The imperial capital Hue has been the capital of the unified Vietnamese nation since 1802, after Nguyen Anh ascended the throne to open the Nguyen Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam's history. Hue ended its mission as the capital of Vietnam in 1945 when the last Nguyen emperor, Bao Dai, abdicated. Since then, the ancient capital Hue has become the ancient capital.  

1. The best time to travel to Hue

The weather in Hue is a mixture of the weather of the North and the South. The rainy season usually starts in June and ends in December. Hue does not have a clear winter, but when there is a northeast monsoon, the weather in Hue is often wet and there may be prolonged drizzle. The most suitable time to visit Hue is the season change between spring - summer (March, April, May) and autumn - winter (October and November). 

2. By what means to Hue?

+ By plane: this is the most convenient means for tourists to easily reach the ancient capital. Every day, there are many flights to Hue from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong of Vietnam airlines, Vietjet air, Bamboo... Flight time from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Hue is approximately 1 hour. Phu Bai Airport is located 20km from the city center, traveling time by car is about half an hour. 
+ By train: Train is an interesting transportation option for a trip if you are passionate about the beauty of the country by the window of the train. On board, there are many types of seats for guests to choose from: hard seats, soft seats, 6-bed cabins or 4-bed cabins. Train passengers are served meals during the day, recreational facilities and restrooms are located in each car. Thong Nhat trains departing from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City all stop at Hue station for passengers to get on and off. Travel time from Hanoi to Hue ranges from 12-14 hours and from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue is 18-20 hours.
+ By coach: There are many bus trips from provinces and cities to Hue, especially from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 
• From Hanoi, there are Hoang Long, Camel Travel, The Sinh Tourist, with prices ranging from 250,000 to 350,000 VND/time, running approximately 12-16 hours.
• From Saigon are Tam Minh Phuong, Minh Duc, Hoang Long, Huong Ty firms, prices from 400,000 to 650,000 VND/time; The journey lasts 1 day from 20-24 hours.
• From Da Nang, there are countless choices, of which the most popular are The Sinh Tourist, HAV Limousine, Huetourist... A comfortable car seat only costs 80,000 - 180,000 VND/way, about 2-3 hours to arrive. .

3. Means of transportation in Hue

Like other cities in Vietnam, tourists have many means of transportation when coming to Hue. However, in Hue, there is Perfume River flowing through, so visitors can travel easily by waterway to visit attractions of the ancient capital.
+ Motorbike: If you are confident and capable of driving in a strange city and you like to explore every corner of the ancient capital, renting a motorbike is the best option. You can easily rent a car at the facilities where you stay or online. Just spend about 100,000 VND/day and you will have a good motorbike to ride.
+ Taxi: You can easily catch a taxi anywhere and everywhere. This vehicle is available at the airport, train station, bus station... The price is the same as in other cities, ranging from 12 to 14,000 VND/km. If you are lucky, you can meet a knowledgeable and knowledgeable driver, then you will have more knowledge about Hue.
+ Motorbike taxis in Hue are often called carts: If you don't want to ride a motorbike, but you still want to explore the city by this 2-wheel vehicle, you should find a motorbike taxi driver. You can rent the whole day or charge per ride. Very convenient, isn't it?
+ Bicycle: Hue also has a bicycle rental service for you to leisurely walk in the Citadel or along the banks of the romantic Perfume River. With only about 50,000 VND/day, you already have a great bike to get around.
+ Cyclo: In front of restaurants, hotels or attractions, there are usually cyclo drivers waiting to take you out for dinner or taste local specialties. It is romantic if you leisurely admire the scenery of the streets when the city lights up on a cyclo slowly drifting along the Perfume River. Car rental is usually 100,000 VND/hour for 2 people. 
+ Motorboat: This is the most convenient means for you to visit attractions along the two banks of the Perfume River such as Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb or Thuy Bieu Village. The waiting berth of these dragon boats is right in the city center. You can order more services such as dining, releasing flower lanterns, or singing Hue on the boat.

4. The attractions in Hue cannot be missed.

+ Hue Citadel: is a place to visit that any visitor cannot ignore. The citadel is a collection of nearly 100 large and small architectural works, marking the existence of an entire dynasty within 143 years. The collection of architectural works in the Imperial City is recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage. Hue Citadel consists of 3 parts: Imperial Citadel, Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City. Some typical works in Hue Citadel such as: Ky Dai, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Royal Theater, Thuong Uyen Garden, Hue Royal Museum, The Mieu, Hien Lam Cac... worthy of a masterpiece of art and architecture. Please spend 3-4 hours to explore Hue Citadel.
+ Thien Mu Pagoda: The oldest pagoda in the ancient capital was built in 1601. The pagoda is located about 4km from the city center, right on the left bank of the Perfume River. From the gate of the pagoda, visitors can see the whole scene of Hue city and far to the west is the majestic Truong Son mountain range. Thien Mu Pagoda is the Buddhist center of Hue and represents the central temple architecture. Attached to Thien Mu pagoda is Phuoc Duyen tower (built in 1847) and the sound of temple bells can be heard tens of kilometers away. What makes the bells of Thien Mu Pagoda so special is that the bells are struck twice a day, 3:30 and 19:30, each time hitting 108 times in an hour. 
+ Perfume River: Originating from the majestic Truong Son mountain range in the west, the Perfume River is the symbol of Hue. The peaceful and poetic river flows through the beautiful city at every angle and at any time of the day. Treat yourself to a cruise on the Perfume River by boat in the evening to admire the peaceful and poetic Hue city at night. 
+ Trang Tien Bridge: The steel bridge built in the early twentieth century has undergone many events over time and is also considered a symbol of the city. Take a leisurely walk on the bridge, watch the life on both sides of the river and the Citadel silently reflected in the water of the Perfume River. 
+ Tomb of Tu Duc: Located next to the Perfume River and not far from the city center, Tu Duc Tomb represents the tomb architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Tu Duc Tomb does not evoke a feeling of mourning, but it is a real work of art with more than 30 unique architectural works, where King Tu Duc lived and worked regularly in the last years of his life. Currently, the mausoleum has been restored to many items to serve visitors.
+ Tomb of Minh Mang: The mausoleum work is evaluated as the most beautiful of the 8 mausoleums of the Nguyen kings. Minh Mang mausoleum is like a poem, a work of art. Minh Mang is famous for being a king of words, so he chose for himself the location to build a very poetic mausoleum, harmonizing the landscape and architectural works, bold oriental feng shui.
+ Vong Canh Hill: Belonging to the southwest area of ​​the city, Vong Canh hill is located peacefully by the charming Perfume River. True to its name Vong Canh, standing on the hill, you can zoom your eyes to all the famous tourist attractions of Hue such as Ngoc Tran mountain - where Hon Chen temple is located, the mausoleums, the roofs of temples. ancient ... interspersed with romantic green forests.
+ Dong Ba Market: Dong Ba is the most famous market not only in Hue but also in the central region. The market is located right next to the citadel, is a busy trading place of goods and local specialties. Dong Ba is not only a simple market but it is also a cultural feature, a history of an entire city. You can find everyday items or souvenirs in the market stalls.
+ Thuan An Beach: Located about 30km from Hue city center, Thuan An beach quenches your thirst for the sea, but you don't want to leave the city to go too far. The beach is more than 1km long, with smooth waves and flat sand. 
+ Tam Giang Lagoon: The most famous lagoon system in the Central region. Tam Giang is the convergence of three rivers: the Perfume River, the O Lau River and the Bo River. Having come to Tam Giang, it is best not to think too much. Otherwise, you will make the vast earth and sky here tired with the hustle and bustle of the city. Please go to the stalls scattered on the water, drink a glass of water, if possible, take a small sip of wine and wait for the fishermen to pass by. The shrimp and fish here are especially fresh, so don't miss it.

5. Hue cuisine

Hue is not only the palaces and citadels, this beautiful and poetic land is also a treasure of unique cuisine, a combination of royal sophistication and popular taste. cause lasting memories for those who have tried it. Here are some specialties of Hue that if you have not enjoyed it, then your Hue trip is not really complete.
+ Bun Bo Hue: This is one of the specialties of Hue, although this noodle dish is available all over the country and also abroad. The dish has the main ingredients of vermicelli, beef, pork rolls and the broth has a characteristic red color and has the taste of lemongrass and shrimp. Sometimes the bowl of vermicelli is also added with pork blood and crab cakes depending on the taste of each guest. Never forget to enjoy Hue beef noodle soup right in the ancient capital to enjoy the full flavor of this famous dish. 
+ Com Hen: is a special dish in Hue. Mussel rice dish with ingredients is cold rice mixed with stir-fried mussels, mussels sauce, fish sauce, cabbage vegetables, fat balls, grilled rice paper, crispy fried noodles, whole roasted peanuts, chili... All ingredients made Therefore, the mussel rice must be cooled down in the Hue style, except for the mussel juice, which must be used hot. This dish must be eaten very spicy to see the true Hue.
+ Types of cakes in Hue: Hue land is famous for dozens of different types of cakes, with different flavors and recipes that can satisfy any fastidious diners who visit here such as banh beo cup, banh beo, filter cake. , banh khot, ram little cake, phu thi cake, nam cake, Hue pressed cake, fruit green bean cake... Every type is delicious and processed quite sophisticatedly. 
+ Hue tea: Delicious tea dishes in Hue also contribute to enriching the cuisine of the Co Do land, leaving a deep impression in the hearts of tourists every time they come to Hue. The most famous tea dishes are: lotus seed tea wrapped with longan, roasted pork filter cake, areca flower tea, corn tea, jelly tea, pomegranate seed dew tea, mixed tea, pomelo tea... When coming to Hue After visiting the castles and citadels and enjoying many specialties such as Bun Bo, rice with mussels, don't forget to visit the tea shops to enjoy.
+ King rice: This meal is often organized by hotel restaurants at the request of tourists and must follow the rules of court etiquette. In the delegation, it is necessary to elect someone to play the role of the king, the person to play the role of the vagabond and the mandarins. Diners are dressed in royal costumes and an orchestra plays royal music. King rice tray includes 11 dishes from starters, main dishes to desserts. Everything is done in a sophisticated way from the selection of ingredients, processing to presentation. Especially in the king's meal that tourists can enjoy, indispensable dishes such as spring rolls, phoenix rolls, bird's nest, venison, abalone fin. These are the main dishes of Hue king's meal.
Win Vic



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