Thua Thien Hue is the only province in Vietnam that has 7 World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO.
Điện Kiến Trung (建中), also known as Kiến Trung Palace, or Kiến Trung Pavilion in chu nom script, is a palace built in 1923 during the reign of King Khải Định. It is one of the five major structures located at the northernmost point of the central axis of the Imperial City, with the character "Kiến" signifying establishment or founding, and "Trung" implying directness and non-deviation.
Tu Phuong Vo Su Pavillion is one of the 4 crescent emplacements of the Imperial City and is the only one located in the Forbidden Purple City. It was originally built in 1804, at the same time with the East, South, and West crescent emplacements but soon it was abandoned and ruined.
Khai Dinh Tomb, also known as Ung Lang (應陵) is the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925), the 12th Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty
The term "Nguyen Dynasty Commissioned Porcelains" refers to porcelain items that were ordered by the Vietnamese, including emperors and officials, in various Chinese porcelain kilns from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. These items were customized in terms of design, colors, decorative patterns, and inscriptions.
Thanks to its pristine and eerie beauty, the Rú Chá Mangrove Forest in Hue has become a captivating destination for many tourists, both domestic and international. Its diverse ecosystem offers a unique opportunity for nature enthusiasts to explore the untouched wilderness.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Musée Khai Dinh - the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum (August 24, 1923 - August 24, 2023), the Hue Imperial Capital Conservation Center and the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum collaborated with the National History Museum to organize an exhibition in the ancient capital of Hue, showcasing the treasures of Emperor Khai Dinh - the individual who "birthed" the museum.
Huế is beautiful no matter the season, and even if you have limited time, there's still so much to see, admire, and appreciate in this region. But if you only have 2 days, where should you go and what should you eat in Huế?
Amidst all the tombs and the Imperial City in Huế, Lăng Tự Đức stands as my favorite destination. Although not expansive, exploring the entire tomb can take up an entire day. The architecture of Lăng Tự Đức is quite similar to the tomb of Emperor Minh Mạng, and it's part of the architectural complex of tombs and palaces belonging to the Nguyen Dynasty in the ancient capital of Huế.
Established in 1923, Hue Royal Antiquities Museum is one of the earliest museums in Vietnam with the first name of Khai Dinh Musée. The main building of the museum is Long An Palace, which was once considered one of the most beautiful houses of Vietnamese royal architecture. Once upon a time, before 1945, this was one of the brightest museums in Indochina and was known by many researchers and associations around the world.
An Dinh Palace is a unique architectural work of the Nguyen Dynasty built in the early twentieth century, located on the bank of An Cuu River, formerly in De Bat Ward - Hue Town, now at 97 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Phu Nhuan Ward, Hue City.
An antique space showcasing artistic works, combined with a classic ancient capital-style coffee environment, will provide you with unique and novel experiences.
The green, ancient Mandarin Coffee & Restaurant is only about 10 minutes by motorbike from the center of Hue city
Sống Platform showcases digital artworks by Vietnamese artists, combining elements of education, art, and entertainment. SốngLab offers a unique space equipped with state-of-the-art technology, allowing artists to unleash their creativity and produce unprecedented digital artworks, often rich in local cultural influences.
Located at 328 Phan Boi Chau Street, Truong An Ward, Hue City, near the Nam Giao Esplanade (built during the Nguyen Dynasty), this place stands out from the "Mosaic" and "Porcelain Inlay" architectural styles commonly used for decorating the imperial citadel and royal tombs of ancient Hue.
A 4-day itinerary to Hue, Vietnam, including accommodation, transportation, and must-visit places such as An Dinh Palace, Tu Duc Mausoleum, Thien Mu Pagoda, and Phu Cam Church.
Nhi Do Mai Tea - A space to preserve traditional flower tea making. Specializing in Snowshan tea and Scented tea, especially Mai-Moc-Sen tea of Hue
Are you planning a trip to Hue, Vietnam, and wondering about the entertainment activities this vibrant city has to offer? Look no further! In this article, we will take you on a journey through the exciting entertainment options available in Hue. From cultural experiences to outdoor adventures, Hue has something for everyone. So, let's dive in and discover the captivating entertainment activities that await you in Hue.
Hoàng Cung Huế, or the Imperial City of Huế, is renowned for its exquisite beauty, magnificent palaces, and astonishing historical artifacts. However, few people are aware of a unique and refined tradition that takes place within its walls - the royal tea appreciation in Hoàng Cung. Let's explore this tea tour and experience the royal grandeur combined with the serene fragrance of lotus-scented tea.
De Po coffee shop in Hue is an interesting destination for those who want to find a unique space combined with great coffee taste
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, have you found a peaceful private corner for yourself?
Coming to Hue, experiencing festivals as well as other special services associated with the heritage land is not to be missed.
To Hue people, the cuisine is not simply eating, but also enjoying the sense of smell, sight, and even… hearing.
Nam Pho Thick Noodle Soup - A Simple and Traditional Dish from the People of Hue
During the Tet festival, besides the vibrant branches of peach blossoms and apricot blossoms, as well as traditional delicacies like square sticky rice cake (bánh chưng), cylindrical glutinous rice cake (bánh tét), and assorted candied fruits, one cannot overlook a distinctive cake from our Hue homeland – the "Bánh Ngũ Sắc" (also known as "bánh bó" or "bánh cộ"). It is used for worship and entertaining guests during the festive days.
In the lunar month of January, when kumquats ripen discreetly on the branches in the old garden, it is also the time when Tet comes and spring arrives. The capable grandmothers and mothers of Huế province showcase their culinary skills in the kitchen with the specialty of candied kumquats.
The ginger jam is known for its spiciness, small ginger slices, and dark color. During the traditional Tet holiday, amidst various types of jams available, ginger jam is considered essential. Among the countless varieties of ginger jams from the three regions of Vietnam, Huế's ginger jam remains a distinct brand with an unparalleled flavor that cannot be matched elsewhere.
Hue Sour Shrimp is a distinctive type of fish sauce that is famous in Huế, used as a dipping sauce for boiled meat in traditional family meals in Huế, both in the past and present. "Tôm chua" is perhaps the most widely sold specialty gift item in Huế. Explore Huế introduces to tourists the top 7 reputable addresses for wholesale and retail of delicious, authentic "Tôm chua Huế," ensuring food safety and hygiene.
The birthplace of this unique dessert is Gò Công (now part of Tiền Giang province), but it was elevated to an art form during the Nguyễn dynasty, particularly under the reign of Emperor Minh Mạng.
In addition to the well-known eateries serving bánh bèo, nậm, and lọc that many tourists enjoy when visiting Huế, the delicious Vietnamese Crepe in Huế has also become a familiar option for tourists and even a must-visit for food enthusiasts in the area. Here, we'll introduce some of the famous traditional Vietnamese Crepe establishments in Huế in the hope of satisfying visitors and food lovers.
In the North, it is called Tào Phớ, in the South, it is called Tàu Hủ, and in Hue, it is called Đậu Hũ. Tofu pudding in Hue is a familiar, simple, healthy, and harmless dish with a delicious and attractive flavor. For Hue tofu pudding, there is a little crushed or sliced ginger, which is fragrant and slightly spicy, and a little boiled sugar water. The tofu pudding is cut into small pieces. Those who like to eat hot can leave them as they are, while in the summer, adding some ice cubes is incredibly refreshing.
Tinh Vegetarian Garden - a place to honor and preserve the beauty of vegetarian food culture of Hue.
The restaurant is intended for guests who want to escape the monotony of daily life by dining in a casual setting that is rich in food. Natural specialties in the mountains are the highlight of Phuong Mai Restaurant.
A small, tranquil homestay with a beautiful view, and reasonable prices, located in the heart of Hue city.
Located in An Hòa Village, just 4.1 km away from the city of Huế, nestled by the picturesque Hương River, Trầm Homestay Huế serves as an ideal stop for those who wish to explore the ancient and romantic beauty of the Imperial City of Huế.
In recent years, the trend of farm stays in Hue is becoming a popular resort choice for tourists. Farmstays in Hue often combine farming and accommodation, creating a unique and ideal resort space for those who want to seek tranquility and closeness to nature and experience rural life.
All the homestays Kham pha Hue introduced below have good reviews from tourists and can meet the satisfied your staying and exploring the attractions in Hue.
Located in the heart of ancient Hue with a prime location "facing the Perfume River, leaning on Ngu Mountain", Vinpearl Hotel Hue Tower with 33 floors emerges as a key location of the city. The solid block design is imbued with a modern and powerful vibe, but Vinpearl Hotel Hue still embraces the essence of Dai Viet with mountainous river and mountain motifs, dragon and phoenix hidden in every corner.
Located in the heart of Hue city, just 14 km from Phu Bai Airport, with a classic modern design, Senna Hue hotel offers a lot of luxury services.
Pilgrimage Village boutique resort & spa is ideally located in the quiet countryside in rustic village setting surrounding by lush tranquil gardens, yet near to famous historical landmarks and the city of Hue. The resort embodies the subtle and unique connection of treasured traditional style and Vietnamese modern art vibrancy.
Where the rice paddies meet mythical Perfume River... and you can still see the mountain & temples palace! For those who would like to experience a rich local Vietnamese village culture, surrounded by stunning organic rice fields, traditional garden houses, River bank with corn fields and spectacular views over treetops to the River and mountain. Re-connect with nature on one of our paddy and traditional houses, living like truly Thuy Bieu citizen. Nourish your body with Vietnamese cupping therapy, fresh vegetables and fruits are grown by ourselves. Enjoy outdoor swimming pool, our own boat and feel good about responsible travel.
Choosing a suitable rest place when coming to the dreamland of Hue is like a breeze with many different types of accommodation.