Known as the city of romance in Vietnam. A city listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Where is Hue? Where is this city that holds great cultural and historical artifacts of Vietnam? Is Hue worth visiting?
Hue Imperial Citadel
Hue is a small peaceful city in the Central Vietnam that has been on the top of the destination list for travelers who interested in Vietnamese history, culture and beautiful landscapes. Hue was the previous imperial capital of Vietnam and the seat of country’s last dynasty – Nguyen dynasty before the 13th Emperor Bao Dai abdicated the throne in 1945.
Thien Mu Pagoda
If you find yourself visiting Vietnam soon, make sure not to skip this beautiful festival city of Hue. The Citadel is only one of the hundred interesting places in Hue. The enormous walled city was built during the reign last Nguyen lord and became the first Nguyen emperor – Gia Long. Then housed all the succeeding Nguyen emperors until Emperor Bao Dai. The citadel is grand and filled with spectacular building architecture, practical and well-designed gardens and courtyard.
Khai Dinh Tomb
Khai Dinh tomb, also known as Ung tomb is the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh, the 12th King of Nguyen Dynasty. The architectural work owns a harmonious combination between the Vietnam classical characteristics and the European modernity. Currently, compared to tombs of other kings in Vietnam, Khai Dinh tomb has been relatively intact and owned a unique architecture.
Minh Mang Tomb
The royal tombs should be on your list as well. The majestic Minh Mang tomb, aesthetically designed Khai Dinh and the practical but beautiful Tu Duc tomb are the must-see places. Each tombs interesting facts that tell a lot about the emperor who owns it, from their ideology to their personal preferences.
One of the easiest ways for you to discover Hue city is Hue sightseeing by private car
Tu Duc Tomb
Thanks to its unique architecture harmonizing with charming natural scenery, Tu Duc tomb, one of the most beautiful architectural works during Nguyen Dynasty deserves as one of the most appealing attractions in Hue city. Unlike the architecture of other tombs in Hue city, Tu Duc tomb consists of two main parts, arranged on two parallel vertical axes. The panorama of Tu Duc Tomb looks like as a large park. Here, there are always the sounds of the flowing stream, of all the birds singing and of rustling pine hills. In particular, the factor thoroughly adhered in Tu Duc tomb is the harmony of contours.
Dong Ba market
Hue maybe the battleground of the longest and bloodiest during the Vietnam War, but the people proved to be happy and outgoing individuals even after this tragedy.Their warm smiles and sweet gestures as you walk around the busy Dong Ba Market, would make you fall in love with the city more.
Bach Ma National Park
Bach Ma National Park is 60kms to the South of Hue City, away from the residential area. Among the main natural places of Bach Ma national park are the exotic forest of the exclusive mountain. Consequently, climbing, hikingand swimming are the most famous activities when arriving Bach Ma national park. Additionally, there are plenty of rare wildlife, hundreds monkey in this park, million types of rare birds. And once come to the right place scene of Hue, Lang Co beach, Truoi lake and several other amazing things from above.
Don’t even get me started with the Hue cuisine. This city is the gastronomy capital of Vietnam, literally almost every food is great tasting. Even the famous celebrity chef and travel documentary personality, Anthony Bourdain loved Hue street food.
So is Hue worth visiting? Definitely, without a doubt. The city is easily accessible, it even has an airport. You can book in advance a Hue airport transfer to the city for your convenience.