16 Best Places to Visit In Hue
The old capital of Vietnam has plenty of wonderful places to visit. The first place is Imperial City with many gates of the fortress, including the famous forbidden Gate of the Noon (Ngo Mon) and many temples and worship places (Trieu Mieu, Hung Mieu, Thai Mieu) inside the City. Moreover, the Purple Forbidden City is the home to many emperors, queens and royal families of Nguyen Dynasty in 19th century. Another notable place is the complex of tomb of Nguyen emperors, including Gia Long Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb, Dong Khanh Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb. Nevertheless, Thien Mu pagoda is a hot spot of Hue, like One-pillar pagoda in Hanoi. Visiting Hue is synonymous with finding way back to old times.
Hon Chen Temple is situated on a lovely slope of Ngoc Tran Mountain, 10km upstream from Hue Centre. The name “Ngoc Tran'' means Pearl Bowl, originating from the bowl-shape of the mountain. That also gives the temple its name: Hon Chen.
In Hue - one of Vietnam's most sacred lands of Buddhism, Tu Hieu is regarded as the largest and oldest pagoda, and also a famous sightseeing spot with historical and cultural value.
Leave all worries in life behind and enjoy the strangely peaceful atmosphere in Tam Giang Lagoon - Southeast Asia's largest lagoon.
With close proximity to both Hue and Danang, Bach Ma national park is simple a cannot-afford-to-miss for nature lovers and especially bird-watching enthusiasts.
With a panoramic view of Hue's major attractions, Vong Canh Hill is the best place to take your Hue's photos.
Hue Temple of Literature (locally known as Van Mieu Hue or Van Thanh) majestically lies on the bank of Perfume River, to the west of the Citadel, just 1km from prestigious Linh Mu pagoda.
Emperors under feudalism often regarded themselves as "thien tu" - the sons of God. Hence, to express their respect to Father God, they often held annual offering ceremonies to worship. That's why Nam Giao Esplanade was built by King Gia Long after being crowned, in Duong Xuan Village, south of Hue City.
Being the first and also the oldest high school in Vietnam, originally Quoc Hoc (National high school) was the school for children from royal and noble families.
Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists visiting a hidden charm of Vietnam.
Dong Ba Market is the biggest commercial center of Thua Thien – Hue province and the adjacent regions.
If Hanoi has One-pillar pagoda, Hue is renowned for its Thien Mu pagoda. The architecture, location and history makes Thien Mu pagoda among the top attractions to see in Hue.
A glance at the tomb can create the illusion of a park, packed with frangipani trees and grove of pines.
Touted as the most majestic of all royal tombs, Minh Mang Tomb is a complex of 40 sites.
Though the smallest, Khai Dinh Tomb is the most costly compared with other Nguyen Royal Tombs.
About 14km South of Hue, the tomb does not only host King Gia Long but also contains a large group of tombs for the King’s family and relatives.
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