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HueVietnam

Explore the fortresses and palaces, lake-side tombs, boulevards lined with stunning flame trees and the acclaimed royal cuisine of this historic Vietnamese city.

Set on the picturesque Perfume River, the ancient city of Hue is a dramatic monument to ages past, both triumphant and tragic. Come to this historic capital, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to wander tranquil tree-lined boulevards, visit stately tombs and experience one of Vietnam’s most acclaimed culinary traditions.

Hue rose to prominence as the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, which ruled over a united Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. The city suffered damage during the First Indochina War and was devastated during the war with America. Reconstruction has been ongoing ever since.

The north side of the river is dominated by the Imperial City (Kinh Thanh Hue), a complex encircled by 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) of wall and moat. Stroll around this tranquil area and admire the elegant architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Step into the Imperial Enclosure, and explore the various temples, residences, ruins and gardens. At the heart of the enclosure you will find the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City.

Take a cruise or a taxi ride to see the extravagant royal tombs along the south side of the river. These opulent Nguyen-era mausoleums are remarkable examples of Imperial Vietnamese design. Don’t miss the enchanting Tomb of Tu Duc, which was designed to represent a “lifetime dream” with its vast pine forest and serene lake. On the northern bank of the river is the Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest pagoda in Vietnam.

Hue is renowned for its cuisine, a legacy from the Imperial era. Treat yourself to an Imperial Banquet, and don’t miss other local specialties such as beef and pig's knuckle vermicelli and delicious savory pancakes.

Hue is accessible from Ho Chi Minh City by road and rail, and it is just 16 kilometres (10 miles) from the airport at Phu Bai. Adventurous travellers will enjoy a motorbike tour of the city or the nearby Hai Van Pass. The surrounding area is worth exploring as well, offering charming local villages and relaxing hot springs.

Where to stay in Hue

Top hotels in Hue

Banyan Tree Lang Co
Banyan Tree Lang Co
5 out of 5
Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc, Thua Thien-Hue
The price is RM1,203 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

This Phu Loc resort is on the beach, 8 mi (12.9 km) from Lang Co Beach, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Bach Ma National Park and Hai Van Pass Viewpoint.

4.7/5Exceptional! (318 reviews)
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"Great relaxing stay at Banyan Tree. We ate in all five restaurants including the Rice Bowl in sister hotel Angsana - the Rice bowl restaurant is very nice. Spa treatments were lovely, professional and extremely relaxing. Golf was challenging but amazing. Staff meet your every need and lastly The ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

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Pilgrimage Village Hue
Pilgrimage Village Hue
5 out of 5
130 Minh Mang Road, Hue, Thua Thien-Hue
The price is RM282 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

This family-friendly Hue hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tomb of King Thieu Tri, Nam Giao Esplanade and Thien An Monastery. Thuy Tien ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (520 reviews)

"Pros : Staffs are very kind and attentive. Room is spacious . Cons : Towels are too old, need to be changed ."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Pilgrimage Village Hue
Champa Lang CO Hotel
Champa Lang CO Hotel
3 out of 5
LANG CO TOWN PHU LOC DISTRICT, Phu Loc, Thua Thien-Hue (province)
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Situated in Phu Loc, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Lang Co Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of Da Nang Bay and Hai Van Pass Viewpoint. Chan May Port and ...

Champa Lang CO Hotel
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Vacation Rentals in Hue

Maison Vu Tri Vien
Maison Vu Tri Vien
3.5 out of 5
27- Kiet 110 - Nht L - Hue, Hue, Thua Thien-Hue (province)

Situated in Hue, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts and Imperial City. Dong Ba Market and Truongtien Bridge are also within ...

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Lotus House
Lotus House
3 out of 5
36 Dang Tran Con, Hue

Situated in Hue, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts and Imperial City. Truongtien Bridge and Dong Ba Market are also within ...

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Rose
Rose
3 out of 5
45/2 kiet 42 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
The price is RM379 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb

Located in Hue City Centre, this holiday home is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Truongtien Bridge and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Imperial City. Con Hen and Dong Ba Market are ...

Rose
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