Top 8 attractions in Hue - Imperial City

1. Imperial City

Imperial City is a citadel in Hue, the capital of the Nguyen dynasty for 143 years from 1802 until abdicating in 1945. It is a massive complex located on the northern bank of the Perfume River, features hundreds of monuments and ruins, such as the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial City, and royal tombs. Hue Imperial City is the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit attraction in Hue.

Entrance fee: 150 000 VND

Opening hours: 8 am – 5:30 pm

 

Top 8 attractions in Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda

2. Thien Mu Pagoda 

Thien Mu Pagoda is an ancient temple in Hue, about 4 km from Imperial City, was built in 1601, this is Hue’s symbolic temple and is very sacred. The Perfume River surrounding the Pagoda creates fairy-like scenery. Thien Mu Pagoda has entered into many poems, songs and has also witnessed many couples’ love when visiting Hue.

Top 8 attractions in Hue - Perfume River

3. Perfume River

Perfume is a poetic river of Hue, the northern bank of the river is a magnificent Imperial City, the southern bank is a modern city, and is surrounded by majestic mountains. It will be wonderful when you walk on the bank of the river, look the hundreds of years old bridges, and the shadow of the magnificent citadel.

Top 8 attractions in Hue - Khai Dinh Tomb

4. Tomb of Khai Dinh 

Tomb of Khai Dinh is located in Chau Chu mountain, about 10km from Imperial City. It was built for Khải Định, the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty, taking 11 years to complete (1920 to 1931). The Tomb is an architectural masterpiece, with a combination of western and oriental architecture.

Entrance fee: 100 000 VND

Opening hours: 7 am – 5:30 pm

 

Top 8 attractions in Hue - Beer Street

5. Beer Street

Beer Streets or Walking Streets are the names of three streets Chu Van An, Vo Thi Sau and Pham Ngu Lao, located on the southern bank of Huong River, about 2 km from the Citadel City.

Like Bui Vien Street in Saigon or Ta Hien in Hanoi, these streets are crowded with tourists, it would be great to enjoy a bottle of Saigon beer at a small restaurant here. You should book accommodation in these streets to facilitate travel.

 

Top 8 attractions in Hue  - Dong Ba Market

6. Dong Ba Market 

Dong Ba Market is one of the oldest and largest markets in Hue, built in the 1890s, under the reign of King Đồng Khánh.

Markets are one of the characteristics of Vietnam; it also has the features of the people there. If Ben Thanh Market is a symbol of Saigon, Dong Xuan Market is a symbol of Hanoi; then Dong Ba Market is a symbol of Hue. Come to Dong Ba market, buy some products of the people here, and enjoy the real Hue beef noodle soup.

 

 

Top 8 attractions in Hue - Tu Duc Tomb

7. Tomb of Tu Duc 

Tomb of Tu Duc is located in a valley in Thuong Ba village about 7km from Imperial City. It was built for Tự Đức, the fourth Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty. Tu Duc Tomb has unique architecture, surrounded by majestic mountains, and is one of the most beautiful royal tombs of the Nguyễn Dynasty.

Entrance fee: 100 000 VND

Opening hours: 7 am – 5:30 pm

Top 8 attractions in Hue  - Lang Co Beach

8. Lang Co Beach

Lang Co Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, and Lang Co Bay is considered one of the beautiful bays of the world, located at the base of Hai Van Pass, about 60 km from Imperial City. With a white sand beach more than 10 km long, beautiful blue sea water, besides tropical forests, Lang Co Beach is one of the places you should visit when visiting Hue.

 

 

TIPS

Above are the top 8 must-visit attractions in Hue. Hue is a beautiful city and one of the 10 best places to visit in Vietnam.

Recommended length of stay in Hue: 2-3 days.

A combination ticket is 360 000 VND gives entrance to the Imperial City and 3 tombs within 48 hours.

You should book accommodation in the walking streets to facilitate travel.

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