Located in the Central of Vietnam, Hue is an attractive destination for Vietnam group tours. Naturally gifted with majestic natural settings of soaring mountains, poetic rivers, and pristine beaches, Hue has long been a haunted place for nature lover.
Additionally, the city has also been paid much attention by historical and cultural buffs thanks to its long-lasting history and distinctive customs. The huge appeal of Hue will leave you in awe.
Hue girls in the traditional “Ao dai”
The old citadel of Vietnam with valuable royal architectural works
Used to be the capital of Vietnam for hundreds of years under the Nguyen Dynasty, the whole city of Hue is an important vestige which reminisces people of the glorious past of the country. Especially, the Imperial Citadel of Hue is not only nationally but also worldwide significant.
Gate to the Forbidden City
The Complex of Hue Citadel is a cannot-miss destination for group tours in Vietnam, especially for those who are interested in history and culture. Constructed in the 19th century under the reign of Nguyen Dynasty, the Imperial Citadel of Hue is a walled fortress and royal palace with impressive architecture. The construction of that massive monument involved in more than a thousand of workers and a huge volume of burden workload. With the well-preserved architecture, the site was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2003. The Citadel consists of 2 main parts: the citadel and the Forbidden City, where the King and his royal family lived and worked. It is not only a historical vestige which shows the culture and history of Vietnam but also a masterpiece of oriental architecture.
Khai Dinh Tomb
Other worth-visiting monuments in this complex are the Emperor Tombs and Palaces of the Nguyen Kings, including Gia Long Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, and Tu Duc Tomb. Visiting the tombs, travelers will see the difference in the lifestyles as well as the viewpoints of the Kings.
A wonderland with exquisite natural settings
Another thing that makes Hue an ideal destination for Vietnam group tours is its jaw-dropping landscapes. The beauty of this city has been an endless inspiration for poems and songs.
The poetic Huong River
Nestled gently along Huong River (Perfume River), Hue holds a strong appeal that visitors cannot stand themselves from falling in love. The river curves gently through the forest, bringing along the pleasant aroma of the flowers to the city. The tranquility that Hue’s landscapes bring will ease your mind and release all your stress and fatigue.
Lang Co Beach
As a coastal city, Hue also has extraordinarily stunning beaches with soft white sandbank and aqua-green sea water. Hue beaches are exceptionally suitable for swimming and sunbathing. Among them, Lang Co Beach has been voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
A promising entertaining land with many fascinating attractions
Besides its antique looks, Hue is also a modern city with several attractive destinations to entertain. Not only can travelers take part in various traditional occasions and games, they can also get involved in some fascinating modern games in this city.
Zipline in Alba Thanh Tan Resort
A typical destination is Alba Thanh Tan Hot Spring Resort, which is about 40 km to the north of the city. In addition to relaxing in the hot natural mineral springs, visitors can also experience two adventurous games: Zipline and Highware. Thanh Tan Resort possesses Vietnam’s longest zip line, providing people with unforgettably thrilling experiences. Starting from Ma Yen Mountain and crossing 560m long path through the forest at the altitude of 45 m above the ground, Thanh Tan zipline will make you feel as if you are wearing wings to soar through the evergreen forests, and then to land next to the gorgeous lake. Offering jaw-dropping challenge and experiences, Alba Thanh Tan Hot Spring Resort is absolutely a should-stop for any zipline tours in Vietnam.
A city with excellent foods that you cannot stop eating
Fern-shaped cake – a special dish of Hue people
Hue is also well-known for its special cuisine. The city is home to several mouth-watering dishes such as “bun bo Hue” (Hue beef rice vermicelli), “banh beo” (fern-shaped cake), “me xung” (sesame candy), “banh khoai” (Happy cake or pan-fried crepe), “tom chua” (fermented shrimp paste), “che Hue” (Hue sweet soup), and “com hen” (clam rice). The heaven taste of these dishes will steal your heart at the very first try.
If you are still considering where to go in Vietnam, head your way to Hue. The spectacular landscape, the high-valued culture, and the special cuisine of this city will definitely satisfy you.