Thua Thien Hue

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Begin with an engaging introduction about Hue, highlighting its significance as the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Mention its UNESCO World Heritage status and its rich blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Introduce Hue as a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a deeper understanding of Vietnam's royal past and cultural heritage.

Historical Significance

Delve into Hue's history, focusing on its establishment as Vietnam's capital under the Nguyen Dynasty. Discuss notable historical landmarks like the Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), the Forbidden Purple City, and various royal tombs. Mention the influence of these historical sites on Hue's cultural landscape.

Cultural Heritage

Explore Hue's cultural aspects, such as traditional music, performances, and festivals. Emphasize the unique features of Hue's royal court music, recognized by UNESCO. Include local festivals like the Hue Festival, which showcases traditional music, performances, and gastronomy.

Culinary Delights

Describe the unique cuisine of Hue, which is famed for its elegance and balance of flavors. Highlight signature dishes like Bun Bo Hue (spicy beef noodle soup), Banh Beo (steamed rice cakes), and various royal delicacies that were once served in the imperial court. Mention some popular eateries or street food spots.

Natural and Scenic Beauty

Detail the natural scenery surrounding Hue, including the picturesque Perfume River and the lush landscapes of the nearby Tam Giang Lagoon. Encourage visitors to take boat trips or bicycle tours to explore these scenic areas.

Modern Hue

Briefly touch on modern developments in Hue, including contemporary art, shopping, and nightlife. Highlight how the city has evolved while retaining its historical charm.

Provide practical travel tips such as the best time to visit, transportation options within Hue, accommodation choices ranging from budget to luxury, and tips for getting around the city.

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What to know before visiting Thua Thien Hue

Research weather, respect local customs, pack essentials, and embrace new flavors for a fulfilling travel experience.


When tourists prepare to travel to Hue, Vietnam, there are a few things to note and prepare to ensure a smooth trip and the best experience:

  • Dry Season (from March to August): Ideal weather with lots of sunshine, suitable for outdoor activities.
  • Avoid the Rainy Season (September to February): Hue is famous for its long rainy season, which can affect tour plans.
  • Clothing: Bring cool clothes for the summer and warm clothes for the evening or rainy season.
  • Sun/Rain Protection Equipment: Umbrella, sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat.
  • Travel Insurance: You should have travel insurance to deal with emergency situations.
  • Learn Basic Vietnamese: Some basic phrases for daily communication.
  • Translation App: Install a language translation app to assist when needed.
  • Respect Local Culture: Learn about customs, avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing when visiting temples.
  • Bargaining When Shopping: Bargaining is common in markets.
  • Renting a Motorbike: A popular means of exploring Hue.
  • Taxi and Public Transportation: Choose reputable taxi companies and learn about bus routes.
  • Convert Money to Vietnamese Dong: Bring some cash and exchange it to Vietnamese Dong for small transactions.
  • Plan Ahead: Book tickets to visit historical sites and make a specific itinerary.
  • Must-Visit Places: Don't miss the Hue Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tombs of the Nguyen kings.
  • Try Hue Specialties: Such as Hue beef noodle soup, banh beo, banh hoi, and other traditional dishes.
  • Be Careful with Spicy: Some dishes in Hue can be very spicy.
  • Check the Latest: About the weather, special events or any travel warnings.
  • Environmental Protection: Limit the use of plastic bags, do not throw trash indiscriminately, and respect nature and historical sites.

Careful preparation and understanding of the destination will help you have a safe, comfortable and wonderful trip in Hue.

What guests said about hotels in Thua Thien Hue


Young couple

Nestled in the heart of Vietnam's bustling city of Hanoi, Thanh Lich Royal Boutique Hotel offers an unparalleled level of luxury. Equipped with modern amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and plush bedding, this boutique hotel provides a comfortable and stylish stay for all guests. The staff goes above and beyond to cater to every need and ensure a memorable experience for all guests. The stunning views of the city and surrounding mountains from the hotel's rooftop only add to the overall charm of this hidden gem.

JessUnited States

Young couple

Big comfy clean room, great beds, high ceilings, excellent made to order breakfasts. Very close to river and main Hue attractions. Best of all by far were owners Lien and Tauzheng--nicer, more helpful, and honest people you will not find. Great people doing good business. We arrived new to Vietnam, and left more in love with the country and having made a real friendship connection with the good people at Hue Sweethouse 2. Hue is a subtle gem--great food, culturally profound, easy and relaxed.

Greg Dalton
Greg DaltonAustralia

Young couple

Set along the Perfume River this lovely old style hotel was just so relaxing and close enough to everything by foot, dragon boat or taxi! The rooms were big and lovely corridors that opened to let the breezes in and overlooking the alfresco courtyard. The breakfast was the best we have had in Vietnam full of choices and fresh! A lot of the staff spoke English so it was easy to be understood and feel like a valued customer especially the manage of the tour operator counter.

Webb Gregory
Webb GregoryIndia

Family with young children

I'm here for the 4th time, because I'm in Da Nang, so whenever I'm free or bored, I always come to Hue to play. Who said Hue is sad, but I don't see it. This place has its own character that makes me flutter every time I come. Even Thuy Duong Hotel, because it has something very personal, very Hue and very Vietnamese. Thank you for bringing this cultural value through the accommodation service. Wish the hotel more and more crowded and known by many people!


Young couple

Owner and his family were lovely. He was good to deal with and very accommodating. Rented scooters through him and he suggested a tour bus to Hoi An that we thoroughly enjoyed. They also did our laundry for free which was very much appreciated. Very good location for Hue with everything in walking distance. Hotel is set on a charming little side street. Room was great, quite spacious for Vietnam and loved having a balcony overlooking the local area.

DanUnited Kingdom

Young couple

We loved our stay at Candy Inn. Huong and staff were very warm, friendly and accommodating. They kindly let us check into our room early after we arrived on the sleeper train from Ninh Binh. The room was lovely, clean and quiet. The hotel is well located in Hue: a short walk from the main streets with bars and restaurants. Huong also made us lovely vegan breakfasts on request. Great value for money - highly recommend staying here!


Family with young children

The location of this hotel is perfect, in the centre of Hue at walking distance of the best restaurants and close to the citadel. The owners are very nice and helpful. They bought train tickets for us to Danang and we booked a one day city tour through them. If you come to Hue, please book a cooking class with Anh Cookery, it is something unique and it will give you so much knowledge of Vietnamese food and culture!



Hands down the best hotel in Vietnam we stayed so far. Usually not impressed by those big chains hotel but this one was perhaps a true 5 stars. Great bathroom with a strong water pressure, clean and spacious room, beautiful view, comfy beds. But overall the most important was the great efficient staff! Special Thank you to Noel as we had issues booking our flights tickets and she took the time to help us.


Young couple

Nice Room and perfect location in Hue . That’s why I back in this hotel when i have time . This street will becoming a Walking Center next time. Nice budget hotel with helpful staff + Rooms are good size. About 10 mins walk to the citadel and going out area with many Local foods. Staff s helpful in organising tours and The owner so polite , friendly.


Solo traveller

I had a wonderful vacation in Hue, everything was perfect when I stayed at Timothy homestay. This is not only a hotel to stay but also a place where I can experience the beauty of Hue people, enjoy delicious coffee, and beautifully decorated and clean rooms. I will definitely come back next time

LouwSouth Africa

Young couple

Wow, does not even begin to describe. From check-in to the staff the room the breakfast everything was 5 star plus. My wife was very impressed with the spa. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone anytime. This is our 6th trip to Vietnam and this hotel counts among the top 5 easily.


Young couple

It's clean, cozy, and beautiful. The rooms are comfortable and have all the amenities you need. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is great, with plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great stay in Hue.

Stephan Singh
Stephan SinghVietnam

Family with young children

The hotel was very clean and had excellent facilities. The staff were helpful, kind and made our stay comfortable. I really liked that the hotel pool was heated, especially during this time of year in Hue. The breakfast was also excellent!


Young couple

Excellent helpfull staff. We arrived to Hue after heavy rain, so the city was in flood. Hotel' staff was very kind, took care about us and even though we could not go out to a restaurnat, hotel' personnel assured eating and drinks.

Julio fernando
Julio fernandoThailand

Family with young children

The location is really convenient, the rooms are confortable and clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and the breakfast is good. A great option in Hue. I'll come back to this hotel.


Young couple

Great hotel in Hue. A short ride from the old citadel. Very clean and comfortable room. One of the best hotels during our trip to Vietnam. Highly recommend.


Family with young children

Breakfast was good, but the coffee was terrible. This is the first hotel in Vietnam I've been to that didn't offer to make you coffee in the restaurant.


Solo traveller

The hotel owner is very helpful and friendly. Good value and great location for both Vietnamese and foreigners.

Quang Cuong
Quang CuongSingapore

Family with young children

This hotel exceeded our expectations. If we go back to Hue, we'll definitely stay again at this hotel.


Young couple

Super good hotel to stay in Hue!! Amazing breakfast included, a must!

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