Hue

Visiting a place like Hue is like going back in time. Ancient splendor and the elegance of the orient is hard to put a value on.

View all trips in Hue
×

Hue

Hue is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Vietnam. Straddling the Perfume River, this mysterious, somber city is a historian's dream come true, with numerous 19th century ruins, royal tombs and an excellent museum.

 

The Imperial City of Hue was the capital of Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty, the last dynasty in Vietnam. Even today, the Vietnamese regard Hue with awe and respect. Hue also has the distinction of being one of the rainiest cities in Vietnam, receiving more than 2,200 mm each year.

 

Hue is dominated by The Citadel, a moated, walled fort, constructed during the early 19th century. Within these walls lies the forbidden Purple City, former home of the royal family. The Citadel was also the scene of brutal fighting and staggering casualties during the 1968 Tet Offensive, when the North Vietnamese held the fort for 26 days before being driven out by American forces. The damage inflicted to the architecture is still being repaired and the Citadel may never be fully restored. In somewhat better shape are the various royal tombs of the Nguyen emperors, which can easily be reached by boat, car or motorbike. The historical museum is one of the best in the country.

READ MORE
Việt Nam

highlights

 

  • Touring the Imperial city of Hue in the 19th century. Highlights include: the magnificent citadel, splendid royal tombs, Buddhist pagoda and a lovely boat ride along the Perfume River, making for a memorable day.
  • Are you a history lover? Go back in time with us in our DMZ tour, the partition of North & South Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh trail, and infamous historical war sites. In addition, visit the Ta Oi ethnic minority and stay the night at their traditional communal home.
  • Sign up for a full day boredom-free trek into Bach Ma National Park to experience the variety of biological system and landscape that it has to offer.