Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hue city was the former imperial capital of Vietnam and under the Nguyen Dynasty, from 1802-1945, it was the political, cultural and religious center of the country. It is located on the banks of the Perfume River, which flows through many beautiful areas
When to visit
Best time to visit is October to March when the temperatures are comfortable. July and August is extremely hot. Hue is regularly prone to rain
Places of interest in and around Hue
Hue Imperial Citadel: Which covers a 10km area. Dates from 1804 when it was constructed as the home of the Emperor and his family.
Opening hours – 07:30-17:30. Ticket price 105,000 VND (includes entry to the Royal Antiquities Museum)
Thien Mu Pagoda: Considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of Hue. It is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk who, in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight in protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and followers.
Opening times – 07:30-17:30 (entry free)
Perfume River and the Royal Tombs: The Tombs of the following Emperors:
– Tu Duc
– Khai Dinh
– Minh Mang
– Dong Khanh
– Thieu Tri
Entry fees apply to each tomb.