Use Inseasia’s Hué Travel Guide to make sure you don’t miss a thing whilst here. the best things to see and do in Hué can all be found in the guide. The city, in the central region of the country was the capital of old. It retained that position from 1802 until 1945. The city is on the coast in the central coastal region of Vietnam. The Reunification Express train that runs from Saigon to Hanoi, stops here
So what’s in the Hué Travel Guide ?
The famous 19th century Complex of Hue Monuments is here. It is one of Vietnam’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Originally the seat of power of the Nguyen Dynasty, it stands surrounded by a walled moat and includes the Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, once home for the Emperor and a replica of the Royal Theatre.
The town stands on the North bank of the iconically named Perfume River. The river gets its name from the fact that in autumn times, flowers from orchards drop into the water, upstream from the city and give the whole area perfumed air.
Just along the river from the city there are many other monuments, including the tombs of Emperors Minh Mạng, Khai Dịnh, and Tu Duc and the Thien Mụ Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Hue and also the official symbol of the city.
It is from here that day excursion to the Demilitarised Zone (The DMZ) from The Vietnam War. There are also many famous theatres of battle from the war. Hué now receives approximately 2.5 million visitors per year and many come for these important sites. A large part of the Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket was filmed in and around the bombed-out ruins of the city.
All this plus hotels, Restaurants, bars and cafés in the Hué Travel Guide.