Located on the bank of Song Huong- Perfume River; Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam. Not until 1945 was Hue the national capital, the political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam under the control of Nguyen Dynasty. Most well-known for its historic values; Hue had been recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. 700 km from southern Hanoi, 1100 km from northern Ho Chi Minh City. We can come to Hue by : Air : Phu Bai Airport has just opened. Every day there are many flights to Hue from Ha Noi and HCM . Price : 20 USD ~ 35 USD Train : From Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Hue also ships. For those who have abundant time and want to experience the beautiful scenery Bus : Cheap and easy, but it takes about 1 day to move from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to Hue.
The best site of Hue
If you are a history buff, or simply love discovering exotic cultures, Hue- Vietnam’s former Royal Capital is definitely on the top list of your travel plan. The city represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world. The Citaldel And Imperial City Admission ~55.000 VND. Daily 7am-5pm The Flag Tower The Forbidden Purple City Hue Monuments Conservation Center Admission 22.000 VND. Daily 7a-5pm The Noon Gate ( Cua Ngo Mon ) Thai Hoa Palace The Mieu Temple Khai DInh’s Tomb Admission : 55.000VND. Summer: 6:30am-5:30pm ; Winter 7am-5pmTomb of Minh Mang Admission : 55.000VND. Summer: 6:30am-5:30pm ; Winter 7am-5pm Tomb of Tu Duc Admission : 55.000 VND. Summer: 6:30am-5:30pm ; Winter 7am-5pm Bao Quoc Temple Thien Mu Pagoda Tu Hieu Temple Ho Chi Minh Museum Ho Chi Minh’s Home in Hue Besides visiting ancient monuments and tombs, coming to Hue, you can also have a chance to bath and lying under the sun on the most wildly beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Thuan An and Lang Co beach are among the most wonderful ones, twinkling in sunshine with limpidly blue ocean and white silky sand. Moreover, there are some mineral hot springs available like Thanh Tan in Phong An, Phong Dien; where tourists can totally be relaxed after a long walking day. At the height of 1450 meter; Bach Ma Mountain, 60km southern the city, represents the four-season type of weather of the temperate zone.
The best accommodation of Hue
5 stars hotel : Best western Premier Indochine Palace, Imperial Hue, Vedana Lagoon Resort and Spa Hue, Banyan Tree Lang Co, Ana Mandara Hue..4 stars hotel : Riverside Boutique Resort and Spa, Eldora Hue, Lang Co Beach Resort Hue, Midtown Hue, Saigon Morin Hue, Muong Thanh Hue, Asia Hue, Mondial Hue, Park View Hue… 3 stars hotel : New star Hue, Waterland Hotel, Hong Thien, Victory, Thanh Lich 2 Hue, River View Hue Hotel, Gold Hue…
The best restaurants of Hue
Hue is the place where dining is not to satisfy human basic needs, but a form of art. Hue’s gastronomy is elegant, light and noble, different from other regions’ of Vietnam. Spices, especially chili, play an important role in Hue’s cooking and cuisine decorating art. Nowadays, consuming Hue dishes, it will be extremely interesting for everyone to know that they are trying what mostly were served to the Emperor in the past. Some famous restaurants of : Confetti Restaurant – 1 Chu Van An st Hoa Mai Restaurant – 51 Le Loi st Le Parfum – Inside La Residence Hotel and Spa, Hue Omar Khayyam – 34 Nguyen Tri Phuong st Phuoc Thanh Garden Restaurant – 30 Pham Ngu Lao st Tropical Garden – 27 Chu Van An st
Ideal Travel Asia suggested itinerary for a day tour in Hue
Itinerary: OPTION 1: Hue City tour by car: AM: 08.30 Pick up at your hotel: – Hat and incenses stick making village: learning the traditional job of people here and you can buy some for souvenirs… – Tu Duc tomb: Tu Duc designed the exquisitely harmonious tomb, which was constructed between 1864 and 1867, for use both before and after his death. – Minh Mang tomb: Said to be the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into the nature surroundings. – Khai Dinh tomb: unlike Hue’s other tombs, being a synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. Even the stone faces of the mandarin honour guards are endowed with a mixture of Vietnamese and European features. 12h00: Back to the city to enjoy Vietnamese food (Eating lunch and end services of half day tourist at 13h00) PM: – Hue Citadel: Visit the tallest flag pole of Vietnam (37m-hight), Ngo Mon gate where Bao Dai ended Nguyen dynasty, Thai Hoa palace ( Palace of Supreme Hamony), Hall of the Mandarins, Forbidden Purple city… – Thien Mu pagoda: built on a hillock overlooking the Perfume river, this pagoda is an icon of Vietnam and the symbol of Hue city. Cruise the beautiful perfume river by dragon boat viewing daily life along the way. Visit some villages and do not miss viewing sunset on the river 1600 : Tour ends. Does the Unesco world heritage in VietNam make you tempted ? Let’s go Explore series about Vietnam : 24 HOURS IN DIENBIEN – CUSTOMIZE YOUR PERFECT DAY