Today travel is not only for entertainment but also for learning new things, contemplating on life and promoting your own abilities. You are passionate about traveling, you would like to experience life and discover new things from trips. Let Hue Smile Travel share with you things you must do when coming to Hue. This will help you have a travel journey to the beautiful ancient capital of Hue to be complete and meaningful.
1. Hue tourism in the rainy season
It is often said that Hue is sad, especially in the rainy season, when Hue wears a dark and romantic sad scenery. Indeed, if the Hue sunny season is as beautiful as a colorful picture, full of sunlight, then the rainy season, Hue is a nostalgic picture. Also on rainy days like that, Hue is exceptionally beautiful and incredibly romantic. Perhaps, only Hue is beautiful in the rainy season and only the rainy season in Hue is so beautiful. Those who have never visited Hue in the rainy season, please experience it immediately.
2. Visiting and checking in the Hue Citadel
Hue Citadel is the residence of the ancient emperor. It is also the political activities of the Nguyen Dynasty occur during 143 years. Hue Citadel, is known as the symbol and pride of Hue people, which recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site in 1993.
The Imperial Citadel of Hue consists of the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City located within the Imperial City of Hue. When you come here, you will admire more than 100 unique and impressive buildings such as Ngo Mon, Thai Hoa Palace, Dien Tho Palace, Kien Trung Palace, Phung Tien Palace, Truong Sanh Palace, Hung Mieu, The Mieu Temple. All of them have the unique architectural beauty of the palace, preserving the impressive historical markers of the Nguyen dynasty.
Especially, if you have the opportunity to visit Hue on each occasion of the Festival, you will often enjoy the image of ancient mossy roof, filled with shimmering and fanciful lights from Ngo Mon Gate. Come here, you will be released into a space imbued with imperial palace ancient times that no other place has. This will be an interesting experience when coming to Hue that you should not miss.
Tour Reference: Hue Day Tour
3. Wearing Hue long dress to take photos on Truong Tien Bridge – Huong River
Truong Tien Bridge is one of the typical symbols in Hue attracting the large number of domestic and international. Truong Tien Bridge has a”6 steel girders and 12 curved spans” unique feature connecting 2 riverbanks of the Huong River and creating a poetic and romantic image. In front of such a peaceful landscape, why don’t you try once wearing a long dress, holding a poem hat, taking pictures on the bank of Truong Tien Bridge. Surely you will have photos full of Hue’s features by the historic bridge of the ancient capital.
4. Listening to Hue folk songs on the Perfume River
The simple and rustic life of Hue people is conveyed through the sweet and profound melodies of “nam ai nam binh”. Only when sitting on the boat, floating on the Perfume River, dropping the lanterns and enjoying Hue singing – this “spiritual dish” will you understand more about the taste and timbre of Hue. The feeling of being immersed in the folk songs, watching the city of Hue at night will help you feel the rhythm of life and more love the land of Hue and its people here.
5. Strolling in Hue walking street
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, the city has closed-off three to traffic and turned into a walking street, you can stroll between the streets to see a different side of Hue. Most of the area’s restaurants, clubs, and other businesses set-up stalls that are influenced by western character. Especially awesome is the intersection of Vo Thi Sau and Chu Van An where young street performers dance, sing and play instruments.
6. Shopping at Dong Ba Hue Market
Dong Ba Market is one of the largest and oldest markets in Vietnam. This is a market of small businesses but quite crowded with buyers and sellers.
Dong Ba market items are very diverse such as seafood, handicrafts, clothing, brocade, silk, souvenirs… Moreover, Dong Ba market is a great place to enjoy Hue’s cuisine. So, what should we eat in Hue? The answer will be shortly!
7. Discovering culinary Hue
Going to Hue without eating Hue dishes is a large omission. Hue’s cuisine can be said to be extremely featured and diverse. Every dish istasty, unique and only delicious when eaten in Hue. When coming to here, we have to try specialties such as Hue beef noodle soup, Hue sweet soup, mussels noodles, Truong Tien bread, spring rolls. Hue’s typical cakes such as Beo cake, Nam cake, Loc cake…
8. Visiting Hue Quoc Hoc High School
In addition to the heritage and landscapes, Hue is also famous for being “the sacred land of extraordinary people” with many old schools – where many talented scholars for the country are produced. In particular, the Hue National High School is more than 100 years old. Its unique architectural combine between Eastern and Western. As one of the unique national relics in Hue, Quoc Hoc High School is one of the must-visit places for tourists when participating in experiencing Hue tours.
9. Traveling around to admire Hue city by cyclo
Have you ever strolled around sightseeing the romantic city of Hue by cyclo? This is an interesting experience that you should try once in your life to feel the peaceful and rustic life here. Traveling by cyclo, you not only immerse yourself in the romantic space, slowly explore each road, every small alley with ancient beauty. On the way, you can choose a few places to stop by the roadside shop to enjoy some snacks, buy some souvenirs, chat a few stories with Hue people who are friendly and hospitable.
View more tour: HUE CITY HALF DAY
10. Visiting Vi Da village
The beauty of Vi Da Hue village is an endless source of inspiration in Vietnamese poetry. Referring to Vi Da village, people immediately remembera peaceful scenery. If one day, you feel tired of the bustling city, however, Vi Da village still looms over small houses with the appearance of ancient features. In the daytime, Hue is bustling and busy. But when the night came, Hue put on the peace and thought. The beauty of Hue in the evening is also garish, romantic and not less than anywhere. So, do not miss the sweet and beautiful Hue views of the night.
11. Visiting famous mausoleums of Hue
Besides citadel, the tomb of the Nguyen Dynasty Kings is also one of the important destinations that you should not miss when coming to Hue. Although the Nguyen Dynasty had 13 kings, due to various economic and political reasons, only 7 tombs were buit. All these tombs are located in beautiful and majestic positions with the mountains and rivers in harmony. From architecture, sculpture, art to the legendary stories of each mausoleum are very attractive that you should experience.
Read more: Minh Mang Tomb
12. Watching the sunset on Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu Pagoda is a symbol of Hue city. The temple is not only very sacred but also a beautiful artistic masterpiece, captivating visitors with its unique and sophisticated architecture. The scenery and atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda are very good so many people often visit the temple to pray for peace and seek peace of mind. Thien Mu Pagoda is most beautiful at sunset. When there was a little yellow sunshine at the end of the day from the Perfume River reflected on it making the temple even more majestic. Don’t forget to take some photos to save this wonderful moment.
13. Visiting Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge
Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge is a rare and most valuable wooden bridge among the ancient bridges in Vietnam. This tile-roofed bridge is in Thanh Thuy Chanh village, 8km to the east of Hue city, is famous for its beautiful streets, peaceful rural landscapes and especially the tiled bridge. It has become an ideal and popular place to visit for those who love the beauty of nostalgia.
14. Experiencing Zipline and Highwire in Thanh Tan Alba Hot Springs
Zipline is an adventure game enjoyed by many young people. This is a game of hanging on long cables and sliding from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the mountain. You will experience the interesting feeling when watching the scenery from above extremely attractive. Unlike zipline, the highware is a series of challenges that requires high attention from player to overcome obstacles. Highware has 3 levels to conquer is zikzak bridge, swing, net bridge in about 1 hour. You can experience this zipline and highware adventure at Thanh Tan resort.
15. Check-in at the highest point of Tam Giang Lagoon
Tam Giang Lagoon in Viet Nam is the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia. It possesses attractive beauty, Tam Giang Lagoon is considered as a “muse” that attracts so many visitors to admire and discover its beauty.If coming to Tam Giang Lagoon, you should stop by Epark Tam Giang Lagoon – a new, fascinating place, attracting the young people in Hue today. This is also an ideal place for you to enjoy the panoramic view of the lagoon.Here, you will experience the fishing activities, understand more about the busy life of fishermen floating on the water. Another extremely unique experience that you cannot ignore is check-in at the highest point of Tam Giang Lagoon.Tam Giang Lagoon is most beautiful at dawn and dusk. At this time, you will be able to see the whole moment when the sky changes into a new color, leaving peace and relaxation, all the chaos of life suddenly disappears.
View more: Tour HUE – TAM GIANG LAGOON – PHUOC TICH VILLAGE HUE 1 DAY
16. Check-in Infinity ladder
Extremely beautiful, unique and strange stairs in Hue are a new place but make young people “got ants in pants”. The white stair is decorated with pretty small flower pots on both sides, at the end of the bridge is a big heart shape, symbolizing eternal love. Located in the area of Con Toc restaurant in Tam Giang Lagoon, it attracts a lot of Hue people to check-in.
17. Taking photos in Thuan An beach
About 14 kilometres from Hue is the nearest beach, Thuan An Beach is one of 20 beautiful scenes of Hue. With yellow sunshine, blue sea and white sand, it is an ideal space to save beautiful photos.At sunset, the sea dyed in golden color is so idyllic and poetic.
18. Experience in A Luoi – a boundary stone of the Vietnam-Laos
A Luoi is a highland district of Thua Thien Hue province. Coming to the wild and rustic land, you can enjoy the feeling of peace, freshness, soaking in the hot mineral water or relaxing in the cool natural springs. Besides, do not forget to discover impressive natural landscape and cultural identity here, then participate in festivals and enjoy delicious dishes. Your trip to A Luoi will be more entire when you check-in at the sacred Vietnam – Laos border marker. Standing in the boundary of the two countries feels really new and inexpressible.
19. Discovering Bach Ma Village – Wonderland in Hue
Since the time it was published on social networks, Bach Ma Village tourist area has quickly attracted the curiosity of visitors and made a strong impression. This place stands out with its beautiful natural scenery and extremely unique design and decoration. Images of clouds and mountains interlocking, clear springs are also embellished with artificial constructions such as grass hills, trails, flower gardens and lovely stone houses. The combination of thousands of details makes Bach Ma Village’s scenery like a village in ancient Northern Europe, it is quiet, peaceful but full of intense vitality. Natural streams and lakes will help visitors erase the intense heat of summer. There is also a camping area at night with beautiful views, perfect night lights. Camping overnight will help you and your family become more in tune with nature, giving you a new experience when traveling to Hue.
Read more: Bach Ma Mountain
20. Go backpacking Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass is one of the most beautiful stretch of beach road in the world. With an altitude of 500m above sea level and a length of about 20 kilometers, bordering Thua Thien Hue Province and Da Nang, the Hai Van Pass is called the “the most majestic view in the galaxy”. Let’s go to the top of Hai Van Pass to catch clouds, catch the wind, conquerthe majestic mountains and rivers. This will be a memorable experience, bringing a feeling of refreshment and conquest like never before.
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