Situated in a narrow strip of land in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. Hue is worldwide famous for wonderful natural landscapes, imperial remaining relics, and hospitable local people. The city is worth one of the most ideal stunning destinations in Vietnam. If time permits, you should spend 4-5 days to experience three main attractive provinces in the middle of Vietnam including Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang.
Each place has a unique beauty but always bring out the best in each other. October to March is the ideal time to visit Hue. There are variety means of transportation to get to Hue such as Airplane, Train, Car or even motorbike, bus and coach if visitors start off from nearby provinces.
Things to go and see
Hue city is one of the place which has many culture heritages and they will definitely make an indelible impression on you. You can soak up the ancient majestic space of Old Citadel, The Hue Imperial city, Thien Mu Pagoda, come to visit Royal Tombs of King in Nguyen Dynasty with both royal and folk architectures inside. Huong (Perfume) River, which is considered as symbol of romantic nature of Hue, is always the best choice to enjoy traditional folk music and sightseeing as well. Along with poetry Huong river, Truong Tien River is also a must – go when you come to this romantic city. Leaving far away from the city center, Thuan An and Lang Co beach are awaiting you to discover with the sun, sand, wind, fresh air, and natural scenery. Another amazing place to go is Tam Giang Lagoon, which has the scene in the afternoon changes by minutes where the mixing of water and the sky are on the water face and where hides corners of the life. The great view of Tam Giang will be not only an attraction for tourists to take memorable photographs but also completely make you put your heart and soul into it.
Hue local people has been known as hospitable, friendly and polite citizens. However, you need to come to this city to see how magical the way people here serve local cuisine. From imperial specialties to street foods, Hue local cuisine has both luxurious and rustic popular dishes, which have been cooked by talented people. All of those things set Hue cuisine a part from other regions in the country and is considered as the best in Vietnam.
One more thing that you should not miss is a great deal of festivals in Hue. There are two kind of festivals in Hue: traditional festivals and royal festivals. Each one reflects a different side of activities, but the overarching goal is always to retain important implications in the life of Hue people.
Most of travel agencies in town offer one day tour around the city and guide you to conical hat and incense making village or traditional handicraft product shops, you can buy a lot of small gifts and presents with very reasonable price.
Best time to visit Hue
May to September are the hottest month in Hue and sometimes it gets unbearable with this kind of weather. It means that October to April is the best time to come. The average temperature during this period is between 20 and 30 Celsius Degree.
How to get to Hue
There are various options from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and other provinces exist to get to Hue city. The most popular is by air with the exclusive service from Vietnam airline. Or you can choose a very pleasant way and totally have a chance to see the beauty along the entire length of Vietnam from Hanoi to Hochiminh city by train. If you start your journey from a nearby provinces, taking a bus or a coach with a reasonable ticket price is highly recommended.