemented (is that a word?) road. Thinking it wouldn’t be long, we began our ascent.
The view of Da Nang from our pit stop.
We then ran out of water and energy, so decided to follow a group of Chinese tourists up some very long and steep steps. They were too slow, so we overtook them and ended up in the middle of a forest with no path.
We carried on walking and had to jump over a wall but eventually reached Lady Buddha. We treated ourselves to two ice creams each we were that starving! We had avoided the ticket office, so managed to unintentionally save money there.
Not sure of our plans for the afternoon yet.
Al and Ol x
P.s. Grandad – an easier ‘spot the swastika’ for you.