What to See in Hue City

Hue owns lots of the most ancient projects in its city as the Citadel, the mausoleums, and many pagodas. 


1. Hue Citadel 

The Citadel inside Hue city should be the first destination to visit when you come to Hue. After more than 100 year, the number of architectures in Hue Citadel is just less than a half of it originally. However, they are all still bearing the imposing appearance of a prosperous feudal time. As it is quite large, you should spend half or a day visiting it. 
Hue Citadel is one of the most important project in Hue

2. Listen to Ca Tru on Huong River

 The poetic Huong river is a pride of Hue. At night, when the weather is cool , you can buy a ticket at a price of 50,000 VND (~2,3 USD)  to travel on a boat, admiring the ancient capital at night and listening to the songs that can bring you back hundred years ago. 

3. Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts

located in Long An Palace, the most beautiful palace of the palace system under Nguyen dynasty, the museum exhibits the collections of antique belongings, clothes of Kings and Queens under Nguyen dynasty. The architecture is in the form of palace, which is very attractive. 


1. The mausoleums:

These ancient and glorious works are the must-visit destinations when you come to Hue. All the mausoleums of the Kings in Hue bear their own special features and are related to the interesting historical stories. However, they are often far from each other and are not located in the city center. Thus, you should catch a taxi or hire a self-driving car at the price of around 300.000 dong to visit some famous mausoleums like Tu Duc, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh.
Inside of Khai Dinh Tomb
Khai Dinh Tomb is known as the most different one in the mausoleums here.

2. Hon Chen Temple:

The complex of relic in Hue includes about 10 architectural works which are located on the middle of Ngoc Tran mountainside, facing Huong River and hiding under shadow of trees. Hon Chen Temple which is the combination between royal rituals and folk beliefs plays an important role in the spiritual life of the people in Hue. This is also the place where decoration art reached its top in the end of 19th century. 

3. Thien Mu pagoda: 

This is considered an attraction which cannot be ignored in Hue. Built in 1600s and having overcome many times of conservation, Thien Mu Pagoda attract a number of tourists to its imposing and glorious but quite and poetic beauty. To arrive at Thien Mu pagoda, you can go by boat along Huong River. This is really a romantic way of visiting.  
Thien Mu Pagoda - the oldest one in Hue, it is also a Buddhist symbol
Thien Mu Pagoda - the oldest one in Hue, it is also a Buddhist symbol of Vietnam Center.

4. Vong Canh Hill:

The hill is about 7 km from the city of Hue, from which, you can see the romantic scene of Hue, especially the area of mausoleums and Huong River passing the city. 

5. Ngu Binh Mountain: 

Together with Huong River, Ngu Binh Mountain is considered the second gift of nature to Hue, creating a charming beauty of mountain and ocean there. For a long time, this magnificent mountain and Huong River have become the symbol of nature in Hue. Standing on the mountain, all the renowned attractions and the beautiful scenes around are in your eye-sight.  
Ngu Binh Mountain is located beside of the poetic river of Huong.
The Huong River and Ngu Mountain are the heart of Hue City.

Notes when visiting historical sites in Hue

- Adhere to the rules of ticket purchase, each person buys ticket and has it ready in hand so that ticket control is carried out quickly.

- Maintain the general cleanliness of Hue historical sites, do not throw or litter indiscriminately around the walkway

- Do not take photo inside the palace, mausoleum .. if not allowed, should not arbitrarily touch the artifacts

- Avoid making offensive designs or wearing inappropriate clothing when visiting Hue royal court or tombs of Nguyen kings


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