Top 8 Things to do in Hue, Vietnam

December 27, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Hue is clustered around the Perfume River, which splits the capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty in two. There are endless must-see historic sites, especially those that are UNESCO World Heritage designated. Sightseeing can include the ornate Imperial Citadel, colorful Thanh Toan Bridge, royal tombs and the Forbidden Purple City. Spend a moment in quiet contemplation if you visit Hue Jungle Crevice, where thousands of citizens were pushed to their deaths.
Restaurants in Hue

1. Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

Hue, Vietnam +84 234 3121 649
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 350 reviews

Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

Reviewed By familytravel4x4 - Liphook, United Kingdom

Given the destruction wrought by the war, this is one of the few historic places to have remained largely untouched. A mix of temples, Gardens and canals that create quite a spectacular insight into past splendour. A must see when on the tour....

2. Tomb of Minh Mang

xa Hurong Tho, Hurong Tra, Hue, Vietnam +84 90 916 40 29
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Tomb of Minh Mang

A serene, flower-lined walkway leads to this Nguyen Dynasty emperor’s regal tomb, which is part of a complex including a summer home and lake.

Reviewed By IVegas - Nevada

Only emperor (second last emperor in this 300+ year dynasty) that has a very nice tomb built for him.
There's admission to get in. You have to climb 200+ steps on a sometime steep staircase.
The grounds are pretty nice and once you get to the top it's a nice view from there.

3. Royal Tombs

Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam +84 90 528 58 52
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 802 reviews

Royal Tombs

Reviewed By cottacarlo

We choose this activity as first day in hue and we not disapponting We visit 3 royal tombs and we found it very interesting, own with different story. Little bit unlucky for the raining day, but worth the visit.

4. Thanh Toan Bridge

Thanh Toan, Hue, Vietnam
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 313 reviews

Thanh Toan Bridge

Vietnam Discovery Tours will bring you experience about real Vietnam.

Reviewed By PandaHouston - Houston, Texas

On our way from Hue to Hoi An, we asked our driver to make a quick stop here for some photographs. We arrived before 9 am and there were few people here. The road getting to this bridge was quite bumpy though.
If it is on the way, it is well worth a quick stop.

5. Bach Ma National Park

Cau Hai | Hòa Bắc, Huyện Phú Lộc, Hue, Vietnam +84 93 489 78 02
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

Bach Ma National Park

Reviewed By Deever - Leon, Nicaragua

We went with TNT tour company and even though the trip was a little pricey for Vietnam ($52 for two), it was great. Views are great if there are no clouds, “adventure” track is the actual rockclimbing adventure (but they offer “easy” track as well) and guides were awesome (especially Dat on our “adventure” track). If you are at least basically physically fit, you’ll make it. Bring another pair of shoes, since you are going to cross a few mountain rivers. And a swimsuit!

6. Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue, Vietnam
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

This former site of the old capitol has a moat and ten ornate gates guarding a palace, temples, Gardens and tombs. Its most prominent feature is a tall flag tower.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

History heavy place, most of it destroyed but it doesn't impair the visit seeing how big it was. Very beautiful place

7. Hue Royal Palace

Thuan Thanh, Hue, Vietnam
Excellent
39%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 751 reviews

Hue Royal Palace

Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area within the Citadel. It is partially rebuilt with plans for future restoration.

Reviewed By KPR777 - Raleigh, North Carolina

This palace is part of the Imperial Citadel complex and is very impressive and interesting. Definitely a must-see historic site in Hue.

8. Nine Dynastic Urns

near the The To Mieu Temple | inside the Imperial Enclosure, Hue, Vietnam +84 90 528 58 52
Excellent
41%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Nine Dynastic Urns

Reviewed By Andy F - Devizes, United Kingdom

Located in front of To Mieu Temple, these huge urns date from the 1830s and are said to contain the remains of, or at least honour the memory of, the original nine Viet emperors. Ornate, impressive, photogenic.

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