Referring to Hue, many people think of many ancient architectural works and natural scenes with the poetic charm of the old capital. Join us to discover 10 attractive tourist attractions in Hue that you should not miss!
Top 10 famous destinations in Hue that you should not miss
Hue Imperial Citadel
Located right on the banks of the romantic Perfume River, Hue Citadel is a complex of cultural relics recognized as a world cultural relic. The complex of Hue Citadel includes the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City, surrounded by the Citadel area.
Visiting the complex of Hue Citadel relics, Hue tourist attractions, you will admire the magnificent palaces, monuments, and temples bearing the bold architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Not only have the opportunity to learn more about the history but you are also spoiled for photography in this unique architectural space.
More specifically, recently Hue Citadel has officially opened to visitors at night from 19:00 to 22:00 and this is the opportunity for you to “own” beautiful photos with the brilliant works under the shimmering lights.
During the Nguyen Dynasty, there were 13 kings, but only 7 mausoleums were built. Each mausoleum area was chosen by the king himself for the location and architecture, so each mausoleum here has its own architectural features with sophisticated and unique carved details. The most unique must mention the Tomb of Tu Duc, Tomb of Minh Mang, and Tomb of Khai Dinh.
Tu Duc Mausoleum
Located in a narrow valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village, Cu Chanh canton, Tu Duc Tomb (also known as Khiem Lang) is probably the most beautiful of the mausoleums of the Nguyen kings because of the harmony between the natural landscape and vast architectural space. Surrounded by lush green trees and located near a large lake, Tu Duc Tomb appears with ancient features and sophisticated architecture immersed in poetic nature and strangely peaceful space.
Minh Mang Mausoleum
Minh Mang Tomb is a mausoleum that is hard for visitors to ignore with its static lines in architecture that are harmoniously combined with the space of painting and poetry and the natural scenery of flowers and leaves full of lyricism but still romantic personality of the king.
Khai Dinh Mausoleum
Built on Chau Chu mountain, Khai Dinh Tomb is the resting place of the 12th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Although smaller in size than the mausoleum of the previous kings, Khai Dinh Tomb was built in an extremely elaborate and sophisticated way for up to 10 years.
Khai Dinh Tomb is the only mausoleum work with the architecture of interference between East and West cultures. That is reflected in the splendid reliefs meticulously assembled with crockery and glass, tea trays, crowns, and modern decorative items at that time such as tennis rackets, oil lamps,…
Thien Mu Pagoda
Located on Ha Khe Hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda appears in the midst of a poetic and lyrical natural space and is the inspiration for many works of poetry and music.
From afar stands the towering Phuoc Duyen Tower, as a symbol that anyone will remember when coming to this ancient capital city. Going to Thien Mu Pagoda, listening to the pagoda’s echoing sound in your ears, and in the poetic natural scenery, you will find your heart lighter and more relaxed before the chaos of life.
Trang Tien Bridge
Trang Tien Bridge (also known as Truong Tien Bridge) crosses the Perfume River with its soft, flexible curved spans and is one of the typical symbols of the ancient capital of Hue. Trang Tien Bridge is also associated with a history of more than 100 years and witnessed many ups and downs of the nation’s history. Today, the bridge is installed with a modern lighting system that shines brightly every afternoon.
Trang Tien Bridge at night shimmering and extremely brilliant. This place is also very close to tourist attractions in Hue, so you can search for some nearby hotels for easy travel and sightseeing.
Bach Ma Mountain
Moving away from Hue city center, Bach Ma Mountain is the natural boundary between Thua Thien Hue province and Da Nang City. It is located in Bach Ma National Park with majestic waterfalls and diversity of rare flora and fauna. Conquering Bach Ma mountain, you will admire the panoramic view of Tuy Van mountain, Hai Van Pass, and the splendid scenery of Hue city as in the eye.
Lang Co Beach
Not only have ancient historical and cultural relics, but Hue city also owns beautiful beaches that captivate many tourists. Lang Co Beach is a beach with the most beautiful scenery in Vietnam with a long white sand beach embracing the clear blue coast. Around the coast are majestic green forests on the majestic mountain background, which will definitely make your Hue travel experience more meaningful.
Truoi Lake – Truc Lam Zen Monastery
Located at the foot of Bach Ma mountain, Truoi lake is a large hydroelectric project. In the heart of Truoi Lake, Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is the first Zen Monastery in the Central region, looking like a lotus flower in the middle of a clear blue lake. From the Zen Monastery, look far away to admire the majestic mountain scenery and the beauty of Truoi Lake in the cool and fresh air of the prosperous place.
Dong Ba Market
Dong Ba Market is the largest and oldest shopping place in Hue City. Dong Ba Market is associated with hundreds of years of history of the Nguyen Dynasty. Today, the market is not only a shopping place for inner-city people but also a place many tourists visit to buy souvenirs for relatives and friends for an interesting Hue trip.
Vong Canh Hill
If you are looking for a place to admire the panoramic view of the city from above, let’s go to Vong Canh Hill. From the top viewpoint of Vong Canh Lau, you will be able to see the scenery of the poetic Perfume River and the ancient mausoleums and temples, looking out into the distance are the majestic mountains. If you have the opportunity, visit Vong Canh Hill at dawn or at sunset, you will see a corner of Hue’s sky as if it were lit up in the shimmering sunlight.
Ngu Binh Mountain
In addition to the romantic Perfume River, Ngu Binh Mountain is also a natural symbol and pride of the people of Hue. Whenever one mentions the Perfume River, one cannot forget to mention Ngu Mountain. Standing on the top of this beautiful mountain, you can zoom your eyes out into the distance and admire the picturesque landmarks and natural scenery of Hue city. From the foot to the top of the mountain is covered with verdant pine trees, mixed in the cool breeze, bringing a cool space and a feeling of ultimate relaxation.
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