Best Time to Visit Hue for Great Weather & Amazing Activities

April 13, 2021 - 520 views

Hue is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam. Coming to Hue, visitors not only can enjoy the fresh air but also walk under the trees in the park along the Huong River. So, what is the best time to visit Hue? Let's learn detail by following our article below.

The Weather in Hue is usually hot and humid, and it is a combination of the environment in the North and the Southern coastal region. Hue is one of the areas with many cultural heritages. Up to now, there are no areas with a large number of monuments that still retain their original shape as in this ancient capital.


Hue Weather Overview

The climate in Hue belongs to the tropical monsoon region, transitional from the equator to the tropical monsoon. Here is influenced by the transitional environment between the North and the South of our country. The average annual temperature in the plains is around 24°C - 30°C. In the hot season (from May to September), Hue is influenced by the southwest wind, so the climate becomes dry, warm and high temperature. The average temperature of the hot months is from 27°C - 29°C, the hottest month (May, June) temperatures can be up to 38°C - 40°C.

Nice weather in Thien Mu Pagoda Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda in July

In the cold season (October to March next year), Hue is influenced by the northeast monsoon, so it rains heavily, and it is cold. The average temperature in the cold season in the plains is 20°C - 22°C.


When is the best time to visit Hue?

If the climate of Central and Southern Vietnam are divided into two seasons, dry and rainy, Hue has only two other seasons: rainy season and short rainy season. The rainy season lasts from September to the end of December, and the little rainy season lasts from the end of December until about April. The remaining months of Hue weather are sunny because Hue is also in abundant heat radiation area and high heat background. Foreign tourists come to Hue from November until the end of April is considered the best time to visit Hue.

For tourists who love the cold and rains of Hue, November - December is the right time to enjoy the "winter in the ancient capital." Coming to Hue this season, visitors will experience the moment of visiting Hue in the rain. They will fall in love with the street baked goods such as grilled sweet potatoes, grilled corn with grilled onion, charcoal grilled, dried squid and sat in the cold rain of Hue to enjoy. Hue rain has become a distinctive feature of the ancient capital. It brings a breath of skin that makes people remember nostalgic memories, helping people to love and cherish more ancient memories.

One thing that is quite special, which we rarely see elsewhere, is that Hue also has its spring. The spring in Hue lasts from January to the end of February, which is the transition time in the middle of the season when the cold dissipates and makes room for the sunshine. Everywhere on that peaceful land, people found a layer of overflowing vigor was put on. This season becomes beautiful and new time to visit Hue, you will see the image of a lush green city, wafting about the New Year.

The beauty of Hue

Truong Tien Bridge

Hue is the most beautiful when it comes to Hue Festival (the first national and international cultural and tourism festival in Vietnam in April). Coming to Hue on this occasion, tourists can both see the dreaming of Hue and discover the specific cultural features that cannot be felt through books and pictures. Festival is the time when Hue becomes bustling with many unique arts and entertainment activities of domestic and foreign art troupes. Hue time charmed by the colors, the city is splendidly decorated like royal palaces. For tourists who have never been to Hue or want to learn about the culture and characteristics of Hue, the Hue Festival is the most suitable time.


Best activities can tourists do when visiting Hue

Hue Imperial Citadel: The Imperial Citadel is the second citadel within the Imperial City of Hue, which protects the most famous palaces of the royal court, the Nguyen ancestral shrines and the Forbidden Purple Guard - a place reserved for kings and royalty. People often call the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City the Great Citadel.

Hue Imperial Citadel

Hue Imperial Citadel

Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts: The main building of the wooden museum, there are 128 precious wooden pillars, on the columns are carved with four sacred animals and more than 1000 poems in Chinese characters. This building is the Long An palace built-in 1845 under the reign of Hien's ancestor of the Nguyen Dynasty, named Thieu Tri.

Walking Street: Opened at the end of September 2017, Hue's walking street includes the streets of Chu Van An, Pham Ngu Lao and Vo Thi Sau and operates from 6 pm on three weekends. In this walking street, you can enjoy many local dishes of Hue, watch the street music repertoire or simply sip some drinks with friends.

Dong Ba market

Dong Ba market

Hue Festival: Hue Festival takes place from April 1 to April 6, marking the 20-year journey since the festival was first organized. 

In conclusion, Thua Thien Hue is a land of cultural traditions, though not as old as the North, but also has more than 700 years of history. From the time when Lord Nguyen put the capital here until the time of Nguyen's death (1945), it can be said that Hue is a meeting place of great cultural activists and a meeting place of the ancient aesthetic from East-West thought flows.

It is the only city in the country that still retains the appearance of a medieval town and the architectural integrity of a monarchy. Hue has become a great and priceless museum. If you get a chance, visit this city once. Wish you have a meaningful trip.

Let's find the best Hue tours to enjoy your wonderful vacation now!

Vana Pham 

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