The city of Hue in the center of Vietnam, was for years the home of the emperors and the capital of the Empire of Vietnam. Hue, which is located between the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, possesses a unique blend between traditional Vietnam, Chinese influences, modern city, and at the same time, memories of war.
Information about Hue
Hue, one of the most tourist cities of central Vietnam (along with Hoi An and Danang), it has a population of 400,000 inhabitants, whose town rises on the banks of the Perfume River. The surface of Hue is 84 km2.
Sights of Hue
Hue City is a must-see for any tourist who visit Vietnam. This small central town, has much to offer. Its most important attractions include the Citadel of Hue, the 7 imperial tombs of the emperors of the Nguyen dynasty and finally the Pagoda on the Perfume River.
The Citadel of Hue
In the heart of Hue stands the Citadel of Hue, an impressive fortress from the year 1800 that was recognized as a World Heritage site. The Citadel of Hue was the residence of the emperors of Vietnam for decades. From the historical point of view, the Citadel of Hue was present in a very important chapter of the Vietnam war: the Tet offensive.
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Hue Imperial Tombs
The different emperors of the dynasty Nguyen that for years reigned in Vietnam, were buried in the city of Hue. As a monument and eternal resting place, were built 7 large imperial tombs, which can still be visited today.
Imperial Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
Palaces, pavilions, gardens, lakes and spectacular landscapes await us. Visit the recommended Imperial Tomb of Tu Duc and Imperial Tomb of Khai Dinh.
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Perfume Pagoda on Rio
It pagoda Thien Mu, hexagonal shape on the banks of the perfume River, is best go by boat (admission is free). This pagoda is 7 heights and is the highest of all Vietnam pagoda.
Linh Mu Pagoda
Notorious place from which the monk bonzo Thích Quảng Đức left for Saigon to protest against the Government driving your car Austin Westminster, then burn to the bonzo in protest.
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Bonze monk Thich Quang Duc protests in Vietnam
The Austin Westminster brand car is exhibited as a relic in the Linh Mu Pagoda.
Car of the monk who was burned to bonzo (Linh Mu Pagoda)
A construction and relatively modern attractions in the city: the Hue bridge, allowing cars and pedestrians cross over the perfume River. Night lights with lights of different colors.
Location of Hue
Hue is far from Hanoi 700 kilometers, and the distance to Ho Chi Minh City is 800 kilometers (see provinces of Vietnam).
Climate and temperature Hue
Temperatures are mild, hovering around 20 ° C minimum and 33 ° C maximum (see weather forecast for Hue), however at times more cold temperature can fall to the 9 c.
In the region of Hue there a dish called Bun Bo Hue. This is a soup, slightly spicy, with rice noodles and pork.
Bun Bo Hue Bowl
Maps, tourist plans, street plans and maps of the citadel of Hue not to miss: Map of Hue
- Hue Citadel Home of Emperors. Magic and tradition together in the most important tourist spot of Hue
- Imperial Tombs in Hue The seven imperial tombs of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty
- Hoi An The neighboring town of Hoi An, small fishing village with a beautiful Japanese Covered Bridge
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