Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the country’s most beautiful city. Located on the banks of the well-known Perfume River in central Vietnam, Hue City is famous for vestiges of its royal past such as the Forbidden Purple City, impressive royal tombs, and beautiful Buddhist temples.


A sightseeing tour in Hue takes in the vestiges of its royal history, including a visit to the tombs of 19th and 20th emperors, a pedal-powered cyclo ride to explore Hue’s Citadel – which housed the Imperial City for the emperors’ official functions, and the Forbidden Purple City for their personal time. Also take a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River, enjoy the peaceful scenery of the city and visit the famous Thien Mu Pagoda on the way.

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Ideas for experiencing Hue

Hue City Tour

Hue boasts its vast citadel surrounded by thick stone walls, which encompasses the Imperial City with palaces and shrines. The city is also known for mesmerizing tombs of the last emperors, revealing fascinating insights into the lives of the imperial families.

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Dragon Boat on Perfume River

Feel the spirit of Hue by cruising along the Perfume River on a dragon boat, immersing into its pure nature and visiting the well-known Thien Mu Pagoda is one of the best ways to experience this beautiful city.

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Cycling Hue

Aside from the Citadel, Imperial City, pagodas and royal tombs that Hue is truly famous for. Hue is probably the best city in Vietnam for cycling, as it is less traffic than other major cities and the people of Hue are in less of a hurry.

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