Being the royal capital of Vietnam with historical significance during Nguyen Dynasty in 19th century, Hue was recognized a UNESCO cultural heritage site in 1994. It is like a living museum to preserve valued traces, archeological vestiges and many ancient relics. Not only is an ancient land, Hue also own beautiful beaches such as Thuan An, Lang Co, Canh Duong, etc and distinctive cuisine with deeply local culture such as Hue-style beef noodle (Bun Bo Hue), Water Fern Cake (Banh Beo), Rice with mussels (Com Hen), etc. Moreover, Hue is considered as a homeland of intangible heritage named “Nha Nhac of Hue Court” – a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, declared in 2003 by UNESCO.
Coming Hue to discover valued history, ancient architecture, beautiful beaches and plentiful cuisine.
- When is the best time to visit Hue?
Wet and dry seasons are two typical climates in Hue by monsoon climate’ s effects. The former lasts from September to the end of March, the latter occurs from May to August. The best of time to put a visit to Hue is from January to April with moderate temperate, not too hot and humid as well as not too cold and wet.
- How to visit Hue?
Airplane: Phu Bai Airport is the only domestic Airport in Hue, connecting with several daily flights from big cities as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi with domestic airlines namely Vietnam Airlines, Viet Jet Air, Bamboo Airway, etc.
Train: Hue is one stop station of North-South Railway or Reunification Express. Train is the best choice to discover Hue for beautiful scenery experience along the way.
Bus: There is a lot of shuttle buses with sleeping-seat, departing from Northern and Southern Vietnam with lot of brand and good ticket price.
- What to do in Hue?
Imperial City and Citadel: is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by the first king of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802 with the hundreds of monuments and ruins, such as the Forbidden Purple City.
Perfume River: runs through the whole city of Hue and is romantic and poetic river, especially discovered by a boat ride while listening “Ca Tru” – a local traditional art.
The Tombs of Nguyen Dynasty’s Emperors: During the last feudal reign of Vietnam, Vietnam was ruled by 13 Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty between 1802 and 1945. Each Emperor believed that life is short while death is forever, so they built their tombs of a life after death. Such is Feng shui’ s importance to the Vietnamese that the tombs was constructed in a large area of land with gardens, lakes and impressive buildings. There are three main tombs in Hue, including Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc Tombs, in return.