Travel Guide

Hue Tour – A handbook from A to Z (Part 1)


Hue is one of the top tourist attractions in and out of the S-shaped country because of the long-standing culture, and beautiful natural scenery and is a world-recognized historical monument. Hue tourism attracts a large number of tourists of Vietnam.

Read this article from to get an useful guide when traveling in Hue.

Means when traveling in Hue

transportation to Hue

There are so many ways to come to Hue (Source: Internet)

Airplane: Phu Bai Airport has just opened after the upgrade to serve Hue tourism. There are many daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Hue with airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, VietjetAir, Jetstar with ticket cost from 900,000 VND/turn.

Train: From Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi there are also many trains to Hue. For those who have plenty of time and want to experience beautiful scenery along the way, then this mean of transport is so suitable.

Ticket price from Hanoi to Hue: 350,000 VND – 800,000 VND depending on the type of seats.

Ticket price from Saigon to Hue from 400,000 VND – 1.200.000 VND depending on the type of seat.

Coach: This type of mean to Hue is often the North-South sleeping-car. Ticket prices and quality are not much different; you can refer to the ticket prices of the Hoang Long, Phuong Trang, TheSinhTourist, etc.

In Hanoi, you can take the coach to Hue at Giap Bat Station, Nuoc Ngam Station, Luong Yen Station, with ticket price from 300,000 VND.

In Saigon, you buy tickets at the Mien Dong Station, with fares from 450,000 VND.

Note: It is advisable to buy in advance, or call in advance to avoid ticket expiration.

Travel around Hue: You can rent a motorbike to travel and explore Hue. Renting cost from 100,000 VND to 150,000 VND/car/day.

Taxi: Mai Linh, Thanh Cong, Taxi Vang, Huong Giang … In my experience, Thanh Cong is the cheapest company with good quality. Tel: 02343.57.57.57

Mai Linh: 02343898989

Vang Taxi: 02343.797979

Gili Taxi: 02343.828282

Huong Giang Taxi: 02343.878787

Places to visit in Hue Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

It is still home to many monks and a holy site visited by many everyday (Source: Internet)

Also on the north shore of the Perfume River about 3km from the Citadel, tourist can get there by booking a dragon boat along the river, or for those feeling more active, a pleasant bicycle ride. The Thien Mu Pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital. Today it is the home of the Austin motor vehicle which drove Thich Quang Duc to his self-immolation in Saigon in 1963 in protest against the Diem Regime. It is still home to many monks and a holy site visited by many tourists everyday.

Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel (Source: Internet)

This is the most historic relics in the complex of Hue ancient relics recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage on December 11, 1993. Then, every two years, hundreds of thousands of people come here for a cultural tour that explores the typical culture with the active cooperation of the French Republic. The price for sightseeing is VND55,000/person. This is a tourist attraction in Hue which you should not miss when arriving in Hue.

To be continued!

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