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Hue, the former royal capital of the Nguyen empire in central Vietnam, is one of the oldest cities in the country. Set on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue is a primarily a historical city which famously houses the Imperial City (declared a World Heritage Site in 1993) within the Citadel, which acted as the seat of power of the royal family. In today's times, Hue has evolved into a budget-friendly destination with many hotels, bars and restaurants located in the areas of Pham Ngu Lao, Vo Thi Sau street and Chu Van An which together are known as the Backpacker district.
Exploration of the many buildings, temples and constructs of the Royal empire is highly recommended. Some of these historical attractions include the tombs of the royal emperors, Tu Hien Pagoda and even the famous Thien Mu Pagoda which is regarded as the official symbol of Hue. Along the Perfume River are several buildings built during the French rule, which showcase French architecture in its most elegant.
Hue is also the seat of Central Vietnamese cuisine. A significant distinction of the cuisine is that it is primarily vegetarian. This is reflected in the abundance of vegetarian restaurants which can be found throughout the city. Portions are generally small and refined, owing to the city's royal heritage. Dishes served are usually spicy too, so it is recommended that adjustments be made while placing your orders.
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Famous for its historical monuments, religious shrines and Royal cuisine boasting over 1,000 speciality dishes, Hue city is also home to world-class, cosmopolitan after-dark entertainment. Alongside nightclubs with live music and polished bars in 5-star resorts, nightlife in Hue also offers citadels doused in sparkling lights, Jenga tournaments, riverside night markets selling souvenirs and Vietnamese spring rolls, and stunning bridges for sunset views and bistros to hit after sightseeing.
Here are the top destinations to experience the nightlife in Hue: -
Hue in Vietnam is famous for its traditional artefacts and creations, which can be purchased here at surprisingly low rates. Tourists love Hue’s shopping malls and plazas, but the best place to shop in Hue is the street markets. Vietnamese garments, wooden carvings, conical hats, Sinh Folk paintings and Zeng textiles are popular things to buy in Hue.
From farmer's markets lined with seafood, fresh vegetables, and spring roll vendors, upscale boutiques, plazas for shopaholics, foodies and gamers, as well as elegant souvenir stores, here are some of the best places for shopping in Hue: -
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Hue like most of Vietnam is quite affordable. For two people travelling together, VND 650,000 should suffice per day during their stay.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Da-nang to Hue||100 Km||2 Hours||View Details|
|Hoi-an to Hue||126 Km||3.5 Hours||View Details|
|Hanoi to Hue||700 Km||12 Hours||View Details|