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Best Things To Do in Hue City

Hue city, a testimony to the imperial glory of Vietnam, stands to boast of the grandeur of the Nguyen Dynasty. It is located in Central Vietnam and is famous for the edifice of a grand citadel marking the seat of power. With the best things to do in Hue City, its charm lies in the narratives of history, captured in the nooks and corners of the grand old buildings, standing tall amidst the upcoming essence of modern life. For the traveller, Hue causes one to stop and introspect on how far humanity has come, on the larger than life achievements of our predecessors from centuries ago. Hue is the story of one such enterprising lot whose achievements have literally left a mark on the culture as it has evolved over time.


Hue is located on the Song Huong- Perfume River and offers a little bit of everything. Within accessible range is the lovely turquoise sea and white sand beaches and for the ones who like a little bit of elevation, there is the Bach ma mountain. Try out the best things to do in Hue City from cycling tours to cave adventures, it provides the traveller with a palette of options to explore different aspects of awe-inspiring activities. For the food lovers, Hue appears to offer art for plain gastronomic delight. True to the personality of the place, Hue’s food is elegant, artful, noble and an absolute treat to the senses.In catering to the expectations of a tourist, Hue offers a holistic experience involving every sense perception. No wonder then, that it has been given the prestigious position of being a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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    Tour of Tonle Sap Lake, Silk Farm and Angkor National Museum
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    Siem Reap
    h9 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark on this fun trip in Angkor as you explore the local lifestyle and culture.Visit sites around the Tonle Sap Lake, silk farms, and the Angkor National Museum for a slice of the great Angkor civilization.A boat trip into a fishing village, Gecko center, crocodile and fish farms await to enthrall travellers.Enjoy delightful carvings on wood and stone on the visit to Les Artisans D'Angkor.Learn and practice Silkworm weaving, and soar high for great knowledge about Khmer religious practices.This trip is designed to answer all inquiries about everything in Angkor.

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    Hue City
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    About the Activity:Learn about the culinary culture of Hue City on this brilliant tour that is a exceptional experience for the foodie in you.On a cyclo, ride around streets to admire the romantic atmosphere at night.Taste a vivid array of Hue street food, and delight your taste buds!Experience the influence of Buddhist culture and traditions in Hue's delicacies.From trendy bars to grilled beef to other local stalls, this tour has it all.Make a lot of memories as you wander through the streets and explore the various food options.

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    Hue City
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity:Helicopter picks you up from Nuoc Man heliport. Fly to Quang Binh and enjoy a bird-eye stunning view of the whole Da Nang city with its exquisite beach, Fly via Hai VanPass (Pass of the Ocean and Clouds) and admire the spectacular views of the sky and sea.Land in Quang Binh. You will have a nice welcome by our guide then transfer to visit Phong Nha.Cruising on Son River to Phong Nha Cave (wet cave) - An immortal place with some shapes of the beautiful stalagmites and was listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 2003.Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.End this tour with a kitty full of wonderful memories.

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    Hoi An
    d1 Day

    About the Activity:The trip starts from your hotel at 8 am and reach Silver Rock Lagoon.Stop for a swim at elephant waterfall. Then we visit fishing village and have delicious sea food in Lang Co lagoon.Start your ride up Hai Van Pass where you can relax by basking in the amazing views and landscapes. Descend ahead along the Danang’s beach before you stop at Marble Mountain to discover how skilled workers carved them.Visit Linh Ung Pagoda and drive about 30 minute to reach the ancient city of Hoi An.

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    Hue City
    d1 Day

    About the Activity:Explore some of the ancient tombs and modern constructions on a motorcycle tour like never before in Vietnam.Start you trip by boarding a motorbike from Hoi An at 08:30 AM to embark on this picturesque full day tour.Visit the mysterious Tu Duc tomb and Khai Dinh tomb on this historic expedition.Visit the Thanh Toan museum which will help you learn the Vietnamese old farmers work to earn their daily life backwards. You can also visit the most famous pagodas in Hue such as Thien Mu pagoda or Tu Hieu pagoda and conical hat making village.On the way back your transportation will be by motorbike or floating boat on Perfume river from Linh Mu pagoda to Hue center, as per your choice.

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    Hue City
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity:Discover the diversified biological ecosystem and enjoy the beautiful landscape on an interesting trekking trip inside Bach Ma National Park.Start you trip by boarding a motorbike from Danang An at 07:00 AM to embark on this picturesque 2 day tour which will be conducted for a duration of 12 hours on both days.Visit Truc Lam Bach Ma Pagoda which is built on an island on Truoi Lake and travel to pagoda by boats.Climb the Bach Ma Mountain’s Peak – the highest peak in Bach Ma national park and discover Bach Ma tunnel in a short trekking.Enjoy the delicious BBQ dinner inside the national park with some wild vegetable in the forest gathered by you during the trip.Discover Bach Ma forest in a long trekking trip and enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Five Lakes trail and climb the road to the top of Do Quyen.End tour in Hue city at 08:00 PM on the second day with a delicious dinner and a cold beer at Nem Lui.

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    Hue City
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    About the Activity:Following pickup from your hotel in Hue City, Vietnam, begin this amazing day tour at Dong Ba Market, Hue City.)Enjoy the sights of Hue City with Perfume River cruise, and observe local life at Dong Ba market before riding in a boat to Thien Mu Pagoda.Tour the Hue Citadel, a world heritage site and marvel at Tu Doc tomb which is a spectacular royal tomb.Visit a local incense-producing village and admire the skill of local craftswomen, and enjoy lunch at Madame Ha's Tinh Gia Vien restaurant.Stop by a local cafe before heading back to the hotel after a brilliant city tour.Admire the traditional architectural wooden house with beautiful bonsai garden as you enjoy a beverage or snack (own expense), before your tour ends with a drop off to your hotel.

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    Hue City
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:Experience this amazing beach tour which enables you to have a great time by trying Vietnamese local food and fruits while basking in the sun.Get picked from the your hotel in Hue by a motorbike around 2 PM and start you trip with a refreshing Vietnamese coffee in a sidewalk.This enables you to admire panorama of Hue city from the top as you hear the birds singing in the wild.The takes you to Vong Canh hill or Thien An hill with Vietnamese local food, fruits and drinks, then take refreshing swim in the beach.Then take a visit to the beach which offers one of the most spectacular sunsets in the evening as the waves roars its way onto the beach.The Hue motorbike tour which introduces guests to Vietnamese life in and around Hue’s vicinity. Then get transferred to the city center around  06:30 PM.Guests ride on the back of a motorbike, expertly driven by the Hue lady riders.The guests also receive ‘I love Hue’ T-shirts which they wear during the tour.This tour ends by you being dropped in your hotel at 07:00 PM. 

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    Hue City
    d1 Day

    About the Activity: Enthrall in a day tour through the lush green plantation of Hit Hai Van Pass from Hue, the journey is relatively leisurely with small uphill climbs and terrains. Start you trip by boarding a motorbike from your hotel in Hue at 08:00 AM to embark on this picturesque full day tour.Enjoy a pit stop at a Silver Rock Lagoon where you can enjoy a dip in the fresh waters of the elephant waterfall. Visit the fishing village for a delicious seafood meal in Lang Co lagoon and ride up to Hai Van Pass. Bask in the amazing views and landscapes of Hai Van Pass before heading back to Hue.

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    Hue City
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    About the Activity:This 6 Days cycling tour helps you explore the various culturally rich cities, towns and villages of Vietnam. Begin the tour by exploring the beauty of the architecture of the Thien Mu Pagoda and cycle through the astonishing country roads of Khai Dinh. Embrace your cycling spirit during the next day by cycling about 100 km on the twisty roads and discover the green hills and villages. During the extensive cycling tour get the third day to yourself which you can opt to rest or you can sign up for the local city tour and sightseeing. During the last three days of this cycling tour ride through some of the most beautiful coast lines, fishing villages, twisting and turning roads of the hills in this wonderful country.  This trip is for 6 days and 5 nights.

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    Hue City
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Activity:Experience Vietnam like never before on a 6 day cycling tour from Hue to NhaTrang through the former kingdom of Champa.Start cycling from your hotel after breakfast to visit Hue's  King Royal  Palace, khai dinh kong tomb and Tu Duc king Tomb, a succession of Nguyen Dynasty.  Explore many unique Cham architectures and spend quality time on bike's saddle with hundreds of smiles from kids and friendly people along the way.Discover the immense northern mountains, charming World Heritage sites of Vietnam in the central coast on a bicycle.After finishing your cycling at Tuy Hoa, get transferred to Nha Trang in the late afternoon and your tour will be over then.

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    Hue City
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:Helicopter picks you up from Nuoc Man heliport. Fly to Lang Co, enjoy a bird-eye stunning view of the whole Da Nang city and its exquisite beach. (Golf sets to be land- transferred by private car from your hotel to Laguna in advance and vice versa for group from 3 pax)The golf course is in Laguna Lang Co, a golf resort which was awarded “Best New Course Asia Pacific” in the 2013 Asian Golf Monthly AwardPlay 1 round in the 18-hole, par-71 championship course designed by Sir Nick Faldo.This award winning course delivers a golfing experience that can be enjoyed by the most experienced player and beginner alike. Airbus EC 130T2 is a brand-new modern and well-equipped helicopter, manufactured in 2015 by Airbus Helicopter (France). Tourists can enjoy the spectacular bird’s-eye view with comfort and safety thanks to outstanding features like air-conditioning system, intercommunication between pilots and passengers, active vibration control system. 

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    Hue City
    h10 Hours

    About the Activity:Explore the lives of people in Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon system on a ride through the rural seclusion of Thua Thien Hue province.Start your trip from Hoi An at 07:00 AM by collecting your automatic scooter and start a ride to check on the world renowned attractions.Visit Thanh Duyen pagoda which is located on the top of Tuy Van mountain followed by a late lunch in Lap An lagoon with sea food.Then ride around the beautiful landscape of Lap An Lagoon through the rural country side and conquer the Hai Van pass to Danang or Hoi An.End your trip in Danang or Hoi An at 05:00 PM after touring many ancient destinations in different locality.

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    Hue City
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Engage in this cultural two day tour like never before in the terrestrial areas o f Ho Chí Minh in Vietnam.The Ho Chí Minh trail which ran from the of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam to the region of the Republic of Vietnam. Along the Ho Chi Minh trail you can enjoy the giant Truong Son mountain range, feel the sunlight, rain and wind of Central Vietnam.Learn the cultural ways of the ethnic groups who live on the Truong Son Mountain range, with a wild life and primitive agriculture.Visit the village of Ta Oi and spend a night in the village of Co Tu.Note: Transfer tours departs from one city and arrive at another.

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    Hue City
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:Experiences Hue’s city motorbike tour which enables you to explore the new sights of Hue with amazing landscapes. Explore the beautt of Hue by learning the local life of Vietnamese people through hue day tour on a motorbike with lady riders. The motorbike tour provides an excellent opportunity to discover many vicinities around the city without limiting time. Visit places like Princess temple, Tu Hieu pagoda, Vong Canh hill and Thuy Chanh village.Enjoy the special tea and coffee to experience Vietnamese cultureNote: pick up and drop will be provide at your door step

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Attractions

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Mount Ngu Binh

The Mount Ngu Binh in Hue is often described as an ascending beauty. The architectural edifice lies on top of the Ngu Binh mountain, exhibiting a picturesque view of a strikingly symmetric figure. The mount is considered to be an invaluable gift endowed by the nature to this city. The area is surrounded by an immense expanse of natural and scenic views that together enhance the enticing attractiveness of the place. Earlier, it was called the Nui Bang. The flat top of the mount is encircled with pine trees on all sides.

 Location: Ngu Binh is a mountain that is located in Vietnam.

 Highlights: The mount Ngu Binh reaches a height of 105 metre with a symmetrical view. On either side of the mount are two small mounts as well. After the perfume river, the mount is considered to be the second best wonder of nature bestowed upon this land.
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Tomb of Tu Duc

The tomb of Tu Duc is Hue city is an important landmark that marks the history of another great Emperor of the city. The tomb is the final resting place of the great emperor who happened to be a great ruler as well as a scholar. The tomb had been erected before his actual death. The place is marked as an alluring landmark owing to the presence of a lake, a pavilion and a theatre. The tomb has been divided into a temple area and a tomb area. An ironical feature though lies in a secret location that is the actual burying ground for the emperor, instead of the tomb where he was supposed to be buried.



 Location: The tomb of Tu Duc lies along the perfume rive in the city.

 Highlights: The historical landmark is expressive of the history and culture of the era of the emperor.

 Best time: Any time of the year.
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Forbidden Purple City

The Forbidden purple city is a repertoire of history and culture from the ancient era and symbolises the historic relevance of the city of Hue. Today, what remains of the purple city are charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum. These remains occupy the area within the citadel. Having been partially rebuilt, the landmark is under consideration for further renovation and restoration projects. When visiting this place, one can observe and explore the various incidents of wars that might have waged through the city, reflecting along every construction.




 Location: The forbidden purple city is located centrally in the Hue imperial city, hence easily accessible.

 Highlights: The forbidden purple city is the place where the emperors and their families used to reside but during waging wars, the precincts were badly destroyed. Hence, basically the city is a collection of ruins.

Best time to visit: All round the year.
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Thien Mu Pagoda

The Thien Mu Pagoda is a well known sacred and religious site in the city of Hue. As an important landmark in the city, this pagoda is still in use in the present day by Buddhists. One can reach here via a boat ride, which is an adventure in itself. Once here, one can benefit for the twin views of the surrounding area and the popular perfume lake. The inside of the pagoda offers a nice and peaceful aura for relaxation and exploration. The history of the pagoda is immensely deep so it is a nice place to explore the culture of the city at the pagoda.



 Location: The Thien Mu Pagoda is located on the banks of the perfume river in Vietnam.

 Highlights: The pagoda is highly recognisable as a landmark in the city, consisting of a seven tiered monument and a bell tower.

 Best time to visit: All year
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The Mieu

The Mieu in hue city is another prominent landmark of religious sanctity, whereby, a beautiful temple is constructed, eligible for viewing and exploring. The ancestral temple dedicated to the Emperors of the city and was constructed under the kingship of Minh Mang in the year 1823. The divine purpose for the construction of the temple lay in offering a platform for the worship of previous rulers of the Nguyen dynasty. A prominent feature of the temple is the construction of nine urns in front of the temple in dedication to the rulers.

 

 Location: The Mieu temple is located in the Imperial city in Vietnam.

 Highlights: The temple is a part of a three building complex which is sight to the numerous pictures of the rulers of the Nguyen dynasty. This is a nice place to come and meet knowledgeable monks.

 Best time to visit: Any time of the year.
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Thai Hoa Palace

For a city that is filled with repertoire of historical landmarks and sightseeing opportunities, Vietnam does not fail to impress once again with the historical Thai Hoa Palace, which is again, a prominent landmark in the city and a historical castle. Although the palace is nothing too elaborate and alluring at first sight, however, once within the precincts, one will be able to observe and appreciate the numerous symbolic statues that line within the captivating palace. The main entrance of the palace is a glimpse into the rich history of the city. The palace is influenced by the Chinese style of construction and was used in the earlier centuries by emperors for holding relevant meetings and ceremonies.

 

 Location: The palace is located within the imperial city in Vietnam. Highlights: The palace is also popular by the name ‘Palace of Supreme harmony’. The spacious hall boasts of ornate timber roof construction.

 Best time: All year
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Tam Giang Lagoon

The Tam Giang Lagoon in Hue city is a prominent water body that attracts tourists on large scale. The lagoon presents a soulful opportunity to explore the vast expanse of natural beauty and scenic views. This is also the perfect spot to explore the life of local fishermen who make a living off these waters. Sometimes, they will also allow you to join in the fishing and have local sea food too. Although the lagoon is a little away from the city, it is a visit you should not miss. The fishermen will also help you learn about the culture of this place and the history as well.



 Location: The Tam Giang Lagoon is located in the city of Hue in Vietnam.

 Highlights: The quiet and mystic atmosphere of the Tam Giang Lagoon is an impressive state of ambience and is a lovely place to visit.

 Best time to visit: Any time of the year
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Truong Tien Bridge

The Truong Tien Bridge in Vietnam is a prominent bridge that marks an important sight and landmark that attracts numerous visitors all round the year. The bridge is a very nice place to observe, especially during the night time when it is lit up with electrifying lights. The prominence to the markets adds glamour to the attraction. Although, the location is just a bridge but holds an immensely deep history as well. The location of the Truong Tien Bridge is apt for taking soulful photographs and observing the place.

 

 Location: The Truong Tien Bridge spans the distance of the Huong River in the city of Vietnam.

 Highlights: The sparkling bridge is worth a visit during the night time when it is lit in full glory. The changing colours of the light lend a spectacular view of the bridge that is worth the visit.

 Best time to visit: Any time of the year.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Hue City

  • What are the best things to do in Hue City?

    Hue City offers a range of options in terms of things to do in the city. A few of the
    most popular activities are listed as follows:
    Motorcycle Tour in Hue City
    Biking tour to Prao Tribe Village and Hoi an
    Cruise in Phong Nha cave
    Helicopter ride to Quang Binh
    Tour of Tonle Sap Lake
    Visit Silk Farm
    Visit Angkor National
    Visit Mount Ngu Binh
    Visit Thien Mu Pagoda
    Visit Forbidden Purple City
    Visit Tam Giang Lagoon

  • What are the best adventure activities to do in Hue City?

    The best adventure activities to do in Hue City spans over pretty much the entire
    landscape of the region. A list of the activities are as follows:

    Biking tour through Vinh Moc Tunnels
    Motorbike trip through Prao tribe village
    Cruise through Phong Nha cave
    Night Motorcycle tour
    Motorcycle tour to Marble mountain and Hai Van Pass
    Tam Giang Eco Tour
    Visit Thanh Tan hot spring and experience Zipline and Highwire

  • Which are the best places to get a cruising experience in Hue City?

    Cruising is an unforgettable experience in Hue specially owing to the picturesque
    scenery all around. The shoreline caves into the land at locations and lagoons
    make for adding an interesting dimension to the scene from a boat. The most
    popular cruising locations are:
    Perfume River Cruise
    Cruise at Phong Nha Cave
    Cruise at Tien Son Caves

  • Where can I enjoy a helicopter ride in Hue city? How much will it cost?

    One can enjoy Helicopter ride in Quang Binh and also take a tour of the ancient  

              city of Hue on a helicopter. It will cost around 2250 USD per head.

  • Which are the best beaches to visit in Hue City?

    The best beaches in and around Hue are as follows:
    Vinh Thanh beach
    Ham Rong beach
    Thuan An beach
    Lang Co beach
    Canh Duong Beach

  • Which are some famous routes for biking in Hue City?

    It is quite an experience to explore Hue city on a bike. Few of the most popular

              routes for biking are as follows:

              Hue to Danang

              Route to Prao tribe village

              Biking through Hai Van Pass

              Cycling through back roads from Hue to Hoi

  • Which are some famous caves to explore in Hue City? Is it safe to go there?

    Few of the most famous caves in Hue are Phong Nha caves and Tien Son
    Caves.
    The caves are dark and can be muddy and may require tourists to have one of a
    kind experience of exploring the formations with their hands, on their knees and
    even at times in certain places, on one’s bellies. However, the tour is
    unforgettable and perfectly safe. A certain portion of the caves can be explored
    through a cruise and the rest on feet while trekking up into the heart of the rocky
    cliffs.

  • Where can I rejuvenate with spa in Hue City?

    The best spa and wellness centres in Hue City are as follows:

               Banyan Tree Lang Co

               Vedana Lagoon Resort and Spa

               Pilgrimage Village

               Cherish Spa

                Alba Spa

                Le Spa

                Pansee Senses Spa

                Moonshine Spa

                Camellia Massage

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