Remote Hue, Viet Nam Published on: 04-11-2016
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Why Hue City is special ?
For approximately 400 years, Hue was the political and cultural centre of the Feudal State of Viet Nam. This explains why there are hundreds of historical and cultural remains located in the area. As such, Complex of Hue Monuments was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1993. Once again, in 2003 Nha Nhac, Vietnamese Court Music was recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Hue is one of the main cultural, religious and educational centers of Vietnam. So far, Hue remains to be the only originally historical vestige city in Vietnam. Many of Hue’s attractions are found along the banks of the romantically named Huong River with 11km length. Architecture in Hue is the combination of royal architect, folk, religious ones, traditional and modern sides.
Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and the surroundings still exists tens of pagodas constructed more than 300 years ago, and a hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early century.
Festivals and cuisine are also attractions of Hue that tourists can not ignore
What to explore at Hue City?
Hue City including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world.
Hue Citadel: Occupying a large, bounded area on the north side of Perfume River; four citadels were comprised to create the Capital City: Hoang Thanh (Imperial City) for royal palaces and shrines, Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Purple City) for royal residences, Dai Noi (Inner city) and Tran Binh Dai, which exclusively ancient architecture.
Emperors Tombs: Situated in the middle of the hills on the Southern bank of Huong River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings. Among these tombs are the four famous ones with the name and the arrangements of the tomb reflecting each Emperor’s points of view, personality, and tastes. They are majestic Gia Long tomb, imposing Minh Mang tomb, poetic Tu Duc tomb and magnificent Khai Dinh tomb.
Pagodas: With the symbol of the octagonal 21-meter-high tower, the Thien Mu Pagoda is the perfect combination of artificial architectural work and picturesque nature. Tourists can also visit other pagodas such as Tu Dam, Tu Hieu, Huyen Khong.
Besides visiting ancient monuments and tombs, coming to Hue, you can also have a chance to bath and lying under the sun on the most wildly beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Thuan An and Lang Co beach are the most wonderful ones, twinkling in the sunshine with limpidly blue ocean and silky white sand.
From April 7 to 15th, cultural events and performances will be held in the ancient capital of Vietnam to celebrate Vietnamese tradition and heritage.
How to get to Hue City?
By train: Railway from Da Nang to Hue railway station is about 103 km. Five trains including SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8 and TN2 depart every day and took over 2.5 hours (from Da Nang to Hue). The chairs include hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper (about 6 beds) and soft-sleeper (about 4 beds), called the cabin. Each cabin is designed with conditioning and comfortable seats.
By bus: Regular buses run between Da Nang and Hue (around 50,000 VND).
By car: From Da Nang City, you can also travel to Hue city by private car. The cost for 4 seat car is about US$68, 7 seat car is US$72 and 16 seat car is US$80 per day.
By motorbike: To get Hue from Da Nang City, you can go mountain pass or tunnel. If this tunnel, you drive to close the tunnel, send motorcycle at the management office of the Hai Van Pass Tunnel. Trucks will take your motorcycle through the hatch while the other side you will ride transit, get off at the other side of the hatch.
- Historic place under restoration Well worth the time to visit. Beautiful and absolutely massive! Interesting history of Hue
Hue, Viet Nam