Hue City, an ancient capital of Viet Nam, welcomes a number of visitors every day who are interested in a mix of the new and the old. Along with many cool activities to enjoy in the daytime, the nightlight in Hue City may be really joyful and charming. Whether it is a peaceful promenade along the banks of the Perfume River or a comfortable moment of drinking coffee, nights out in Hue are always loads of fun and joy. If you are wondering what to do in Hue at night, then get inspired by some incredible activities listed on this little Hue Travel Guide below!

#1: Feast your eyes on shimmering Trang Tien Bridge

Lying along the Perfume River, Trang Tien gains fame as the most gorgeous and beautiful bridge in Hue. Hence, there is no wonder that it becomes a perfect candidate for the best view of the whole city. Admiring the poetic beauty of Trang Tien in a tranquil and romantic setting at night gives the tourists some senses of peace via the tranquil and stunning spectacle.

More wonderfully, Trang Tien Bridge at the weekends tends to become sparkling in the light of continuous color change once the sun goes down. At that time, visitors can spread their eyes over the impressive system of color change, such as blue, silver, red, yellow, and purple. This is one of the main reasons why the bridge attracts many photographers every night.

Trang Tien Bridge at night, Hue -Vietnam

Trang Tien Bridge at night, Hue -Vietnam (source: internet)

#2: Listen to Hue traditional music on the Perfume River

The truth is that when the night covers, Hue usually brings a nostalgic feeling. Especially, if you visit the city on a rainy night, it is possible that you can feel sadder than normal. And the best way to soothe the deep melancholy of your soul in that night is to listen to traditional Hue music on a dragon boat floating at the Perfume River. This unique form of art activity has truly been preserved and developed over hundreds of years.

Although the performance just takes place over an hour, the deep singing verses and the smooth tunes of traditional music help you understand more about Hue people’s cultural life. Furthermore, after enjoying these folk songs, you may also partake in dropping lights on the River to pray for great prosperity, good health, and best luck.

Listen to traditional Hue music and song (source: internet)

Listen to traditional Hue music and song (source: internet)

#3: Roam around night streets

If you have a free soul that wants to explore the hustle and bustle of the city, then it is highly recommended to spend time going for a stroll around night streets. In Hue, tourism-focused night streets have just had their presence prominent in recent years. And one of the famous areas is Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street. The street is ideal for walking, sightseeing, shopping or even sampling many Hue specialties.

You can easily find countless souvenir shops as well as bars or clubs there. In addition, there are also a lot of young locals who hold acoustic shows, art plays, street paintings, flash mob dances, etc. which attract a number of domestic and foreign tourists. So, the street is indeed a flawless spot to gather and have fun at night.

Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street at night, Hue (source: internet)

Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street at night, Hue (source: internet)

#4: Drink a cup of coffee while sightseeing Perfume River

Another popular zone for observation and relaxation is to stop by a sidewalk café. There are lots of the streets lined with vendors selling juices, coffee, and beverage. Simply sipping a cup of coffee, visitors can immerse themselves in the real life of the local people and experience the lively ambiance of the ancient capital. The view of the poetic Perfume River at night can calm the mind and empower you to let bygones be bygones.

Let's enjoy a coffee in Hue

Let’s enjoy a coffee in Hue

Hue Vietnam is the ideal destination to run away from the bustle and chaos. There you enjoy the peace and romance preserved in almost every attraction and activity.

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Hoang AnhStart working in travel industry in Vietnam from 1995, I had the great chance to learn and seeing the change as well as the development of tourism in our country. After quite long time working in different positions in some well-known international travel companies, I found that with my passion and knowledge, I can offer better value and discovery on tours in Vietnam to the travelers.