A great deal of tourists who have once explored Hue tourist destination are consistently be attracted by the longing ancient capital’s calm value, smiling locals associated with the romantic Perfume River. Formerly, Hue was the country capital of Nguyen Dynasty in 18th – 19th century; and up to now, it’s most famous for the historic and cultural merits. Besides, do not ignore the culinary value of Hue namely its traditionally cooked vermicelli – Bun Bo Hue! The lovely smiles of local women being in their elegant threads of purple silk are exclusive aspirations that only Hue can offer. In Vietnam, this imperial city now is a tourism hub that welcomes tourists who come in diverse tours to explore the monumental collection of King’s tombs and its special fortified Citadel. Plus, comfortably experience a boat trip to Perfume River to savor the spectacular views along the river bank, Hue is a must-seen point in Vietnam classic tours nowadays.
Where To Visit And What To Do When You Are In Hue?
First, let’s appreciate the historic value of Hue for it is the big house of various monuments placing Hue in status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heart of this destination is the Hue Imperial Citadel, which covers the spacious, walled regions on the North side of the Perfume River. The Citadel’s interior parts were forbidden in the past because they were only for emperors and concubines. However, at present, little of the Forbidden City remains, and there are some reconstruction efforts that make it ideal historic site. In and outside the Citadel, there stand many relics belonged to Nguyen Emperors and their royal families. Historically, the Citadel was built in 1804 and completed in 1933 under Minh Mang Emperor; the construction has 4 gates at 4 directions and the major gate is called Ngo Mon located in the south.
Next, Perfume River crosses the City of Hue smoothly enough to ignite romantic atmosphere. For romantic senses, many tourists usually take a boat trip on the river. Your nighttime on boat is promoted with Hue traditional music. Along the river, there exists myriad of monuments from tombs to pagodas, French-style buildings, significant schools, and specially is The Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts. Draw your attention to Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, and Tu Duc Tomb. (Link to Hue city tour )
Remarkably, Thien Mu Pagoda is religious stop for the Vietnamese in general. The ancient architecture located on romantic landscape makes up an attractively natural setting. The Thien Mu bell’s sound is symbolized as the soul of Hue, ever replaying over the Perfume River flowing in front of the Citadel. This sound resonates in the locals’ hearts and minds. The tourists also fall in love with such extraordinary sound. Linked to Thien Mu Pagoda is Phuoc Duyen Tower which is the seven-storied building located in front of the pagoda and is apparently visible from Perfume River. Each of the story houses a statue of Buddha.
Furthermore, Bach Ma National Park includes an area first protected with a series of forest. There are a number of guesthouses and rooms rebuilt above the sea level to serve the tourists. Plus, Lang Co Beach is an exquisite background for photographing and resting at best. The beautiful white-sand beach and fresh seafood are great scores for this tourist site.
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