Hue is located on the bank of Song Huong (Perfume River), the capital of Thua Thien Hue Province in Central Vietnam. For a long time, Hue was the national capital, the political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty.
Hue owns a romantic beauty with plenty of wonderful places to visit.
If you love historic values and discovering exotic cultures, Hue – Vietnam’s former Royal Capital is definitely on the top list of your travel plan.
- Hue Citadel: on the north side of Perfume River; four citadels were comprised to create the Capital City: Hoang Thanh (Imperial City) for royal palaces and shrines, Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Purple City) for royal residences, Dai Noi (Inner city) and Tran Binh Dai, which exclusively ancient architecture. Tourists are expected to spend at least one day to visit the whole complex. They can also catch a taxi, hire a bicycle, rent a “xich lo”- Vietnamese cycle or walk around the site.
- Emperors Tombs: include tombs of ancient emperors scattering along the Perfume River: such as Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc, Dong Khanh, etc.
- Pagodas: Featured in various songs and poems, Thien Mu Pagoda has become an essential part of Hue City. This pagoda is considered as a symbol by the perfect combination of artificial architectural work and picturesque nature. Tourists have the ability to visit other pagodas such as Tu Dam, Tu Hieu, Huyen Khong.
Beside, don’t miss to visit Thuan An, Lang Co beaches and enjoy royal folks!
Moreover, Hue has many special food such as: ‘com hen’, ‘banh bot loc” (rice pastry with meat and shrimp), banh la cha tom (soft pastry wrapped in leaves with meat, shrimp, and egg), banh hot thit quay (roast pork pastry), banh la (sweet sticky rice wrapped in leaves)… Bun thit nuong (rice vermicelli with grilled meat), Bun bo gio heo (rice vermicelli with beef and pork) are loved by many tourists.
(Source: Internet, Tripadvisor)