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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.