Hue

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  • Being the city of Thua Thien - Hue, a central Vietnam province.
  • Rising a fame as Royal Capital
  • Reaching a population of about 350, 400 inhabitants living on an area of 83.3 square km
  • Strongly connecting to feudal dynasty

Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong River, a few miles inland from Bien Dong. Hue was the capital of 9 reigns of Nguyen. Hue still retains culture heritage and intangible heritage which contains values of wisdom and spirit of Vietnam. Throughout the centuries, the quintessence of country converges here to create a fantastic natural picture with romantic river and charming mountain.

Thua Thien Hue is one province of central Vietnam, the north borders Quang Tri, on the south is Da Nang city. It has an area of 5.053,99 square kilometers, average population 1105.5 thousand people. Thua Thien Hue has 8 districts and Hue city includes150 communes, town. Hue is located on the important road north-south. The city is important center in many aspects such as culture, politics, economic, education, health, tourism, science and technology…

Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong River, a few miles inland from Bien Dong. It is about 700 kilometers south of the Hanoi national capital and about 1100 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City. The dry season is from March to August, with high temperatures of 35-400C. The rainy season is from August to January with a flood season from October. The average rainy season temperature is 200C, sometimes as low as 90C. And spring lasts from January to late February.

For nearly 40 years (1558-1945), Hue was the capital of 9 reigns of Nguyen. Hue still retains culture heritage and intangible heritage which contains values of wisdom and spirit of Vietnam. Throughout the centuries, the quintessence of country converges here to create a fantastic natural picture with romantic river and charming mountain. Therefore, Hue is considered as the palaces, temples, majestic tombs, famous destinations…

Located in the heart of Hue, on the northern bank of the Huong River, the architecture system represents the authority of Nguyen absolute monarchy before changes of time. It is the Hue citadel, Tu Cam Thanh. The citadel system is an example of harmony between the quintessence of Western and oriental architecture which are located in the natural landscape with many symbols. The architecture seems to be mixed with wonderful nature, which creates the charming picture.

Hoang Thanh is limited by a wall with approximately 600 meters length and 4 unique entrances. The road leads to Than dao has unique architecture such as: Nghinh Luong Dinh, Phu Van Lau, Ky Dai, Ngo Mon, Thai Hoa, Can Chanh, Can Thanh, Khon Thai, Kien Trung… On the roadside of Than dao, there have hundreds of large and small buildings.

Situated on both sides of Huong River, royal tombs of Nguyen Kings are considered as the achievements of the landscape architecture. The Tombs are heaven for owners when entering the afterlife. Each tomb reflects the personality of the owner. Gia Long tomb is austere but majestic among mountains. Minh Mang tomb is majestic among mountain and lake… Tu Duc tomb formed mainly by the sophistication or human.

Hue existed reputation gardens such as: Ngu Vien, Thu Quang, Thuong Mau, Truong Ninh, Thieu Phuong… The architecture of gardens combines with availability factors creates a specific type of garden in Hue. Each garden has the shadow of the Hue citadel. Nearly a half century as the capital of a dynasty with political institutions based on Confucianism. Besides the golden palace architecture, Hue also preserves hundreds of ancient pagodas.

Associated with feudal dynasty comply with the principles of Confucianism philosophy, festival and music in here had developed. The court has Te Giao ceremony, Te Xa Tac, Nguyen Dan, Doan Duong, Van Tho, Dai Trieu, Thuong Trieu, Ban Soc, Truyen Lo, Duyet Binh… Common people have various festivals: Hon Chen, Cau Ngu, Sinh… Besides, there has ritual form of folk music such as: "tuong" Hue, dance of Hue… Coming here in June, tourists will have opportunity to live in vivid space associated with the cultural festival of hundred years ago. A lot of foreign tourists are curious about Hue’s ritual royal music. Originated from 8 kinds of ritual music under Le dynasty, under Nguyen dynasty, it has improved into 2 kinds of music: "Dai nhac" and "Nha nhac", which are really magnificent, and skillful. Those are only played on formal occasions. This city is proud to be the cradle of traditional music. The Royal Refined Music was proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on December 1993. Traditional music has been preserved in the Hue city. Recently, we have established submissions for UNESCO recognized Hue royal music: Nha nhac is a masterpiece of intangible and cultural heritage.

Today, Hue becomes the typical city of Vietnam. Every two years, people welcome Hue festival. In the opinion of citizens, Hue becomes Festival city because Hue still retains typical architecture and nature construction. The combination between the architecture and landscape makes Hue becomes a city of harmony between architecture-nature and human.

Hue still retains over 1000 dishes cooked by way of Hue; there have dishes for Nguyen dynasty. The menu includes dozens of dishes which are prepared meticulously with attractive flavor, attractive color, and beautiful dishes. The cuisines of Hue are rich, but one of the most striking differences is the prominence of vegetarianism in the city. No one who comes to Hue could forget its ancient beauty and romance.

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Hue Tours

5 Days
DanangHoi AnHue

Designed to bring you the peaceful time when in Central Vietnam, the 5 day tour in Danang - Hoi An - Hue will absolutly worth your visit.
Not only renowned for the romantic time to wander along romantic lantern...

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The diversity of natural environment, geography, history, and culture have created a great potential for Vietnam tourism industry. Consisting of long coastlines, forests, and mountainous regions with numerous...

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  • · Join a trip along famous heritage sites in Vietnam: Halong Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Old Citadel
  • · Watch a special folk art performance telling the Vietnamese ancient stories – Water Puppet Show
  • · Reach the magnificent observation view when trekking in mountainous Sapa
  • · Immerse yourself in peaceful atmosphere along the lantern streets in Hoi An ancient town
  • · Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese specialties in Mekong Delta: Coconut Candy, Rice paper, Pop corn
  • · Exploring the Vietnam's World Heritage in the Central, Hue ancient capital and ancient Hoi An town.
  • · Chancing to visit a typical Vietnamese village in the North Central region, Phuoc Tich village in Hue city.
  • · Visiting the garden houses in Hue city.
  • · An opportunity to join in the daily gardening activities in Tra Que village in Hoi An and understand their life style.
Experiences :
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  • · Discovering the hidden treasures in the Central of Vietnam
  • · Opportunity to explore Vietnam's World Heritages: Ancient Hue City, historical Hoi An City, Cham Tower in My Son
  • · Time to relax at one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam
  • · Enjoying the nature and cultural life style of local people in the Central of Vietnam
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  • · Visiting some of Hue’s imperial tombs included in the Complex of Hue Monuments
  • · Exploring the Cham culture and architecture at My Son Sanctuary
  • · Getting into the local farming lives in Hoi An
  • · Admiring several settings of great natural beauty while cycling
  • · Visit one of the interesting place, Tiger Arena and Trumpeting Elephant site
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  • · Discover best hictoric sites of the top attractive tourist cities, Hue and Danang
  • · Enjoy relaxing time in Marble Mountains & famous My Khe sandy beach
  • · Explore the unique architectural style in old houses in Hoi An ancient town
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  • · Enjoying rounds in famous and awesome designed golf courses Danang Golf Club and Montgomerie Links Danang.
  • · Time to learn about the history and culture of Cham civilization with visit to Cham Museum.
  • · Chance to discover the World Heritages in the Central Vietnam Hue Imperial Citadel and ancient Hoi An town.
  • · Traveling over the Hai Van Pass with 500m-high and enjoy the stunning views north over Lang Co Beach at the top of this pass.
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Things To See In Hue

Phuoc Tich Ancient Village Phuoc Tich Ancient Village
Located on the bank of O Lau river, Phuoc Tich village, Phong Dien commune...
Phu Cam Conical Hat Phu Cam Conical Hat
Phu Cam trade village is traditional handicraft village in Hue. One of the...
Sinh Traditional Village Sinh Traditional Village
Sinh village belongs to Phu Mau commune, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue...
Duong No Village Duong No Village
Duong No village is the place where Ho Chi Minh and his father lived. Here,...
Con Rang Con Rang
Con Rang is one of the biggest graves of Sa Huynh culture since about 2500 yeas...
Tam Giang Lagoon Tam Giang Lagoon
Tam Giang lagoon has 24 kilometers length with an area of 52 square kilometers,...
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Things To Eat In Hue

Hue cuisine Hue cuisine
In 2005, a workshop about Hue cuisine, traditions and modern have been held...
Com Hen Com Hen
Hue has not only poetic landscape with Huong River but also ancient palaces and...
Bun Bo Hue Bun Bo Hue
If people come to Hue, they will unforgettable the flavor of Bun bo Hue – a...
Banh Khoai Hue Banh Khoai Hue
Banh khoai has similarities as “banh xeo” of the southern people but...
Banh Beo Banh Beo
The Hue often uses "banh beo" as snack cake. It is not expensive but has...
Va Hue Va Hue
Va is rustic dish and also becomes upper strata dish when coming Hue. Va makes...
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Things To Do In Hue

Entertaiment in Hue Entertaiment in Hue
When coming to Hue, you can rent motorcycles at prices from 80.000vnd to...
Cau Ngu Festival Cau Ngu Festival
Thuan An is located in the center of Hue, it is far about 12 kilometers from...
Row Skiff Racing Festival Row Skiff Racing Festival
Row skiff racing festival in Hue is an indispensable cultural feature of the...
Gia Lac Festival Gia Lac Festival
During three days of Tet as well as many other areas, all markets in Hue...
Hon Chen Festival Hon Chen Festival
Hon Chen Temple or Ngoc Tran Son- is one of the 16 relics which are ranked in...
Sinh Village Festival Sinh Village Festival
Sinh village belongs to Lai An village, Phu Mau commune, Phu Vang district,...
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