Traveling to Hue in the rainy season brings a strange beauty to the city. It can be said that this place has been extremely skillful when turning the rains and chilly winds into the “specialty” of the ancient capital.

Perhaps only traveling to Hue in the rainy season can visitors feel the romantic beauty of this land. The whole city seems to have become more peaceful and quiet, highlighting the ancient beauty that has existed for many generations.

Special things when traveling to Hue in the rainy season

What is the best season to travel to Hue is probably a common question of many tourists. Coming to Hue every season brings its own interesting things, but the experience of traveling to Hue in the rainy season gives us very special feelings.

From what month to what month is the rainy season in Hue?

Like Da Nang or Hoi An, Hue is located in the tropical monsoon climate, so the weather here is divided into two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The rainy season in Hue starts from September to April next year with a temperature of about 20-22 degrees Celsius . Especially, there are times when the temperature in Hue drops to 10 degrees Celsius, the weather is cold, very suitable for walking around.

The rainy season in Hue has a very cool and pleasant temperature, suitable for walking around (Photo: Facebook Doan Quang)

Why should travel to Hue in the rainy season?

  • Hue rain scene is a very special thing that every visitor wants to experience. The city at that time also became quieter, more loving than ever.
  • Traveling to Hue in the rainy season, visitors will feel more clearly the peace and simplicity of the ancient capital.
  • Many promotions and discounts on airline tickets, hotels, tours help you save costs.

Where to go in Hue? If you want to see the romantic ancient capital in the rain but are still afraid of “wet shoulders”, tourists should visit the following Hue tourist attractions :

Hue tourism in rainy season to Hue mausoleum

Hue mausoleum is one of the places not to be missed when traveling to the ancient capital. And of course, on rainy days, this is a suggestion that cannot be more appropriate. You can visit some famous historical sites here such as Khai Dinh Hue Tomb , Minh Mang Hue Tomb , Hue Citadel … You can rest assured that coming here at this time, you won’t need to wait in line. Waiting because the number of guests is not too crowded, moreover, it is easy to take souvenir photos, not afraid of jostling.

Traveling to Hue in the rainy season, you should visit the mausoleums (Photo: Facebook Vy Ngan)

Hue tourism in the rainy season to visit Hue museum

Traveling to Hue in the rainy season is the most appropriate time for you to get the coolest “virtual living” check-in photos with the romantic flying rain scene. That is even more wonderful when combined with the fanciful, poetic space of Hue museums . On rainy days, umbrellas will be an indispensable accessory, so pay attention to choose umbrellas with beautiful colors that match your outfit so that when you are on the picture, you will be most sparkling.

Listen to Hue Royal Music

An extremely elegant pleasure when traveling to Hue in the rainy season is enjoying Hue royal court music on the Perfume River . You will feel more clearly about the musical culture of the nation dating back to the feudal period with noble and noble rhythms.

Listen to Hue royal court music on the Perfume River (Photo: Collected)

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Watch the romantic rain at a beautiful cafe in Hue

Sitting and sipping a glass of water or a cup of hot Hue royal tea in beautiful cafes in Hue is also an interesting activity on every rainy day in the ancient capital. Rain is also the time when we become closer and have more stories to tell each other.

Traveling to Hue in the rainy season and delicious food

There is nothing more enjoyable than enjoying hot dishes, mixed with the typical spicy taste of the ancient capital in the cold weather of the rainy season of Hue. Let’s discover Hue specialties with extremely attractive dishes.

Bun Bo Hue

Hue beef noodle soup includes beef, crab cakes, pork blood, vermicelli and broth. The broth is simmered from the beef bone, with fish sauce and lemongrass added to make the noodles fragrant and flavorful.

Don’t forget to enjoy the delicious bowl of Hue beef noodle soup (Photo: Collectibles)

Mussel rice

Mussel rice is an extremely suitable dish to eat on cold days. The hot rice served with spicy and fragrant fried mussels will be great.

Mussel rice is suitable to eat on rainy days (Photo: Collected)

Bread flour

Hue filter cake  is a dish with the delicacy of the ancient capital. The thin, flexible, tough transparent shell embraces the inner layer of shrimp and meat. When eating, diners dipped with a little spicy chili sauce is enough to warm their hearts.

Hue filter cake, encapsulating the quintessence of cuisine in the ancient capital (Photo: Collected)

Wet cake

Hue wet cake  is made by the traditional secret of Hue people. The white rice paper layer, served with grilled meat and chili sauce, creates an extremely attractive flavor.

Hue pressed cake

Hue pressed cake  is a very rustic and simple dish. When guests come to the restaurant, the chef begins to coat the cake with a cast iron mold. The cake consists of filtered flour, pork, eggs served with raw vegetables and heirloom sauce.

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What should you pay attention to when traveling to Hue in the rainy season?

  • It is advisable to bring umbrellas, raincoats and shoe covers so that sudden rains do not affect your trip.
  • Hue in the rainy season often has a significant day-night temperature difference, so you should bring a light jacket if you go out at night.
  • Pay attention to preview the weather forecast to arrange and change the itinerary so that it is reasonable.
  • It is recommended to travel by taxi or hire a Hue tourist car service to avoid getting wet.

Life goes on in a hurry every day and we are still engrossed in our work. But take the time to slow down, enjoy the simple, peaceful moments of life, which you will find when traveling to Hue in the rainy season . Romantic scenes, rustic meals but warm people are what Hue brings to visitors visiting this place on a rainy day.

As a mausoleum with a mixture of Asian and European art architecture reaching a harmonious level, Dong Khanh or Tu Lang Tomb is also an impressive place in a Hue sightseeing tour.

Besides the location near the tombs of other kings, Dong Khanh mausoleum also possesses spaces of high value in architecture, painting and decoration.

The following article provides some information about Dong Khanh Tomb of Hue . Hope it will be useful for you on your upcoming trip.

Where is Dong Khanh Tomb?

Tomb of Dong Khanh or Tu Lang is the resting place of King Dong Khanh – the 9th king of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Located between the two tombs of Thieu Tri and Tu Duc, Dong Khanh Tomb belongs to Cu Si village, Duong Xuan canton, today is Thuong Hai village, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue city.

How to get to Dong Khanh Tomb in Hue?

From the city center. In Hue, you move in the direction of Bui Thi Xuan Street, then turn to Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street. From here you will see Tu Duc Tomb.

Then continue to go about more than 100m, pay attention to the left hand direction, you will see a sign indicating the way to the tomb of King Dong Khanh. Google maps

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Ticket price and opening time of King Dong Khanh’s mausoleum

Dong Khanh mausoleum ticket prices are updated to the latest, specifically:

  • Adults: 100,000 VND/time.
  • Children 7-12 years old: free admission.

Time to visit: Tomb of King Dong Khanh is open to welcome guests on all days of the week, from Monday to Sunday (time frame from 7am to 17h30).

History of the construction of King Dong Khanh’s mausoleum

The process of building Dong Khanh mausoleum is quite complicated. Only after being in office for 3 years (1886-1888), the King unfortunately died at the age of 25, so he did not think about building a mausoleum.

Near the area of ​​Dong Khanh mausoleum today is the tomb of Kien Thai Vuong (1845 – 1876), the father of 3 kings Kien Phuc (1884), Ham Nghi (1885) and Dong Khanh (1886 – 1888). After ascending the throne, seeing that his father’s tomb did not have a shrine, King Dong Khanh ordered the Ministry of Public Works to build a temple to worship his father.

While construction work was underway, King Dong Khanh fell ill and died on January 28, 1889. Therefore, Truy Tu Palace was changed to Tu Lang separate palace, bringing the king’s saint to worship, called Ngung Hy Palace.

After that, King Thanh Thai succeeded to the throne in the difficult and complicated historical and economic situation of the country. Therefore, the court had to use the unfinished temple to worship King Dong Khanh and choose a place about 100 meters southwest to bury him.

Most of the surviving architectural works in Dong Khanh mausoleum were made under King Khai Dinh (1916-1925). After ascending the throne for 3 months, King Khai Dinh requested to repair the mausoleum (August 1916).

The entire mausoleum area from Bai Dinh, Bi Dinh to Buu Thanh and Huyen Cung was built under Khai Dinh’s reign until July 1917, the basic part was completed and it was completed in 1923.

Architecture of Dong Khanh Tomb – a harmonious and impressive combination

In fact, the construction of King Dong Khanh’s mausoleum took place many times, over a long period of 35 years (1888-1923), through 4 kings: Dong Khanh, Thanh Thai, Duy Tan, Khai Dinh. Therefore, Tu Lang bears the imprint of two architectural schools of two different historical times.

Electric impregnating area

The works still carry the old architecture “snap and cork”. The main hall and its dependent houses are still rows of splendid gilded columns decorated with four spirits, four quarters, etc. Ngung Hy Palace has 24 maps depicting the paintings in the classic “Nuoc quartet filial piety”. On the ancient matches, on the roof and on the edge of the palace, there are terracotta reliefs with rustic decoration.

However, the appearance of a system of multicolored glass doors and two paintings depicting the Franco-Prussian war during Napoleon’s time and a number of other artifacts have shown the influence of Western European culture.

Tomb area

The architecture of the tomb is almost completely “Westernized” from architecture, decoration to building materials. The beer house is a variation of Romance architecture mixed with Asian architecture. The tall, thin mandarin statues are made of cement and bricks instead of stone statues, slate tiles, and checkered bricks.

In general, Dong Khanh mausoleum opened the period of mixed Eurasian and Neo-classical architecture

Experience exploring Dong Khanh Tomb Hue

  • It is recommended to visit Hue and Dong Khanh mausoleum around January and February. At this time, the weather is pleasant, not too harsh, the transportation will be convenient.
  • Refer to the beautiful photo angles before going to the mausoleum to get the best frames.

Review of Dong Khanh’s mausoleum from visitors

Dong Khanh Tomb – An option for those who are passionate about culture and history and want to enjoy the green space in the middle of summer in the ancient capital.
The mausoleum is quite empty of tourists to visit, so I really like the scene here, fresh and cool.
The mausoleum is small, easy to maintain, but has also deteriorated a lot!
Dong Khanh Tomb, in harmony with the rural landscape of the countryside, is an attractive tourist destination in Hue.

As the second citadel located inside Hue Citadel , Hue Citadel , or Hue Imperial Citadel , is the place to keep important vestiges in the protection of palaces, temples and Tu Cam Thanh.

This place is also one of the tourist attractions not to be missed in the trip to dreamy Hue.

The following article provides some information about Hue Citadel , hopefully will be useful for you in your upcoming trip .

Hue Citadel – Where is Hue Citadel?

Hue Citadel (Hue Imperial Citadel) is located on the banks of the romantic Perfume River, which is one of the relics belonging to the Complex of Hue Monuments from the Nguyen Dynasty.

Address: 23/8 Street, Thuan Hoa Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province. Google Maps

It borders on Tran Hung Dao and Le Duan streets to the south, Tang Bat Ho street to the north, Le Duan street to the west and Xuan 68 street to the east.

Guide to move to Hue Citadel

Located right in the heart of Hue city, moving to Hue Citadel is relatively easy. You can choose to travel by private means or public transport such as cyclo, taxi, motorbike taxi.

Introduction to Hue Citadel – History of formation

In 1803, King Gia Long ascended the throne and chose this land as the capital of the Nguyen court.

After 30 years of construction, the whole project of the new capital was officially completed.

The Imperial Citadel of Hue is a cluster of relics including the Imperial Citadel (where the king established the court and worked) and the Forbidden City (where the king and the royal family lived). The Imperial Citadel includes Ngo Mon Gate and Thai Hoa Palace. The Forbidden City is an area reserved for the king and the royal family, including Dai Cung Mon, Ta Vu and Huu Vu, Can Chanh Palace, Thai Binh Lau, Dien Tho Palace, etc.

Discover the unique architecture of the Imperial Citadel of Hue

Not only is the place marked with the nation’s history, Hue Citadel is also famous for its proud architectural beauty. The Citadel was built in the style of Hue royal architecture, each line and decoration method exudes a solemn and sophisticated look.

Relics inside the Imperial Citadel of the Imperial Citadel of Hue

Ngo Mon Gate – Hue Citadel

In Hue Citadel, there are 4 gates, of which Ngo Mon Gate is the main gate, located in the south, overlooking the Perfume River.

At Ngo Mon Gate, there are 5 gates, in which, the main door is for the king to go, two gates next to the main door are for Van and Vo mandarins. The two outermost gates are for soldiers and horses to follow. However, Ngo Mon Gate is rarely used, only opening when there are special occasions or important ceremonies.

Thai Hoa Palace – Hue Citadel

Along with Dai Trieu Nghi Courtyard, Thai Hoa Palace was the place to hold important court sessions. The inside of the main hall is the place where the king’s throne is located, in the position of three wooden pedestals. Everything here is gilded, very luxurious and eye-catching.

This place is considered to be the most typical for Hue royal architectural art, “dual house”, meaning house connecting house, roof connecting roof. Construction materials are mainly ironwood, electric roofs, electric poles, walls… are all sculpted in the shape of a dragon bending a pig.

Relics inside the Forbidden City in the Citadel – Hue Citadel

Dai Cung Mon – Hue Citadel

Dai Cung Mon also includes 5 compartments with 3 doors, the back side has a corridor, connecting with Ta Vu and Huu Vu.
However, this work has now been destroyed during the war and is being researched and restored by the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.

Ta Vu and Huu Vu

As two buildings, left Vu and Huu Vu are located directly opposite Can Chanh Palace, respectively for Quan Van and Quan Vo to prepare rituals before the court meeting.

Can Chanh Palace – Hue Citadel

Lying in line with Thai Hoa Palace in the north-south direction, Can Chanh Palace was the place for the king to set up the court. This electricity is considered to be the largest and most beautiful wood-structured electricity.

Thai Binh Lau – Hue Citadel

Located on the northeast side of Dai Noi Hue, Thai Binh Lau is the place where the king rested, relaxed, read books, drank tea.
This area consists of two interconnected parts, Tien Doanh and Post-Job. The decorations inside Thai Binh Lau are of great value to Vietnamese fine arts with impressive porcelain mosaic patterns.

Dien Tho Palace – Hue Citadel

Located in the west of the Forbidden City, Dien Tho Palace is the residence of the empress and the empress dowagers. This is also considered as the largest remaining palace architecture in Hue ancient capital.

Possessing an area of ​​​​up to 17,500m2, Dien Tho Palace is the connection of many small projects such as Tho Ninh Palace, Dien Tho Chinh Palace, Tinh Minh Floor… by covered corridors.

Although since the fall of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1945, although other works were destroyed, the entire area of ​​​​Dien Tho Palace is still almost intact.

Hue tourist map – mausoleums

Map of Hue Citadel and main attractions

How many gates does Hue Citadel have?

Hue Citadel has 13 gates in all. In which, 10 city gates will open to the outside, 1 inner city gate, 2 waterway gates.

Southeast Gate (Thuong Tu Gate)

The gate of the citadel is located on the east corner of the Southeast Kinh Thanh. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1829. The Nguyen court established the Thuong Tu Institute to take care of the king’s horses here where the city gate is called Thuong Tu Gate.

The Nhon Door (Present Door)

The gate of the citadel is located in the south, to the left of Ky Dai of the Citadel. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1829. The first name was The Nguyen, then King Minh Mang changed it to The Nhon. Folk called the Gate because people were stopped here when the king or concubine went to Phu Van Lau or Luong Ta’s house to cool off and bathe in the river. The door placed 4 cannons called Ta Dai General.

Quang Duc Gate (Sap Gate)

The gate is located on the south side of the citadel. The name is named after Quang Duc palace. The arch of the city gate was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1829. During the flood in 1953, both the arch and the gazebo collapsed completely, so the people called it Sap Gate. The door was restored in 1988 after being heavily damaged by the war in 1968. The door placed 5 cannons called Huu Dai General.

Chanh Nam Gate (Door House)

The gate is also located on the south side of the citadel. People often call it Nha Do door because outside the door there is Thuong Ty (Do Gia) department, which translates to Nha Do. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1829. The door collapsed in 1953 due to flood, only to be restored later.

Southwest Gate (Huu Gate)

The gate is located in the southwest of the citadel. The arch was built in 1809, the hope was built in 1829. In 1885, King Ham Nghi went to the war zone outside Quang Tri from this door. During the war, the gate was broken down and was later rebuilt.

Main West Gate

The gate is located in the west of the citadel, on Thai Phien Street. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1829. This was the place of fierce fighting during the war in 1968, so it was heavily damaged. Later, the door was restored.

Northwest Gate (An Hoa Gate)

The gate is located in the northwest corner of the citadel connecting Tang Bat Ho and Nguyen Trai streets. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1831. Folk people call it An Hoa gate because in front of the citadel is the village and An Hoa market.

North Gate (Back door)

The gate is located at the back of the citadel, so it is called the Hau gate. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1831. After the war, the door was heavily damaged and was closed for 120 years. In 2004 the door was opened after repair work.

Northeast Gate (Ke Trai Gate)

The gate is located in the northeast corner of the citadel, located on the banks of the Dong Ba River. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1824 and is one of the two earliest gazebos built. Indigenous people call it Ke Trai gate because there used to be a Ke Trai village in front of the city gate.

Chanh Dong Gate (Dong Ba Gate)

The gate is on the east side. People also call it Dong Ba gate because there is Dong Hoa fortress from Gia Long period. The arch was built in 1809, the gazebo was built in 1824. In 1885, the war between the French and the Imperial army led by Ton That Thuyet took place fiercely here. The gate collapsed on the gazebo and damaged the arch after the war in 1968.

Binh Mon Town

This door does not open to the outside but leads to Tran Binh fortress – the defensive fortress of the citadel, connecting the two fortresses of Dong Binh and Bac Dinh together.

Western city water gate

The estuary leading from the Ke Van River to the Ngu Ha River takes on the task of draining the inner city, is the waterway for boats to carry goods to trade. The gate was built in 1826 under the reign of King Minh Mang.

Dong Thanh Thuy Quan

This is the gate leading water from Ngu Ha to Dong Ba River. The gate was built in 1830 under the reign of King Minh Mang.

Fascinating experience in Hue Citadel

Visiting Hue Imperial Citadel, do not miss the following fascinating experiences to make the trip more impressive:

Admire all the monumental works of Hue Citadel

Highly appreciated in terms of architecture, history and culture, the Hue Citadel in particular and the cluster of monuments typical for the works of the Nguyen Dynasty when arranged in a harmonious and aesthetic way is still not far away. leave the original.

Festival atmosphere of Hue Festival

Held every two years, taking place from April to June every year, the Festival is a large-scale cultural event, held to commemorate the traditional values ​​​​of the ancient capital of Hue.

At Hue Festival every year, many special programs will take place such as the Royal Night, Nam Giao sacrifice ceremony, Truyen Lo ceremony and honor to worship ancestors, sea festival, Ao Dai festival, kite flying, poetry recitation… island tourists visit.

Hue Royal Night

Taking place every Saturday, the Royal Palace Night is an art program within the framework of Hue Festival, with the aim of recreating the beauty of the Citadel at night.

Ticket price to visit the Citadel – Hue Citadel

  • Ticket price for adults: 120,000 VND/person.
  • Ticket price for children: 30,000 VND/person.
  • Ticket price for foreign guests: 150,000 VND/person.

Opening hours of Hue Citadel

Opening hours to visit Hue Citadel are as follows:

  • Opening hours in the summer: 6:30 – 17:30.
  • Opening hours in winter: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Travel experience in Hue Citadel

Tour Experience In Hue Citdel: Hue City Tour

To Hue Citadel, visitors note the following issues to make the trip more convenient:

  • Prepare yourself with comfortable clothes, easy walking shoes and drinking water
  • Do not step on or touch objects around without permission.
  • Walk softly, speak quietly and do not make noise in the mausoleum.
  • Absolutely do not litter indiscriminately affecting the landscape of the monument.

To experience a perfect Hue tour, you need to refer to Danang Private Car detailed self-sufficient Hue travel experiences below.

Overview of Hue

Hue – the land of the ancient capital, though quiet and peaceful, is still full of charm. Hue tourism brings you completely different experiences. Not as bustling as Nha Trang, as boisterous as Hanoi or as generous as Saigon, Hue offers guests from far away with a deposition and a lot of nostalgia.


Located in the Central Coast of Vietnam, Hue includes the mainland and the territorial sea of ​​the East Sea continental shelf. The entire area of ​​the province is 5,053.99 km², Hue is adjacent to Da Nang city and is divided by the majestic Hai Van pass.

Hue is one of the cities with the longest cultural history . In 1993, Hue was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage and in November 2003, Hue royal court music was listed by UNESCO as masterpieces of intangible cultural heritage.

That is why, recently, the trend of self-sufficient tourism in Hue is growing. Coming to Hue without any tour program helps you to admire Hue in a very personal and unique way.

What is the most beautiful season to travel to Hue?

A little about the climate in Hue

Hue is known as the “rainy city” of our country. If Vietnam’s climate has 2 seasons: dry season and rainy season, then Hue only has “high rainy season” and “little rainy season”. But the rain of Hue still has its own charm. Many tourists like to come to Hue during the white rainy days of Hue.

However, if you are traveling to Hue for the first time, you should not go at the time when Hue rains a lot. From September to December is the time when the rainy season is long and heavy in Hue. Late December to April is the low rainy season. Especially, from March to August, Hue enters the summer period. True to the summer in the Central region, the weather in Hue at this time is also very hot, the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius. Therefore, you should not go to Hue at this time because the hot weather will greatly affect your travel. transfer, visit the scenic spots.


May to November is the peak period of rain and storms in Hue. Heavy rain can cause street flooding. In addition, this time the temperature in Hue is also very low, especially in the last months of the year. The temperature can drop below 10 degrees Celsius. If in the South, you are not familiar with the temperature below 20 degrees Celsius, you should not travel to Hue in these months.

The most suitable time to travel to Hue

According to Hue self-sufficient travel experience, the best time to come to the ancient capital is at the change of seasons: Spring – Summer or Autumn – Winter. Thus, it can be said that the most ideal time to travel to Hue is January and February. Hue Festival usually takes place from April to May every year. At this time, coming to Hue, you will discover and fully experience the most unique cultural features of Hue.


Besides, if you love flowers, you should come to Hue in March and April to see gerbera flowers, and from May to August is the season when lotus flowers bloom in the Imperial Citadel. When summer comes, phoenix flowers “dyed red” in a corner of the sky next to Trang Tien bridge. This is the time when Hue “shows off” its most dreamy beauty.

Guide to move to Hue

From Hanoi or Saigon to Hue, there are many means for you to choose, depending on your budget and preferences, you can refer to the following suggestions of Halo Travel:

Traveling by bus

Hue travel experience to save you should choose a bus, but it will take time because the distance is very long. There are many high-quality sleeper buses traveling from Hanoi, Saigon to Hue.

  • Bus departing from Hanoi:
The name of the garage Departure time Ticket price for reference Departure
Mercury 18:00 450,000 VND/ticket
  • 451 Nguyen Van Cu
  • 33 Nguyen Hoang
Camel Travel
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 18h45
280,000 VND/ticket
  • 459 Tran Khat Chan
Trekking Travel 16h30 300.00 VND/ticket
  • 720 Nguyen Van Cu
  • 1 Tran Khanh Du
Virtue 16h15 280,000 VND/ticket
  • Nuoc Ngam Bus Station


  • Bus departing from Saigon:
The name of the garage Departure time Ticket price for reference Departure
Dung Huong 7h30 520,000 VND The East Station
Mr Tan 7h00, 8h00, 9h00, 11h00, 13h00 500,000 VND The East Station
Minh Duc 8h00 430,000 VND The East Station
Hoang Long 8h00 550,000 VND 44 Highway 13 – Thu Duc

Traveling by plane

If you want to save time as well as explore Hue more, choose a plane! To get the best price, you should book tickets 1 month or 2 to 3 months in advance. In Hue, there is Phu Bai airport just 15km from the city center, so you just need to call a taxi, motorbike taxi or bus to move to the center easily.

From Hanoi From Saigon
Ticket price for reference 730,000 VND/way 400,000 VND/way
Travel time 1 hour 30 minutes

Traveling by train

Self-sufficient travel experience in Hue by train will bring you extremely interesting experiences. Because this is a means for you to have the opportunity to see the whole scenery of mountains and sea on both sides of the road. In addition, if you suffer from motion sickness, the train is the most suitable means of transport! Trains have many different classes of seats, you need to consider the cost before booking.

From Hanoi From Saigon
Ticket price for reference 300,000 – 955,000 VND/way/pax 400,000 – 1,050,000 VND/way/pax
Travel time 14 hours 18 hours – 22 hours
  • If you do not have much time, please refer to the full Hue 1 day tour to explore AZ: where to go, what to eat…?

Experience choosing means of transportation in Hue

When coming to Hue, you have many options for transportation to visit and explore Hue such as taxi, bus, motorbike, cyclo, boat or boat,…. Because the attractions are also quite close to each other, depending on your needs, you can choose the most suitable vehicle. However, do not ignore the 4 very interesting vehicles that Halo Travel suggests below:

Rent Motorcycles

Motorbikes are at the top of the list chosen by many tourists when traveling to Hue on their own. Because Hue is a tourist city, motorbike rental here is very affordable, ranging from 100,000 VND to 120,000 VND/day. From the self-sufficient travel experience of many people, you should rent a digital car for more convenience when traveling and remember to check the car before you leave! See now: Hue Motorbike Tour

Rent a cyclo

In Hue, there is a “group” of cyclos available to serve tourists. This is also a favorite means of transport for many tourists, choosing to move to attractions. The advantage of cyclo in Hue is that it is wide, has a high roof, and is very suitable for transporting goods and turning on the passenger roof very politely and safely.


The streets in Hue are very peaceful, moving on cyclos will bring you a very different leisurely and leisurely feeling. Cyclo is very cool and airy, so it is not as mysterious as a taxi or bus, nor is it as noisy as a motorbike engine. However, traveling by cyclo is only suitable when you visit attractions in the inner city area only. The price for renting a car is only about 150,000 VND/person/hour.

Rent a boat or boat

Renting a boat or boat to travel to Hue is an extremely interesting experience because the Perfume River in Hue is famously poetic. When traveling by boat or boat to visit the Perfume River, listening to Hue songs will be unforgettable Hue travel memories.

In addition, you can choose a boat or a boat to go to famous attractions such as Linh Mu Pagoda, Hon Chen Palace, Minh Mang Tomb, etc. The feeling is no different from the people of the Royal family. The price of a rental or boat ticket is not too high, only from 200,000 VND/person.

Car rental With Driver

If you travel to Hue in groups or with your family, you should rent a self-drive tourist car to ensure safety and have a private space for all members. Some self-drive car rental addresses in Hue:

Hue Car Rental suggest booking a car with chauffeured driver and exploring all the points of interesting in complete comfort. You can explore all of the ancient city – Hue city with: Hue Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda (oldest pagoda in Hue City), the Nguyen Royal Tombs, romantic Huong River (Perfume River), and plenty of others.

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Tourist places in Hue should go

Hue has many famous scenic spots and is a place with very poetic and charming natural beauty. Coming to Hue during the festival season, there will be many unique cultural activities. So you need to schedule a visit to Hue during your travel days here. Don’t forget to check in at the famous tourist spots in Hue .


 Discover Hue Citadel 

According to Hue travel experience, definitely do not forget to visit Hue Citadel – a place that proves the golden history of the country. Hue Citadel was started under the reign of King Gia Long in 1805, lasted for nearly 30 years until the reign of King Minh Mang. This is a heritage recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage.


Hue Imperial City has an area of ​​​​520ha, with a beautiful location on the north bank of the Perfume River and facing the South. The entire structure of the citadel was built in the Vauban style of the West with 24 fortresses protruding outwards.

  • Address: Hue city center
  • See the way here
  • Entrance ticket price: 150,000 VND/person/time
  • Visiting time: + Summer: 6:30 – 17:30 + Winter: 7:00 – 17:00

Tourist addresses near the sea in Hue

Coming to Hue, there is not only the beauty of famous landmarks such as the Perfume River, Trang Tien Bridge, Hue Imperial Citadel, etc., but it is also loved by its beautiful blue beaches and white sand. If you come to Hue in the summer, plan to visit the following beaches!

Beach name Address
Lang Co beach Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province
Canh Duong Beach Canh Duong, Phu Loc, Thua Thien Hue
Thuan An Beach Thuan An town, Phu Vang district, City. Hue
Vinh Thanh Beach Vinh Thanh, Phu Vang, Thua Thien Hue
Ham Rong Beach Vinh Hien, Phu Loc, Thua Thien Hue
Phu Dien Beach Phu Vang, Thua Thien Hue


 Famous temples in Hue near and far 

Thien Mu Pagoda

Located on Ha Khe hill, Huong Long commune, city. Hue, Thua Thien – Hue province, Thien Mu pagoda is the oldest temple in Hue with the age of more than 400 years. Therefore, this place is not only a famous spiritual place of worship but also an extremely attractive tourist destination for tourists to the ancient capital.


Thien Lam Temple

Thien Lam Pagoda is one of the famous pagodas in Hue, located on Quang Te hill, Thong Thuong 2, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue city. With Thai-style architecture, Thien Lam Pagoda is an extremely satisfying check-in place for many visitors. Exploring this temple, you will feel a peaceful and gentle space.


Tu Hieu Pagoda

Tu Hieu Pagoda or Tu Hieu Communal House is one of the great ancient temples, a cultural and historical scenic spot of Hue ancient capital. Located on the green pine hill of Duong Xuan Thuong III temple, Thuy Xuan ward, Tu Hieu pagoda owns outstanding architecture in harmony with the natural scenery, making visitors feel like they are lost in the fantasy world of pine forest. green.


 Fun places in Hue 

What should self-sufficient Hue travel experiences be? Are there any interesting places to play? These are questions from many visitors. In addition to the famous Hue tourist destinations, let’s take a note with Halo Travel to add some fun places in Hue below:

Name of the place to play Address
Ho Thuy Tien Park Thuy Bang Commune, Huong Thuy Town, Hue
Green Life Farm 24 Ly Than Tong, An Luu village, Huong An ward, Huong Tra town, Hue
Hue Walking Street Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City
Voi stream tourist area Thuy Duong, Loc Tien, Phu Loc, Thua Thien Hue



Eating experience when traveling to Hue

Self-sufficient Hue tourism is not only visiting famous landscapes or entertainment places but also an opportunity for you to fully discover the quintessence of Hue cuisine. Let’s find out the typical dishes of the ancient capital with Halo Travel!

Bun Bo Hue

The first dish in the list of delicious dishes in Hue you must try is Hue beef noodle soup. A dish that shows the typical features of the cooking art of the ancient capital. The original Hue beef noodle bowls have the sweet and tender broth of the right stew, the fragrance is subtle with the smell of lemongrass and scallions, adding a little bit of tongue-slicing chili to create a delicious taste.


Hue tea

It’s not too difficult for you to find a tea shop in Hue, on the streets or alleys, the scent of tea is faintly like you’ve seen one already. The most famous and delicious Hue tea dishes such as: roasted pork filter cake, longan tea wrapped with lotus seeds, sweet potato tea, lotus tea, water drifting tea, etc.

Mussel rice

It can be said that mussel rice is a popular dish that can be found everywhere on the streets of Hue from sidewalk eateries to luxury restaurants. Mussel rice is presented in the form of cold rice mixed with stir-fried mussels and spices. Delicious mussel meat with rich spices served with white rice is indeed a dish that attracts many tourists.


Experience choosing a place to stay in Hue

Hue Class Hotel

Hue Class Hotel is a cheap hotel in Hue, owning a prime location right in the city center. From this hotel you can easily move to many famous attractions and entertainment places. Hue Classic Hotel has parking, free wifi network and cool garden space.

  • Address: 1/142 Nguyen Sinh Cung, Vy Da ward, Hue city
  • Reference price: about 280,000 VND – 400,000 VND / room / night & 1,500,000 VND / 3 bedroom apartment / night.


Avon Hue Hotel

Located next to the Perfume River, staying at Avon Hotel Hue will give you the opportunity to see the beautiful and poetic streets and fully enjoy the wind and sky of Hue. Room rates at this hotel are not too high from only 350,000 VND/night and are decorated and designed like a high-class hotel. Avon Hue has a cool outdoor swimming pool, spacious garden view.

  • Address: 135 Nguyen Sinh Cung, Vy Da ward, Hue city
  • Reference price: about 350,000 VND/room/night


Bean Hue

If you want to find a place to stay with cute and youthful decor, don’t miss Bean Hue! With an extremely friendly and close space and a small garden where you can relax and breathe in the fresh air. In Bean Hue, there is also a motorbike rental service, the price for renting a motorbike is about 100,000 VND – 120,000 VND/day/car.

  • Address: + CS 1: 40 Phan Chu Trinh, Truong An, Hue city + CS 2: 29 Le Dai Hanh, Tay Loc, Hue city
  • Reference price: 150,000 VND/room/night – 300,000 VND/room/night


Note when self-sufficient travel in Hue

  • If you come to Hue in a tourist season like Festival, the number of visitors is very crowded, you should book a room in advance through famous booking apps to avoid no room or unsatisfactory rooms.
  • Hue travel experience is self-sufficient, you should go to Hue in about 3-4 days!
  • You should combine Hue and Da Nang travel to save money and explore more places.
  • Do not forget to bring with you the necessary applications for virtual living such as power banks, selfie sticks, etc. In addition, sunscreen, sundresses, hats, umbrellas, etc. are also very important for you to protect yourself during the trip. Go.
  • To avoid being scammed and being told to challenge the price, before using the service or buying anything, remember to ask the price first!
  • Remember to keep the general hygiene, do not throw garbage indiscriminately.


Danang Private Car hopes that the above experiences can help you update your self-sufficient Hue travel experience . The romantic, gentle Hue has countless destinations waiting for you to visit and check in, why not dress up and invite your close friends to Hue right away!!!

Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to Hue, on Monday welcomed 16 South Korean tourists, marking the return of foreign visitors after prolonged Covid suspension.

Tran Huu Thuy Giang, director of the provincial Department of Tourism, said this was the first group of international visitors returning to Hue after a long time of inbound tourism closure due to the pandemic.

The tourists visited the UNESCO heritage site Imperial Citadel, which witnessed the rise and fall of Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last ruling royal family, and watched an art performance at Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.

They plan to visit royal tombs of Kings Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, An Dinh Palace, the birthplace of Vietnam’s last emperor Bao Dai, and Thien Mu Pagoda.

Vietnam fully reopened its borders last Tuesday after nearly two years of closure. It has resumed its visa exemption policy for citizens from 24 countries, including ASEAN members, Japan, South Korea and several European economies.

Hue is home to royal tombs, ancient palaces and pagodas that attracted millions of foreign visitors every year before the pandemic.

Transport To Hue: Danang To Hue, Hoi An To Hue