The city represents demonstration of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire. Visiting Hue, you can not only learn about the citadel’s history and exhibition, but also get the chance to visit many historical attractions such as tombs, pagodas, monuments, etc. The beautiful landscape and the tranquil atmosphere would bring about relaxing journey while discovering the city.
Truong Tien Bridge
Hue was founded as Vietnam capital by Gia Long – the first King of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802. Constructed in 1804, the Hue Imperial Citadel was Vietnam’s last royal dynasty’s residence for 143 years. It held the royal position for 9 Nguyen Dynasties until 1945. The ancient Citadel was severely damaged during skirmishes with the French in 1947 and destroyed by American forces during Tet Offensive (a major military campaign of America – Vietnam War in 1968). Including more than 160 buildings originally, only 20 buildings survived from severe damages under French rule and Vietnam War. Fortunately, in 1993, UNESCO designated the Citadel as one points of the World Heritage List, which enhanced Hue and the Citadel’s position in Vietnam tourism development.
Nowadays, Hue city does not attract tourists thanks to the ancient citadel, but also due to many historical attractions, tranquil landscape beauty and local specialties.
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There are many festivities held in Hue, especially during half front of the year, such as Tet (between January to February), Hue Festival (April), spring markets, royal ceremonies, traditional villages’ festivals, etc.
Hue people are friendly and conservative. They can be really nice to you as guests, but sometimes they may be shy or quiet. They consider family as top priority, which explains why Tet is their most important festivals, when family gather together to celebrate new year.
Hue Traditional Costume
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Travelers are advised to avoid Hue’s typhoon season, during September to December. Visiting Hue from January to April might be the perfect time, when the rain is not so heavy anymore and the weather is cool enough to enjoy the city tour. The first 4 months of the year also bring about many annual festivities, which are wonderful chances for travelers to discover Hue at local festivals.
Travelers often travel around Hue by taxi, motorcycles or cyclos, especially when wandering around the tranquil city.
You can also travel by Hue bus, which includes 15 buses on 7 routes. There are many routes stopping right in front of tourist attractions. The buses run from 5AM to 18PM daily and cost only 3,000 VND to 5,000 VND per ticket.
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