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What to see in Hue city?, Vietnam

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Distance from city center: 49.1mi
travelandme123's pictureby travelandme123 Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 17th of February, 2016
Hue is my countryside because i was born and raised up here. Due to its special location and culture, Hue isn't an ideal place for business. As a result, a lot of local people here (like me) must move to others city for working and living. Although there are not many investors choosing Hue to do business, Hue attracts many tourists in and out bound because of its beauty, peace and ancient.

Do you want to visit to Hue?
You want to know what things to see in Hue, don't you?

So this guide is for you. I would like to recommend some interesting places to see in Hue city - Vietnam’s ancient imperial capital..

Let's check them out...

7 Royal Tombs in Hue

The tombs are located along the banks of the Perfume River in the city. In general, all the tombs have royal art and architecture. Although there were 13 kings during Nguyen dynasty, only 7 tombs were built including ones for Gia Long, Minh Mang, Tu Duc, Khai Dinh, Duc Duc, Dong Khanh and Thieu Tri/ The first hree tombs are frequently visited by domestic and international tourists due to their glamorous architectural features.

Hue Citadel

In history, Hue has chosen to be the capital city by all Nguyen Lords. The royal complex of Hue has been officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It's situated on the northern bank of the Perfume River, with an area of 500 ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh (Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). If you visit the Hue Citadel, it's better to hire a tourist guide in order to know everthing clearly about the place.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu is the oldest and most well-known pagoda in Hue city. It's also situated on the north shore of the Perfume River and it's about 3km from the Citadel. Tourists can get there by boats along the river or by bikes or by motorbikes. The Thien Mu pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital. Today, the pagoda's home to many monks and a holy site visited by millions tourists each year.

Dong Ba Market

if you go to Hue and want to go shopping and immerse yourself in the local culture, Dong Ba market's your ideal place. The place is considered as a paradise for snapshots of daily activities in Hue daily life. Tourists can buy everything sold here from souvenir items to bronze goods, Hue sesame sweetmeat, Hue srimp paste, conical poem hats...and enjoy the delicious dishes in Hue food such as bun bo (Hue beef noodle soup), che Hue, banh Hue (Hue pancake)...and many others things else.

Lang Co Beach

Hue also is a great place for beaches in Vietnam. There're many beaches here but the most well-known one is Lang Co. The good time for you to pay your visit here is from May till September. Besides that, Thuan An beach is also a great destination for your summer vacation in Hue of Vietnam. These places are always listed in the top attracive beaches through Vietnam.

Garden Houses

This is a unique feature that you can only find in Hue. This isn't a specific place. 'Garden houses' means the houses which are set in attractive formal gardens. In general, the gardens have traditional architecture associated with natural environment. Each is highly individual – house and garden, people and scenery, plants, clouds and water co-exist and blend with each other in a harmonious context.

In conclusion,

Although there're many places for you to discover in Hue, here are 5 most attractive ones that you can't miss when you in this 'ancient city'. I wish you a happy and unforgettable trip here.

25 Đường 2/9, Quận Hải Châu, Thành phố Đà Nẵng

30$ - 150$

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