Top Destinations In Hue

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Hue, a romantic and historical city of Vietnam that gives tourists unforgettable memories once they travel here.

History and Climate

Hue is a poetic city in the central region of Vietnam on the bank of beautiful Perfume River. It used to be the ancient capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. During the war, Hue became a battleground for the Battle of Hue, which was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of Vietnam War. Therefore, Hue people are very proud of their long-lasting history.

Hue has a tropical rainforest climate. The dry season is from March to August with the average temperature around 37°C while the rainy season lasts from August to January, with the flood season from October. So when it comes to travel on this season, you should bring along an umbrella and a jacket. Overall, the suitable word for Hue's climate is changeable. The ideal time to travel to Hue is from October to March.

Highlights

Imperial Citadel: this is one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It started to be constructed in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Ming Mang and was completed in 1823. Hue Citadel – the whole architecture of Hue Imperial City is built on an area of over 500 ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Imperial Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City). Over nearly 200 years, Hue Imperial Citadel is almost intact with about 140 large and small constructions.

Perfume River (Song Huong in VietnameseHuong): this river is iconic of Hue. It will be A visit to Hue cannot be complete without a boat excursion on this romantic Perfume River. Song Huong is around 80 km in length and has two sources, both of them begin In Truong Son Mountain range and meet at Bang Lang Fork. Connecting two sides of Huong River is Truong Tien Bridge, the bridge that witnesses many ups and downs of national history and every tourist should see when traveling to Hue.

Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda): this is the most ancient and well-known pagoda in Hue. It is situated on Ha Khe Hill, on the North Bank of Perfume River, 5 kilometers from the city's center. The construction of this pagoda began in 1601 under Lord Nguyen Hoang and it was renovated by Lord Nguyen Phuc Tan in 1665. After going up the stairs to the entrance of the pagoda, tourists will see the 21-meter tower. This tower has 7 levels, besides it is a pavilion housing a giant bronze bell. Behind the tower is a sacred pagoda, standing in the pagoda, tourists will find the tranquility and solemnity of the whole atmosphere.

Dong Ba Market: located around 100 meters north of Truong Tien Bridge, on the North Bank of Perfume River, this is the largest market in Hue. It is associated with hundred year's history of Nguyen Dynasty and considers a symbol of Hue's culture. For tourists, who interested in Southeast Asian food, Dong Ba Market is a perfect place to try many signatures of Hue such as sour shrimps, clam rice, Hue beef noodles or five-color cakes.