Tourist destinations in Hue city

Royal Palace: Royal citadel inside the imperial Hue city is the first destination you should visit when travelling to Hue. After more than 100 years, monumental architectural works only remains a half of initial figure but still carrying the majesty of a feudal dynasty.Royal palace citadel Hue is quite wide, it can takes one day to explore all.

Festival song (ca trù) on Huong river: Huong river is also the pride of Hue tourism. In the evening, when the weather is cool, you can buy a ticket (about 50.000VNĐ) to get on the boat viewing ancient imperial city and listening to the festival song which is an original art performance of academic character – has been preserved for the past 10 centuries.
Hue museum of Royal fine arts (located in Long An palace): is a gallery of antiques displaying collections of bronze, pottery, personal belonging of former Viet Nam emperors.

hue royal palace

Hue Royal palace

Royal tombs: You should not ignore the royal tombs when travelling to Hue. The tombs of the kings in Hue have own features and interesting historical stories. However, the tombs are often far apart and not in the center of the city. You should hire a cab or a self-drive car for a tour to visit these tombs.

Hon Chen temple: was located in Ngoc Tran Mountain. Hon Chen Temple plays an important role in spiritual life of people in Hue city. This is the only temple which is combination between royal etiquette and folk belief.

Thien Mu Pagoda: The pagoda was built in 1600 and preserved through many times until now. Thien Mu Pagoda attracts many visitors by magnificence and poetic beauty.

Vong Canh hill: is 7km from the center of Hue city. From the Vong Canh hill, tourist can see the poetic beauty of Hue city through view of the tombs and Huong River flowing across the city.

 thiên mụ pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda


Ngu Binh Mountain: Beside Huong River, Ngu Binh Mountain is the second gift of nature for Hue tourism. From long time ago, this beautiful mountain and Huong River have become the symbol of Hue’s nature. You can view all famous tourist attractions of Hue from top of the mountain.

hương river

Huong River and Ngu Binh Mountain

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