Hue, The Imperial City in Vietnam
Hue honestly, it’s one of the cities of Vietnam that I didn’t enjoy much. Maybe I just wan’s in the mood those days. I don’t know.
It has a hidden city in the center of the town, so if you are interested in history, and you are struck by tombs and these things, you are going to love it. It is a fairly developed city, not too big, so you will find great parks, many restaurants and things to do in a very nice city. On the outskirts, there are beaches, although they are not very remarkable either, although there is an area, called the floating restaurants’ area, where you literally need a boat to be taken to the restaurants. A city on the water, with waterways, something different that is worth to be seen.
Recommended days to visit Hue, in Vietnam. One day is enough to do everything. Tour the hidden city for a few hours, walk around the downtown, seeing the floating restaurants … If you are interested in learning more about what is happening in the walled area, perhaps a second day is also recommended.
Airports in Hue. There is an airport in the city called Phu Bai. Transportation is available to the city for less than $ 3.
What to Do and Visit in the Historic City of Hue in Vietnam
- Visit the Citadel. In the 1800s, there was a very important dynasty in Vietnam, and they had their capital in Hue, hence their importance. Inside the walled city, you can find many temples and palaces, which is known as the purple city or forbidden city, where only some men authorized by the Emperor were allowed to enter. It is recommended to enter through the Ngo Mon door and go through it in a counterclockwise direction.
- Discover the Tombs of the Emperors. The 7 imperial tombs stand out within Hue. The best way to get around them is by motorcycle, but it can be done through tuk-tuks or with contracted tours from the city. The most recommended is the tomb of the Emperor Khai Dinh.
- Hue War Museum. That’s right, there is also an open-air museum, where you can learn about the role played by the city during the war and the consequences of it, since Hue was a true battleground during this period. Comparatively, the Ho Chi Minh War Museum is far superior.
- Thien Mu Pagoda. Stands out for its Chinese architectural influence and for its details.
- To visit the floating restaurants. Although it is outside of the city, it is a quite particular place so it is worth visiting and getting to know it. Having a beer in one of the restaurants watching the sunset is highly recommended.
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