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.
Suggested itineraries featuring Hue
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Hue, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Hue
- Bach Ma National Park 15 miles away
- Lang Co 34 miles away
- Bho Hoong 38 miles away
- Hoi An 64 miles away
- Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park 124 miles away
- Kon Tum 149 miles away
- Qui Nhon 217 miles away
- Buon Ma Thuot 265 miles away
- Central Highlands 265 miles away
- Lak Lake 283 miles away
- Ninh Binh 283 miles away
Accommodation choices for Hue
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Ideas for experiencing Hue
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