Visiting Hue is coming to the poetic and charming beauty. If anyone has been, is and will be traveling to Hue without visiting the following 10 tourist destinations, it is impossible to fully understand the hidden beauties in the dreamland of Hue.
Minh Mang tomb
Minh Mang Tomb owns a prime location and extremely convenient in Hue. Located on Cam Khe mountain, this is the intersection between the two rivers Ta Trach and Huu Trach, which combine to form the dreamy Perfume River.
Minh Mang Tomb is one of the mausoleums that is considered the most majestic and standard in the architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The entire campus of La Thanh has an area of 1,750m2, arranged in relation to each other to create an extremely beautiful architectural complex. Seen from above, the shape of the mausoleum is like a person resting very naturally and comfortably: The head is towards Kim Phung mountain, the two sides are the two sides of the lake, and the foot rests on the confluence of the river. full of comfort.
Khai Dinh mausoleum
Located just 10 km from the center of Hue city, Khai Dinh Tomb is the last architectural work of the Nguyen Dynasty and also the most outstanding of all the other mausoleums, thanks to its modern construction materials and photographs. influenced by many foreign architectural schools. Khai Dinh Tomb was built in 11 years (1920 – 1931), spanning 2 Nguyen kings, Khai Dinh and his son Bao Dai. Although the mausoleum has the smallest area, it is the mausoleum work that takes the most effort and money among the tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Tu Duc Tumb
Tu Duc Tomb is located in an insect valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village, the former Cu Chanh canton, now Thuong Ba village, Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city. Tomb of King Tu Duc, the 4th king of the Nguyen Dynasty. He reigned for 36 years, from 1847-1883. When it was first built, the mausoleum was called Van Nien Co. After the rebellion of the mausoleum builders, King Tu Duc realized his mistake and changed his name to Khiem Cung. After King Tu Duc died, the mausoleum was renamed Khiem Lang.
The mausoleum complex is divided into two areas: the shrine and the mausoleum. The area impregnated with electricity from Vu Khiem gate passes in front of Cung Mon and then winds around in front of the mausoleum. Passing Vu Khiem gate and the temple to worship the mountain god is the shrine area, formerly the place of rest and entertainment of the king. Tu Duc Tomb has sophisticated architecture, charming landscape and is one of the most beautiful mausoleums of the Nguyen kings that you must definitely explore when traveling to Hue.
Hue Citadel is one of the relics of the Complex of Hue Monuments Complex recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage since 1993. Hue Citadel is the living and administrative center of the imperial court. Vietnam’s last feudalism. Starting with King Gia Long, 13 kings of the Nguyen royal family lived continuously until the end of the dynasty following the announcement of King Bao Dai’s abdication in August 1945.
Up to now, through many ups and downs and time, but as an invaluable asset of the nation, the result of the labors of thousands of people over a long period of time, the Imperial Citadel in Hue has always remained the same. is a historical work proving the existence of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam. To understand the history of Vietnam’s feudal dynasties, Hue Citadel is definitely a place you must visit.
An Hien garden house
After a period of restoration and restoration, An Hien garden house began to open to visitors again from May 15, 2019. Hue garden house has a bold impression, both aristocratic appearance and traditional folk colors. Of the hundreds of garden houses that still exist in Hue, An Hien garden house is the most typical one. The garden house is located on the north bank of the Perfume River, west of the citadel, in the land of Kim Long, where formerly the capital of the Nguyen Lords (now the address is 58 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen Street, Xuan Hoa hamlet, Huong Long commune). Hue city), not far from Thien Mu pagoda.
Currently, An Hien garden house is a cultural address, a familiar stop for tourists when visiting Hue. It is also a distinctive feature of Hue in the urban architectural culture in Vietnam. Tickets to visit An Hien Garden House in Hue cost 20,000 VND/person.
Thien Mu Pagoda – The most ancient and sacred temple in Hue
Nestled in a place that is not noisy and bustling, Thien Mu Pagoda still attracts tourists from all over the world when traveling to Hue because of its mysterious legends, profound beauty and peace on the Perfume River. dream…
Thien Mu Pagoda (also known as Linh Mu Pagoda) is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, about 5km west of Hue city center in the territory of Huong Tra district. Thien Mu Pagoda was officially established in the year of Tan Suu (1601) during the reign of Lord Nguyen Hoang – the first Nguyen lord in Dang Trong.
Every time I come to Hue, I don’t know how many people sob in sorrow before the poetic and lyrical beauty of the Perfume River. This river has consumed the ink of many poets and those who carry heavy nostalgia for Hue. The Perfume River is like a gentle silk strip surrounding Hue. Visiting the ancient capital without enjoying the beauty of the Perfume River is like having never set foot in Hue.
Since ancient times, the Perfume River flows through the forests with the scent of herbs. When coming to Hue, the beautiful Perfume River comes from its source, winding and bringing with it the scent of natural plants and trees as an arrangement that nature bestows on this land.
Dong Ba Market
Dong Ba Market is a must-visit place for tourists when traveling to Hue, not only to visit and learn about the culture and daily life of the people of the ancient capital, but also to enjoy all the delicacies of Hue for a long time. are famous throughout the country such as Hue beef noodle soup, mussel rice, Nam Pho soup cake, Hue cakes, Hue tea…
Dong Ba Market is located along the north bank of the Perfume River, on Tran Hung Dao Street – which is an important street of Hue city. This place has long been the pride of Hue people, a place to show the breath and rhythm of life of Hue land with the faces of aunts and mothers next to the row of shops and hundreds of thousands of heart-pleasing dishes. People.
Night Market in Hue
We visited the night market in Hue at this time it was around 10:30 pm, so most of the shops were closed. Listening to the cyclos talk, around the night market area in Hue, there are extremely diverse rows of ao dai, especially when visitors order in the afternoon, they can get the shirt the next day. Ao Dai in Hue is famous throughout the country. It’s a bit of a pity that we didn’t go earlier to see.
As for the night market in Hue, located on Nguyen Dinh Chieu pedestrian street, right near Dong Ba Market, most of them are restaurants and eateries with many Hue specialties, such as mussel rice, mussel vermicelli, Hue tea, cakes, etc. etc Dong has been playing and exploring Hue all day. Take a stroll by cyclo, walk around the street and then go to the Night Market to sip some of the best snacks in the world.
Foreigner Street (Pho Tay)
If Saigon has Bui Vien west street, Hanoi has Ta Hien west street, Hue is not inferior to these two big tourist cities, Hue has Pham Ngu Lao west street. It is said that the western quarter of Pham Ngu Lao is most crowded here, but in the true sense, the western quarter also expands at the intersection of Le Loi or Vo Thi Sau. Located on the south bank of the Perfume River, Hue West Street is a bustling destination that makes Hue’s quiet picture more colorful. Ask people here about the appearance of West Street, but almost no one knows. Perhaps when Hue tourism gradually develops, more foreign tourists come here, the bars, pubs, and lounges also gradually sprung up, becoming the go-to spot for many westerners.
Although Hue is not as vibrant as other tourist cities, I am sure that visiting Hue will leave you with many unforgettable memories. The Hue tourist attractions above, we have arranged in the correct order to visit first. You can rent a motorbike to explore for 1 day, or take a 1-day tour of Hue which is also reasonable.