Things To Do In Hue

things to do in hue

There are many tourist attractions in Hue for sightseeing and discovering when you have trip to this city. Especially, this list of 20 tourist attractions below will bring you the most interesting experience.

Why should you travel to Hue?

Located on the bank of the romantic river called Perfume river and most well-known for its historic values because of ancient Imperial Vietnamese. Hue is the city with high historical value in Viet Nam.

If you are a history buff, or simply a exotic culture lover, Hue – Vietnam’s former Royal Capital is a travel destination and definitely on the top list of your travel plan. You will be brought back to previous centuries in the imperial city and collect a large knowledge of ancient architecture and historical museum which were once belong to the Kings and Queens.

Interestingly, Hue has the diverse cuisine. It’d be a regret to miss the opportunity to enjoy Hue’s food.
If you only have little time to visit Hue, you can easily book “One day tour to Hue from Da Nang” which departs daily with reasonable price.

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Now, let’s not wait no more, here are the best things to do in Hue when the opportunity to visit the ancient capital of Vietnam.

Best Things To Do In Hue

Hue imperial citadel

Hue imperial citadel is the political and administrative center of the Nguyen Dynasty as well as the residence of ancient royal kings. It was built as a large complex with the unique royal-style architecture. And you should not miss the opportunity to admire the antiquities rooms here.

Thien Mu Pogada

Thien Mu Pagoda is also a famous travel destination in Hue where you should not pass in your trip. Thien Mu Pagoda is designed with 7 floors and be well – known as Hue’s symbol, from here, you can see clearly Perfume river and enjoy the romantic and airy view.

King’s Tomb in Hue

One of the most famous tourist destinations in Hue where attract both of international and domestic tourists are Ancient King’s Tombs in Hue such as: Khai Dinh Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb with unique architecture and style.

Khai Dinh Tomb

For those who love and are particularly interested in architecture and historical knowledge, it is impossible to ignore the Hue mausoleums built to honor the famous kings of Hue.

Minh mang tomb

Hue tombs are built with unique architecture, carved subtly to tell stories of Buddhist legends. Some famous tombs you need to visit include Tomb of Tu Duc, Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb.

Perfume River – A beautiful destination

Perfume River is the famous waterway in Viet Nam and the pride of Hue’s people for its charm and romance. This is a wonderful for sightseeing and to spend your night with friends and family.

Perfume River

In oder to completely experience the Perfume River, you can easily buy a royal cruise ticket to enjoy the night view of Hue and listen to the Hue traditional music on the river which used to be performed for ancient Kings and Queens.

Bach Ma National Park

Located about 40km from Hue city, Bach Ma National Park is an ecological destination for adventurous tourists. With the height of 1450 meters, you can see over view of Hue and admire the majestic waterfall. You can swim in the sparkling blue lakes and discover the diverse ecosystems around.

Especially, you can spend your night here by camping at the campsites. You can book tour one day with reasonable price to Bach Ma with Dacotours.

Lang Co Bay

Travelling to Hue, you are not only visiting an ancient town but also admiring beautiful beaches and Lang Co beach is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Viet Nam with long white sand and blue water. Such a vivid view. Lang Co beach is an extremely marvelous destination where you should not miss to discover Hue

Thuan An Beach

Thuan An Beach is a travel destination where attracts a lot of tourists to visit and go camping. It is located about 15km from Hue City, belong to Thuan An town, Phu Van District which brings a peaceful feeling and fresh view for tourists to relax. Seafood in Thuan An beach are very fresh and delicious so you should try it when you travel there.

Lap An Lagoon

Lap An Lagoon is an over 800ha area, it is an engaging tourism destination where located under Hai Van Pass. The most beautiful Lap An Lagoon is at the sunset when the sun is gradually disappearing after the majestic Bach Ma Mountain, the water surface begins to change to orange mixed with the blue color of the lagoon water along with the surrounding landscape.

Here, you seem to pour out all the stresses in your life, and blend into the airy and peaceful nature. In addition, you also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes made from oysters and other types of seafood.

Truong Tien Bridge

Truong Tien Bridge is also known as Trang Tien Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in Hue. It uniquely designed in Gothic architecture, crossing the poetic and beautiful Perfume River. Truong Tien bridge along with Perfume River has been a symbol of hue tourism and pride of the Hue’s people.

Hue Museum of Ancient Antiquities

If you are interested in antiques, the museum of ancient antiquities is a famous place to visit in Hue that you should not ignore. In this museum, you will find many different works from the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945.

When visiting the various galleries, you will be admired by the traditional furniture as well as textile products, jewelry and other ancient objects that once belonged to the Nguyen Dynasty.

Thanh Toan bridge

Thanh Toan bridge is an ancient famous place where you should not miss when visiting Hue. It is believed to be more than 200 years. Thanh Toan bridge crosses a small river at the end of Nhu Y river where the water flows through, softly curving from the village head to the end of the village. It is made up from wood and roofed with bricks.

Elephant stream

Elephant stream is a beautiful destination between Hue and Da Nang City and located about 17km from Hai Van Pass. It is a gorgeous place to setting up a picnic plan beside the cool stream.

Elephant stream in Hue is famous with huge elephant statues and attracts tourist by the scenery of the natural forest and stream. Unforgettable, you should try new taste from the local food, so amazing.

Hon Chen Palace

Hon Chen Palace is a travel destination in Hue, it is famous by mystery anecdotes stories on the Ngoc Tran mountain of Huong Tra town, Hue Province. Hon Chen Palace is a group of historical and religious works with unique architectures and ancient decorations. This place attracts many tourists in festivals taking in March and July every year.

Dong Ba Market

Dong Ba Market is one of the largest and oldest shopping spots in Hue, it associated with hundred-year history of the Nguyen dynasty. Dong Ba Market in Hue is even more well-known when the famous chef Anthony Bourdain visited to enjoy and introduce some of the cuisine.

Coming to Dong Ba Market, you can enjoy delicious cuisine and buy some food specialties, souvenirs for your relatives and friends after coming back from your travel to Hue.

Ho Quyen Arena

Ho Quyen Arena in Hue is about 5km from the city center located on Long Tho Hill, it is a unique constrution not only in VietNam but also in the world. Ho Quyen Arena was built during in Minh Mang’s reign where was the dramatic battles between the two powerful animals, tiger and elephant.

Unfortunately, you don’t have chance to witness any epic battle between these two animals because of the closure in 1990. However, you can visit the unique historical monument and if you look closely, you can still see the traces of tiger claws crashing into the walls.

Vong Canh Hill in Hue

There are many famous tourist attractions in Hue, including the Vong Canh hill. This is the most ideal place for outdoor activities such as walking, scenic sightseeing combined with road tours along the bank of romantic Perfume River and you can admire the whole scene city from the above.

Ngu Binh Mountain

Ngu Binh mountain is often referred to briefly as Ngu mountain – located about 4 km south of Hue city center, it is a prominent natural symbol and pride of Hue’s people.

Ngu Mountain is famous for its majestic natural landscapes with the poetic Huong River in the green, all of this creates a charming, impressive young picture especially when travel to Hue.

Tam Giang Lagoon

Tam Giang Lagoon covers an area of about 52 km square, cover a part of four districts as Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Huong Tra and Phu Vang District. This is the largest brackish lagoons in Southeast Asia. This place has the wild beauty and simplicity along with the simple and rustic life of the local people

Truoi Lake, Truc Lam Zen Manastery

Truoi Lake is a large hydroelectric project located at the foot of Bach Ma Mountain. In the middle of Truoi Lake is Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery laying like a beautiful picture with majestic mountains and rivers. If you come to Hue, do not forget to pay a visit to this beautiful and interesting destination.

There are white clouds all year around, you can enjoy wonderful relaxing moments with cool fresh air. If you go to in the winters, you should equip with warm clothes because there is often fog and drizzle.

Thanh Tan Hot Spring

AlbaThanh Tan hot spring is one of the most famous hot water resorts in Vietnam, located about 30km northwest of Hue city in Phong Son commune, Phong Dien district, Thua Thien – Hue province.

Thanh Tan hot spring resort is designed as a large and clean green park with fresh air and a lot of fun games to enjoy.


If you are planning a journey to Hue in the near future, the above is the list of 20 beautiful and famous destinations in Hue that you should put on the plan for your trip. Hopefully this article will contribute to your travel experience.
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