Thua Thien Hue Tourism Overview

You intend to travel to Hue city in Vietnam, but you don’t know much information about Hue. This article is a Hue overview helping tourists have a more meaningful trip.

Hue overview

Thua Thien Hue Overview

Area: 71.68 km²

Population: 344,581 people (2012)

Attractions: Hue Citadel, Khai Dinh Tomb, Ngu Binh Mountain, Huong River, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc.

The mention of Thua Thien Hue tourism refers to the city of Festival. If you have ever been to Thua Thien Hue, you will surely have an unforgettable impression of the romantic beauty of the Perfume River, Ngu Mountain.

Hue is located in the narrow strip of central Vietnam. Hue is diverse about natural landscapes and has a rich history of history and culture. Traveling to Hue is a right choice for those who want to experience. Hue is 18km from Phu Bai airport, 50km from Chan May port apart. It is the center of science and training of the Central, the center of culture and tourism of Vietnam. Huong River passes through the city giving this city a poetic beauty.

Hue, is one of the world cultural heritages, including the Citadel system, palaces, mausoleums of the Nguyen kings, royal architecture, folk architecture, pagodas, temples. In addition, there is some majestic natural scenery such as Huong River, Ngu Mountain, Bach Ma Mountain.

Famous attractions in Hue

Hue Citadel is a destination not to be missed when visiting Hue, the Citadel includes the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City with royal art architecture and unique royal garden. Every two years, visitors everywhere come here to attend a large cultural festival with the active cooperation of the French Republic.

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According to the experience of Hue tourism, Khai Dinh Tomb is a famous tourist spot in Hue, is the resting place of the 12th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty – Khai Dinh.  It can be said that the work reflects the lavish character, the splendor of King Khai Dinh at that time. This is a valuable architectural work of art bringing a bright spot for Hue tourism.

Hue overview

Thien Mu Pagoda, built from the reign of King Nguyen Hoang, is associated with a myth, with ancient architecture, natural beauty and wide scale, Thien Mu Pagoda has become the most beautiful pagoda. Through many small repairs, besides architectural works such as Phuoc Duyen tower, Dai Hung palace, electrophotography, Quan Am power … along with stone stonework, bronze bell, Thien Mu pagoda today is also a place where there are many precious antiques not only historically but also art, these highlights turned Thien Mu Pagoda into a tourist attraction when traveling to Hue.

Hue overview

Perfume River is known as the most beautiful river in the world. It is like a gentle silk strip, like a guide downstream bringing visitors to Vi Da garden with flowers and green grass. With the love that nature brings to the Huong River, it makes this place become an indispensable destination when traveling Hue.

Hue overview

Hue Climate

Hue has a climate exception compared to the North and the South. The climate is harsh and there are differences between the appropriate time to travel Hue.

Transportation to Hue

From Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi you can take the Central Vietnam tour to Hue by train, car or plane. If you choose the means of trains, you can go to Sai Gon Station at 01 Nguyen Thong, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Tel: 08. 39 318 952 or Ha Noi station at 120 Le Duan street, Hoan Kiem, Tel: 84.43.9423697. Besides, you can buy tickets directly at the station or over the phone. There are many types of tickets for you to choose (hard chair, soft chair, bed with air conditioning …). The train stops at Hue railway station located in the inner city of Hue.

If you travel Hue from Saigon, Hanoi by car, you can choose popular car companies:

  • Hoang Long (Tel: 0988 259 568)
  • Mai Linh (Tel: 08 39292929)

Car departs from bus station Eastern, My Dinh bus station. There are two types of car: seat and bed. In addition, tickets will include food and water. The duration of the trip will be longer than the train due to the car having to stop at the meal. The duration of a trip is expected to be around 60 hours.

In addition, the aircraft is the fastest means to go to Hue, and the price is also the highest. Airfare from Ho Chi Minh City or Ha Noi to Hue has many levels, ranging from 1.5 million per person. Currently, there are many airlines offering promotions with attractive fares such as VietJetAir, Jetstar, Vietnam Airline … You also should note the promotions to be able to hunt for cheap tickets.

Hue Cuisine

Hue also preserves over 1000 dishes cooked in the Hue style, including dishes of the Nguyen Dynasty kings. The menu has several dozen delicacies, prepared and organized meticulously and sophisticatedly. Moreover, there are hundreds of dishes richly processed having seductive flavor and attractive colors. In particular, the dishes in Hue more emphasis on quality ingredients. The art of displaying dishes is also very beautiful, so Hue tourist attractions attract a lot of visitors, including both domestic and international tourists. Come to Hue, you cannot ignore some local food such as: Hue Noodle Soup, Hue Traditional Cakes…..

Hue overview

Shopping spot in Hue

Hue is famous for its marketplaces that sell handicrafts made by well-trained craftsmen, with large traditional marketplaces, beautiful souvenir shops, and shopping centers. Surely they will satisfy the shoppers when traveling to Hue.

Hue overview




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