A former royal capital steeped in history, culture, and spirituality

While imperial rule ended more than six decades ago, the central city of Hue still bears the marks of its royal past. From 1802 to 1945, Hue was home to 13 Nguyen emperors whose palaces and tombs provide a fascinating glimpse into the lavish, secretive world of the royal court.

Visitors can explore the red-lacquered pavilions of the Citadel, wander through ancient garden houses, or feast on delicacies once served in the royal palaces.

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Complex of Hue monuments encompasses impressive walled Forbidden Purple City, Imperial City, royal tombs, flag tower of the Citadel, pagodas, and museums
  • Spiritual centre of the country with more than 30 ancient pagodas and hundreds of temples
  • Charming town that is easy to explore by foot or bicycle
Within Easy Reach Of...
Danang 2hr drive
Hanoi 1hr 15min flight
Ho Chi Minh City 1hr 25min flight
Travel Tips
  • Enjoy royal cuisine in a traditional garden home for an authentic taste of Hue
  • Take a scenic boat ride on the Perfume River passing ancient monuments and pagodas
  • Explore the charming city on a cyclo and witness the daily life of the local people
  • Cycle through the countryside for a close-up view of rice paddies and rural villages

Hotels We Recommend

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Hoi An, Vietnam

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, Romance

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Danang, Vietnam

Suitable for:
Couples, Families

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

Hue, Vietnam

Suitable for:
Families, Romance

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