About Hue City
Hue, the exotic capital of Nguyen emperors, still offers an exciting look into imperial-era Vietnam, despite the fact that some of its finest gems were destroyed during the American War. One of the main reasons behind Hue’s beauty is its location next to the Perfume River which lets it enjoy a flattering weather and atmospheric locales.
The Cultural Heart of Vietnam
Hue saw some of the most intense fighting during the American War, but it has literally managed to overhaul itself into a modern day travel destination with all possible activities and amenities. There are all kinds of things to see and do in Hue. The place is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of your best experiences can be found in the Thanh Toan Bridge, the Imperial Citadel, Forbidden Purple City and the royal tombs. We also recommend a trip to the Hue Jungle Crevice, a life-changing place where thousands were pushed to their deaths. Beach lovers can also enjoy a number of beautiful beaches such as Thuan An while in the city.
Getting to Hue
Hue is connected to the rest of the country by rail, air and bus. It lies at a distance of 1100km from Ho Chi Minh City and 650km from Hanoi. The best part about Hue is that it is relatively compact which means that you can easily explore the city center on a bike or on foot. Other options include xe oms or cyclos.