Top Hue destinations you have to visit

Hue is one of the most famous tourism cities including Perfume River and Ngu Binh Mountain, palaces and citadels, tombs and temples with hundred of historic years which are built and embellished by unique materials of Vietnamese and International Architecture so as to maintain Hue City as Cultural Heritage of World. If you do not know where you should go and what you should do, you can check out the top destinations in Hue to make your trip more perfect.

  1. HUE IMPERIAL CITADELtop destinations in Hue

Hue Imperial Citadel is the best attraction for tourist to visit. It has another name is the Forbidden City. UNESCO has officially recognized Hue Imperial Citadel as a World Heritage Site. This construction was constructed in 1805 and completed in 1832 under Nguyen’s reign. Hue Citadel is on the Northern bank of the Perfume River, with an area of 500 ha and a system of three circles of ramparts.

There are about 140 small and large constructions consisting of ramparts, palaces and royal works. Hue Citadel is square in shape (6m high and 10m thick) and has 10 entrances. Especially, it is noted for 24 bastions which are used for defensive purposes. Its unique architecture is combined between the East and the West. If you come there, you will be admired the splendid architecture. These are the reasons why Hue Imperial Citadel is one of the top destinations in Hue.


top destinations in Hue

Dong Ba Market is the biggest market in Hue City, and its width stretches from Trang Tien Bridge to Gia Hoi Bridge. From ancient time, Dong Ba Market had an original name was Qui Gia Thi Market. It was built in the middle of 19th century. After Qui Gia Thi Market was burned to ashes, Dong Khanh King ordered to rebuild and renamed Dong Ba Market.

It opens in the early morning and closes 6:00 PM. Nevertheless, it is better for you to go to the market in the afternoon. This is because you can bargain with sellers easier. This market sells all items such as foods, clothes, equipment and so on.

Particularly, you should come there to buy Hue cultural souvenirs in order to bring home like necklaces, brocade bags or purses, and symbols. This is a reason why Dong Ba Market is one of the top destinations in Hue. If you would like to buy some things, you should bargain with sellers. A few sellers have abilities to use English for trading, so you can ask them to help if you do not have any tour guide.


    top destinations in Hue

Huyen Tran Princess Temple is one of the most well-known temples in Hue. It is located in a beautiful cultural center of mystical mountains, a symbol for the hearts of Hue people for meritorious ancestors who had expanded the territory for the country, which deserves as a wonderful destination for travelers all over the world.

The characteristics are quietness and an endless pine forest. If you would like to relax, you can come there to feel the peace of mind.

Because the road coming to Huyen Tran Princess temple is quite steep, you should drive carefully. If you are scared, you can book a Hue motorbike tour of I Love Hue Tour. We will guarantee your safety.

In addition, it is quite far from the city center and you will spend a lot of time exploring it. Therefore, we advise you to bring water, food, hat and raincoat, or umbrella to avoid unexpected risks.



Ho Thuy Tien is a Vietnamese name of Hue Abandoned Water Park. Hue Abandoned Water Park was constructed in 2004, but it was never completed. This is because its investor doesn’t have enough money to continue this construction. Although Hue Abandoned Water Park is gradually old later, it still attracts tourists coming from around the world because of its overcast space. This overgrown abandoned water park in central Vietnam has become a ‘must-see’ for adventurous tourists.

If you come there, you will have chance to enjoy the wonderful view from the dragon jaw and take some nice photos to keep memories.


May 16, 2017
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