Located on Huong river, Hue was once the capital of Vietnam (during the Nguyen Dynasty, from 1802-1945), and is still an important and prominent piece of Vietnam’s cultural puzzle.
If you are a history buff or someone that enjoys exploring cultures, Hue should definitely be on the top of your travel plan. The city is filled with many ancient tombs, pagodas, and monuments that attract visitors from all over the world.
Beside ancient monuments, Hue is home to two of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam: Thuan An Beach and Lang Co Beach, perfect places to take a rest after a long day.
Boat trips are available offer the opportunity to explore the famous Huong river which features Thien Mu pagoda, one of Hue’s well known landmarks and a perfect combination between picturesque gardens and imposing architecture. While on boat tours, visitors may have the chance to sample some of Hue’s delicious specialties such as Banh Beo and Bun Bo Hue, while watching royal art performances.
In fact, the majority of Vietnamese dishes emanate from Hue, which attracted some of Indochina’s finest chefs during feudal times. For its tombs, pagodas and iconic Citadel, the soulful city with a river running through it earned recognition from UNESCO’s World Heritage committee in 1993.