Hue was located on the banks of Perfume River in the center of Vietnam. It was known as an ancient capital under the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802–1945 which is therefore considered as one of the cities with the longest history and culture in Vietnam. Hue city was recorded of 5 UNESCO World hesitate: The Complex of Hue Monument, Hue Royal Court Music, Nguyen Dynasty Woodblocks, Nguyen Dynasty Imperial Achieves and Poetry on Hue Royal Architectural Works.
If visitors get a chance to reach Hue, they should not miss a boat trip on the poetic Perfume river then visit the ancient temples and pagodas there. The symbols of Hue ancient capital are tombs of the Nguyen dynasties (Hue citadel, Minh Mang tomb, Tu Duc tomb, Khai Dinh tomb…) and the peaceful Thien Mu pagoda.
Nowadays, Hue is also known as the city of festivals in Vietnam such as Hue festival, Hon Chen Temple festival, the wrestling competitions Festival of Sinh Village, Traditional boat racing festival held in Huong Thuy town ...
What to do in Hue
Enjoy a romantic boat trip along the beautiful Perfume River then pass by Thien Mu pagoda, Hon Chen Temple and King Minh Mang tomb.
Four citadels created the Capital City are Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, Inner city and Tran Binh Dai. Visitors can walk around or rent a “xich lo”- Vietnamese cycle to explore these places.
Minh Mang Tomb
Located on the west bank of Perfume River, Minh Mang tomb is a complex of 40 sites which was built from 1840 to 1843 by Thieu Tri with 475 ha to tribute his father – Kinh Minh Mang.
Minh Mang Tomb
Khai Dinh Tomb
Khai Dinh tomb also known as Ung tomb is the final resting place of Khai Dinh, the penultimate emperor of Vietnam from 1916 to 1925 with dimension of 117m x 48.5m whereas.
Thien Mu pagoda (Linh Mu pagoda)
Located on the north bank of Perfume River, Thien Mu pagoda is the symbol of Hue city with the octagonal 21-meter-high tower. It is one of the oldest and most fascinating religious construction in Vietnam.
Thien Mu Pagoda