Hue

Hue

Things to do - general

Area: 70.99 sq. km
Population: 339.8 thousand habitants (2009)
Administrative Division:
– Wards:Phu Nhuan, An Cuu, Truong An, Phuoc Vinh, Vinh Ninh, Phu Hoi, Xuan Phu, Vy Da, Tay Loc, Thuan Loc, Thuan Thanh, Thuan Hoa, Kim Long, Phu Hoa, Phu Cat, Phu Hiep, Phu Hau, Phu Binh, Phu Thuan and Phuong Duc, Huong So, An Hoa, An Dong, An Tay, Huong Long, Thuy Xuan, Thuy Bieu.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh)

Hue Travel Guides

Situated in the Centre of Vietnam, Hue used to be the former capital of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Thus, Hue has been one of Vietnam's main cultural, religious and educational centres. With diversified and beautiful landscapes, Hue possesses a unique and harmoniously beauty. Today, its main attractions are the royal tombs, notable pagodas and the remains of the Citadel. In 1993, Hue Citadel was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO and followed is Hue Royal Musical declared as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003.

The Perfume River runs between the city of Hue and the remains of the Citadel, dragon boat trips as well as dinner cruises on the river are an enchanting way to see the city. Also, royal emperor Hue-style food is can not be missed experience.

Hue – Ancient Capital

Situated on the Huong (Perfume) River in central Vietnam, Hue was the imperial capital of the country during the Nguyen dynasty from 1802-1945. The complex of Hue monuments earned UNESCO recognition as a World Heritage site in 1993 and has been undergoing extensive renovations since then.

In the heart of the city is the formidable Citadel including the royal Forbidden City, an elegant complex of residential buildings, temples that was the home of the Nguyen dynasty rulers in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Within the outer walls of the Citadel are residential areas where some citizens of Hue live today. Visitors can get a taste of local Vietnamese life by strolling through the labyrinth of streets and observing the lives of the local people.

No trip to Hue would be complete without a boat trip down the Perfume River to see the royal tombs of emperors To Duc, Khai Dinh and Ming Mang as well as the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda. The landscaping at the Ming Mang tomb is particularly interesting, resembling the grounds of English stately homes designed by Capability Brown.

In addition to its historical attractions, Hue is known for its unique cuisine, combining dishes created for the former imperial court with a wide variety of street food, which is often fairly spicy.

Hue is also famous for its high quality embroidery and silks, and a tailor made ao dai, the traditional long dress of Vietnam, is a popular souvenir for many tourists.

What to do?

Highlights of Hue City are the ancient Citadel, nearby royal tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda and Dong Ba Market. All can be seen in one or two full days. Around Hue, there are the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Vinh Moc underground tunnels and Bach Ma National Park, promising destinations for day tours starting from Hue.

When to go?

The best time to visit Hue is from March to August, particularly in March and April when it is normally dry and the temperatures are cooler although light rain is still likely. Rainy season started from September to January, heavily and frequently.

Travel Tips:

Most of the city's major sites, beside the Forbidden City, are not within walking distance from the city center. It is recommended to arrange a tour either by boat, private car or motorbike. Bicycling is also an option.

For the DMZ tour, in fact, there are few remnants of the war and not much left to see. If you are interested in the war history, bring along a good tour guide who can color in the sites with stories. Don't forget to bring along an umbrella and a torch to explore the Vinh Moc Tunnels.

Ana Mandara Hue Resort

Ana Mandara Hue Resort

Located only a 20-minute drive from downtown, Ana Mandara Hue offers Hue’s first beach resort. More info
Best Western Premier Indochine Palace

Best Western Premier Indochine Palace

In the center of Hue, the Best Western Premier Indochine Palace offers spacious and modern accommoda More info
Century Riverside Hotel

Century Riverside Hotel

Lying by the side of Truong Tien Bridge and the bank of Perfume River, Century Riverside Hue Hotel i More info
Eldora Hotel

Eldora Hotel

Eldora is perfectly located right in the heart of Hue Imperial City, a UNESCO listed World Heritage More info
Hotel Saigon Morin

Hotel Saigon Morin

Hotel Saigon Morin is located in central Hue, overlooking the Perfume River and Trang Tien Bridge. T More info
Imperial Hue Hotel

Imperial Hue Hotel

Built in 2009, this modern property is located in downtown Hue where major attractions such as the f More info
La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa is a five-star hotel in Hue city center, on the banks of the Perfum More info
Midtown Hotel Hue

Midtown Hotel Hue

As its name, Midtown Hotel Hue is located in the middle of tourist town of Hue City – consider More info
Mondial Hotel Hue

Mondial Hotel Hue

Closely to Perfume River, Hue Citadel, supermarket and city center, Mondial Hotel Hue offers its gue More info
Moonlight Hotel Hue

Moonlight Hotel Hue

In the heart of Hue City with its very own indoor swimming pool, the Moonlight Hotel Hue is just a 5 More info
Pilgrimage Village

Pilgrimage Village

Pilgrimage Village is a rustic resort in a secluded area of Thua Thien Hue. It offers authentic Viet More info
Romance Hue Hotel

Romance Hue Hotel

Romance Hue Hotel is accessibly positioned in the heart of Hue City: in a UNESCO-listed World Herita More info
Ana Mandara Hue Resort

Ana Mandara Hue Resort

Located only a 20-minute drive from downtown, Ana Mandara Hue offers Hue’s first beach resort. More info
Best Western Premier Indochine Palace

Best Western Premier Indochine Palace

In the center of Hue, the Best Western Premier Indochine Palace offers spacious and modern accommoda More info
Century Riverside Hotel

Century Riverside Hotel

Lying by the side of Truong Tien Bridge and the bank of Perfume River, Century Riverside Hue Hotel i More info
Eldora Hotel

Eldora Hotel

Eldora is perfectly located right in the heart of Hue Imperial City, a UNESCO listed World Heritage More info
Hotel Saigon Morin

Hotel Saigon Morin

Hotel Saigon Morin is located in central Hue, overlooking the Perfume River and Trang Tien Bridge. T More info
Imperial Hue Hotel

Imperial Hue Hotel

Built in 2009, this modern property is located in downtown Hue where major attractions such as the f More info
La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa is a five-star hotel in Hue city center, on the banks of the Perfum More info
Midtown Hotel Hue

Midtown Hotel Hue

As its name, Midtown Hotel Hue is located in the middle of tourist town of Hue City – consider More info
Mondial Hotel Hue

Mondial Hotel Hue

Closely to Perfume River, Hue Citadel, supermarket and city center, Mondial Hotel Hue offers its gue More info
Moonlight Hotel Hue

Moonlight Hotel Hue

In the heart of Hue City with its very own indoor swimming pool, the Moonlight Hotel Hue is just a 5 More info
Pilgrimage Village

Pilgrimage Village

Pilgrimage Village is a rustic resort in a secluded area of Thua Thien Hue. It offers authentic Viet More info
Romance Hue Hotel

Romance Hue Hotel

Romance Hue Hotel is accessibly positioned in the heart of Hue City: in a UNESCO-listed World Herita More info
Bana Hills 1 Day Tour

Bana Hills 1 Day Tour

Cool hideaway close to Danang with stunning panorama views, one-day excursion from Danang or Hoi An. Also known as the ... More info
Central Vietnam World Heritage 5 Days

Central Vietnam World Heritage 5 Days

Hue airport/ railway station pick up and transfer to Hue central. Check in and free time. Overnight in ... More info
Dark Cave Tour - Kayak and Zipline

Dark Cave Tour - Kayak and Zipline

06h30 – 07h00: Our guide and bus will pick up you at your hotel. Depart for discover Chay River - Dark Cave. On the ... More info
Dinner Cruise On Perfume River

Dinner Cruise On Perfume River

Spending your time on dragon boat on Perfume River, admiring Hue sunset then enjoying your dinner with Hue traditional ... More info
Eco Tour At Thanh Toan Bridge

Eco Tour At Thanh Toan Bridge

Thanh Toan Tile Roof Bridge is about 7km from Hue city centre to the East in Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy District. ... More info
Explore Hue countryside by bicycle

Explore Hue countryside by bicycle

Explore Hue countryside by bicycle/ daily ... More info
Explore Hue countryside by bicycle

Explore Hue countryside by bicycle

Explore Hue countryside by bicycle/ daily ... More info
Garden Houses Tour With Bicycle And Boat

Garden Houses Tour With Bicycle And Boat

Get a closer look into the history and culture of Hue. We cruise on Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of ... More info
Garden Houses Tour With Bicycle And Boat

Garden Houses Tour With Bicycle And Boat

Get a closer look into the history and culture of Hue. We cruise on Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of ... More info
Glimpse Tour of Hue Half Day (Deluxe Group Tour)

Glimpse Tour of Hue Half Day (Deluxe Group Tour)

Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people, Boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda - It’s also one of the most ... More info
Hue - Back Ma National Park

Hue - Back Ma National Park

In 1932, the summit of Bạch Mã selected by the French chief engineer Girard to become a hill station for the ... More info
Hue - Bana Hill - Son Tra Peninsula - Hue

Hue - Bana Hill - Son Tra Peninsula - Hue

06h00 : Car and tour guide pick you up guest at your hotel in Hue. Depart to visiting Ba Na Hills – eco resort’s ... More info
Hue - Danang - Hoian - Hue

Hue - Danang - Hoian - Hue

06h00 : Car and tour guide pick up guest at Hue City – 60 Chu Văn An Stresst ( Airport, Train Station, hotel in Hue ... More info
Hue - Danang City - Hue

Hue - Danang City - Hue

07h00 : Car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel in Hue. Depart to visiting Son Tra Peninsula . You can enjoy ... More info
Hue - Dmz Tour

Hue - Dmz Tour

The DMZ lay at the 17th parallel and was created by an agreement known as the Geneva Agreement. In reality, the DMZ ... More info
Hue - Paradise Cave 1 Day

Hue - Paradise Cave 1 Day

In the morning: Our guide and car pick up at your hotel transfer to Paradise cave. On the way, stop to visit La Vang ... More info
Hue - Phong Nha - Paradise cave - Hue 2 Days

Hue - Phong Nha - Paradise cave - Hue 2 Days

Our guide and bus pick up at your hotel transfer to Paradise cave. On the way, stop to visit La Vang church. Then our ... More info
Hue - Phong Nha Cave

Hue - Phong Nha Cave

Board a boat and cruise along the Son river to Phong Nha Cave. At here, you will feel the magical and magnificent ... More info
Hue - Phong Nha Cave 1 Day

Hue - Phong Nha Cave 1 Day

Phong Nha Caves are the complex of 14 grottoes situated in a region of Limestone Mountains in Ke Bang National Park. ... More info
Hue Boat Trip on Perfume River

Hue Boat Trip on Perfume River

Hue is beautiful and elegant from whatever angle you see it. With this half day tour, we invite you to get immersed ... More info
Hue City - Deluxe Group Tour

Hue City - Deluxe Group Tour

Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people, Boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda - The oldest pagoda in Hue city, ... More info
Hue City Tour

Hue City Tour

Hue was once the Imperial capital and now listed as a World heritage site. Sitting on the banks of the delightful ... More info
Hue Countryside Tour Half Day

Hue Countryside Tour Half Day

Thanh Toan Village located 8km away Hue city. The village shelters a covered bridge dating back more than two ... More info
Hue Countryside Tour Half Day

Hue Countryside Tour Half Day

Thanh Toan Village located 8km away Hue city. The village shelters a covered bridge dating back more than two ... More info
Hue Countryside Tour Half Day

Hue Countryside Tour Half Day

Thanh Toan Village located 8km away Hue city. The village shelters a covered bridge dating back more than two ... More info
Hue Cyclo Tour Half Day

Hue Cyclo Tour Half Day

In the morning at around 08.00, you will be collected from your hotel and then you set off your beautiful cyclo tour. ... More info
Hue Discovery On Motobike

Hue Discovery On Motobike

Morning: Pick up at your hotel starting for city tour by motobike. The motobike driver of Asia Impression Travel ... More info
Hue Food Tour By Cyclo (Private tour)

Hue Food Tour By Cyclo (Private tour)

Traditional cuisine is an indispensable experience when visiting Hue. This is the one of the best ways to explore the ... More info
Hue Royal Tombs Half Day

Hue Royal Tombs Half Day

South of Hue, there are eight splendid royal tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, situated among the hills on the banks of the ... More info
Hue Street Food

Hue Street Food

Traditional cuisine is an indispensable experience when visiting Hue. With its original and distinctive taste, Hue food ... More info
Hue Street Food On Foot

Hue Street Food On Foot

Schedule detail: Duration: 3,5 hours. Departure time: 5:30Pm -9:00PM Pickup location: Asia Impression Travel ... More info
Hue Street Food On Foot (Group tour)

Hue Street Food On Foot (Group tour)

Schedule detail: Duration: 3,5 hours. Departure time: 5:30Pm -9:00PM Pickup location: Asia Impression Travel ... More info
Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda Half Day

Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda Half Day

This short trip brings you to the "must-see" sites in Hue: the Forbidden Citadel, a version of China's Forbidden City, ... More info
Phuoc Tich Pottery Village Tour

Phuoc Tich Pottery Village Tour

The tour will start when you meet our tour-guide at your hotel in Hue city at 8.30. We’ll head towards Phuoc Tich ... More info
S.I.C CYCLO TOUR

S.I.C CYCLO TOUR

08:00, our pedicab and guide will pick you up at our office; take the first minutes for the south of Huong River tour ... More info
SINH VILLAGE - THANH TIEN PAPER FLOWER VILLAGE – TIEN NON VILLAGE

SINH VILLAGE - THANH TIEN PAPER FLOWER VILLAGE – TIEN NON VILLAGE

8:00: Pick you up at our office and take you to Toa Kham terminal to depart to Sinh folk painting village. Along the ... More info
Tam Giang Lagoon Eco Tour

Tam Giang Lagoon Eco Tour

Tam Giang Lagoon is a new destination in Hue city for travelers who appreciate fantastic natural scenes and love to ... More info
Thanh Tien Paper Flower Village And Tam Giang Lagoon

Thanh Tien Paper Flower Village And Tam Giang Lagoon

This full day tour is a great chance for you to explore the hidden charm of Hue landscapes and its bold culture. Not ... More info
THUY BIEU TOUR WITH HOMELY LUNCH

THUY BIEU TOUR WITH HOMELY LUNCH

Just pedaling around 7km for numerous activities such as riding to the village, enjoying the sidewalk coffee, visiting ... More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Private Taxi From Hue To Phu Bai Airport

Private Taxi From Hue To Phu Bai Airport