This romantic city is the best place to experience the country’s imperial past. Other highlights include the atmospheric tunnels at Vinh Moc and the battle site of Khe Sanh.
Backed by the mountains of the Annamite Cordillera and set on the beautiful Perfume River, this is the best place to experience the country’s imperial past.
The last imperial family, the Nguyens, ruled under French protection from 1802 to 1945 and their mausoleums compete in scale and grandeur as they line the valley as it leads up to the hills. Lavishly squandering their country’s wealth and manpower, these mausoleums are amongst the country’s most poignant sights. They are not the only attractions here though.
You can board a boat and travel to the Thien Mu Pagoda, dating back to 1602 and surrounded by graceful gardens, or explore Hue’s more recent past: the former Demilitarized Zone, the atmospheric tunnels at Vinh Moc and the battle sites of Khe Sanh and the Citadel.
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Accommodation in Hue
There are only a few choices for good accommodation in Hue and this is one of the best in town. It is centrally located and offers comfortable facilities for your stay in Hue.
La Residence Hotel & Spa
Ideally located opposite the Imperial Palace along the quiet banks of the Perfume River, the hotel boasts outstanding views of both the Ancient Citadel and the Forbidden City.
This charming hotel is a practical training centre operated by the Hue Tourism School, and it is located a short walk from the river and restaurants.
Pilgrimage Village Hotel
The Pilgrimage Village harmoniously combines the natural environment and local culture.
Activities in Hue
Interact with a Monk
With more than 400 Buddhist temples and pagodas, Hue is the center of Buddhism in Vietnam. This excursion allows you to get a glimpse of the daily life of a monk.
Perfume River Journey
During a two-hour journey upriver you can first explore Thien Mu Pagoda, a serene and picturesque landmark which is also an important Buddhist site.
Y Thao Garden Restaurant Cookery Course
Located near the ancient citadel in a peaceful suburb of Hue the Y Thao cooking school is a truly unique way to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine and of course lend a hand in creating a culinary masterpiece.
Crossing to the north bank of the Perfume River, you will enter the imposing moated Citadel, built by Emperor Gia Long in 1804.