The city of Hue in Vietnam. What to see and do in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Places of tourist interest in Hue, Hue Citadel, Imperial tombs, monuments, pagodas and palaces

Hue Vietnam - Things to do in Hue

In the center of Viet Nam, on the banks of the perfume River rises the city of Hue, one of the most important cities of Viet Nam, which in turn was the capital of the Empire in the time of the Indo-China. The city of Hue in Viet Nam has many tourist attractions, here you have a small sample of what to see in Hue Viet Nam.

Information about Hue (Vietnam)

The city of Hue is located in central Vietnam, near Danang and Hoi An. For many years it was the capital of the Vietnamese Empire, this Hue has large number of palaces, monuments, gardens, history and even gastronomy, since Hue is famous for the traditional Vietnamese dish called Bun Bo Hue.

Highlights from Hue Viet Nam is: the Citadel of Hue, the purple forbidden city, the imperial tombs, the perfume River, Thien Mu pagoda and Linh Mu pagoda.

The Citadel of Hue

As a city within another city was built the Citadel of Hue, located in the heart of Hue in Viet Nam, it served as a fortress and at the same time as the imperial residence.
The Citadel of Hue was built in the year 1805 by the best French architects, occupying an area of 10 hectares. This architectural wonder of the city of Hue (Viet Nam), was declared a World Heritage site in 1993.

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Forbidden Purple City Hue

The Emperor of Viet Nam lived in the interior of the imperial enclosure of the Citadel of Hue. The palaces and Imperial stays inside the Citadel area is known as the Hue's forbidden city or also with the name of forbidden purple city.
Any man who tried to access the city banned without the permission of the emperor was punishable by death, today you can visit the city banned with total freedom, the most outstanding parts are the noon gate, the balcony of 5 Phoenix, Hien Lam Pavilion, Thai Hoa Palace, etc.

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The imperial tombs of Hue

Dynasty emperors lived and ruled in Hue Vietnam, not only had palaces and citadel, but also the graves where his remains are incredible sights.

There are a total of 7 imperial tombs in Hue, all located on the Perfume River. The imperial tombs of Hue most important are: Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, Imperial Tomb of Tu Duc and Imperial Tomb of Khai Dinh, The latter being the most visited grave and spectacular of all.

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Perfume river (Hue, Vietnam)

The city of Hue in Central Viet Nam, was built on the banks of the Perfume River (eye to the perfume River is not confused with the) Perfume Pagoda(located in the outskirts of Hanoi, in the North of Viet Nam).

It's a gentle river with enough tourist attractions, for example the Perfume River is the setting where the film was shot (the original title is Full Metal Jacket) full metal jacket, the perfume River also stands out because its edge is the Thien Mu Pagoda. A walk in boat or a small river cruise perfume, crossing under the Hue bridge over the Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda is very popular.

Bridge over the Perfume River - Hue - Vietnam
Bridge over the Perfume River - Hue - Vietnam

The Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue

The Perfume River rises the Thien Mu Pagoda, also called Heavenly Lady. A pellicular pagoda of octagonal form, dating from the year 1601.

Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue - Vietnam
Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue - Vietnam

Linh Mu Pagoda in Hue

The notorious Hue Pagoda Linh Mu is the place where lived Thích Quảng monk Đức, who burned to the bonzo to protest against the Government. On the picture, winner of the pulitzer Prize, can see his car, an Austin Westminster, which is exposed at the Linh Mu pagoda.

Linh Mu Pagoda - Hue - Vietnam
Linh Mu Pagoda - Hue - Vietnam

Bonze monk Thich Quang Duc Vietnam protests
Bonze monk Thich Quang Duc Vietnam protests

Hue cuisine: Bun Bo Hue

A typical and delicious dish of Hue is called Bun Bo Hue, a spicy noodle soup rice and meat that we recommend you probeis during your visit to the city of Hue (more information about the typical dish) Bun Bo Hue).

Bun Bo Hue - Traditional dish of Hue - Vietnam
Bun Bo Hue - Traditional dish of Hue - Vietnam

Related Hue in Vietnam

  • Hoi An The neighboring town of Hoi An, fishing village with a lovely Japanese Covered Bridge
  • The Marble Mountains mountain range that stands in Danang, near Hue
  • my Son sanctuary and the ruins of My Son Champa civilization built by the near Hoi An
  • Imperial Tombs in Hue The seven imperial tombs of the emperors of Hue Dynasty