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Hue is a city located in the middle of Vietnam, where the two regions of North and South meet, and has created a diverse historical and cultural mecca. Known as the last capital of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam and the last resting place of many emperors, Hue is nestled in the natural beauty of the Perfume River and offers many attractions. history and culture. From the ancient palaces to the artistic tombs. This is a city you will never regret visiting.

History

Royal Vietnamese built Hue as a royal citadel. This place served as the capital of Vietnam for 143 years, until 1945. When the country changed in politics, Hue became a “minefield” of historic temples, gardens, statues. radio and antiques. Today, Hue is known as a stunning tourist attraction and preserved for those who want to experience Vietnamese history.

Move

Because it is located in the center of the country, you can easily move to Hue by any means of transportation. Which means of transportation is best depends on how long you plan to stay in Hue and how urgently you want to get there.

Roads

There are many ways to get to Hue, whether you are traveling from Saigon or Hanoi. Among them there are options for self-driving or overnight bus ride, but you will have to stop by more stops and take more time, so this is only appreciated if you want to save money. Car fares range from 630,000 – 931,000 VND.

Cruise ship

Thong Nhat ship can take you to Hue from both Hanoi and HCMC. HCM with prices below 1,300,000 VND. However, the train will last all day, so it is advisable to take the train if you are in no hurry. When taking the train, add more money to buy a soft seat, you will have less back pain and still be able to see the beautiful countryside of Vietnam with a cup of right iced milk!

Airplane

If you have a tour schedule or simply want to travel more conveniently, you can choose to fly. There are always flights from the two major cities to Phu Bai International Airport – the airport closest to Hue. Airfares range from 1,200,000 to 1,500,000 VND / way.

Attractions

As a city rich in heritage, Hue has no shortage of places to visit for tourists. However, below is our selected list of the certain destinations you must visit in Hue.

Inner Hue

Hue Citadel is the old royal palace in Hue. With its stretching walls, hand-carved gates, stunning gardens and towering art displays, Hue’s Hue Citadel, also known as the Ancient Capital, is the main attraction of the city. city. This was once the residence of emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty and is considered the capital of the country. Today, Hue Citadel is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Đại Nội Huế là di sản UNESCO nổi tiếng ở Viêt Nam
Inner Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu pagoda (Huong Hoa, Hue City, Thua Thien, Hue), or Ba Thien pagoda, is a seven-story Buddhist temple located on a hill overlooking the Perfume River. Legend has it that a woman from heaven came to the people of Hue and prophesied that God would build a temple there. When Lord Nguyen Hoang, the governor of Hue at that time, heard about the legend, he decided to fulfill the prophecy by building a pagoda.

 

Chùa Thiên Mụ nởi tiếng tại Huế
Pagoda Thien Mu

Ancient tombs

Not ghost tombs, ancient tombs in Hue are quite beautiful with sophisticated art and detailed carvings. In the ancient dynasties, people wanted to honor the deceased with respect and they built artistic tombs with delicate carvings. There are two famous tombs in Hue that tourists can visit, which are the tomb of King Tu Duc (17/69 Le Ngo Cat, Thuy Xuan, Hue) and the tomb of Khai Dinh (Khai Dinh, Thuy Bang, Huong Thuy. , Hue).
Tu Duc remains Vietnam’s longest ruling emperor, while Khai Dinh is less popular than contemporary historical figures. Both tombs have different architectural styles, illustrating the personalities of the emperors themselves.
Khu lăng mộ Khải Định với bề dày lịch sử lâu đời
Khai Dinh Tomb

Experience Hue cuisine and traditions

Hue brings many interesting things to tourists. In addition to its rich history, the ancient capital is also the place to bring a unique culinary culture with bold traditional cultural features.

Cuisine

The trip will be meaningless if you come to Hue without trying the local dishes. Hue beef noodle soup is already so famous throughout Vietnam, so when coming to the hometown of this famous noodle dish, why should you ignore it? Beef noodle soup consists of thin rice noodle noodles, broth cooked from beef with the traditional secrets of the local people, thinly sliced ​​beef, pork, rice ball, blood and served with lemongrass, lemon and coriander. You can find these dishes along the street stalls. Once you’ve chosen a place to eat, stop and try a bowl of Hue beef noodle soup with a glass of iced tea. If this dish doesn’t make you feel good and comfortable, we don’t know what to say …

 

Bún Bò Huế
Hue Beef Noodle Soup

Traditional

If you have spent a lot of time in Vietnam, you will know that frankincense (incense) is an important part of a multi-family, religious tradition and has important cultural purposes. However, we bet you did not know that Hue is the producer of the majority of incense sticks in the country!
Incense made in Hue is still created using the original technique of colored bamboo sticks using flavors such as cinnamon and pine. After that, people dyed many colors and distributed nationwide. This is really a great process, so we recommend purchasing a bundle from the local while you are in Hue.
Làng hương truyền thống tại Huế
Traditional incense village in Hue

Why Hue ?

Hue is the ideal city with many attractions for all history buffs who want to experience the history and culture of the Vietnamese people in the same city. If you are looking for a place that intersects tradition and heritage, Hue and the dynasties here are the place you should go. With the combination of royal nostalgia and flavor for modern sophistication, Hue invites all who are eager to enter through the sparkling city gate.
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