Things to Do in Hue


The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon)

The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), Imperial Citadel & the Forbidden City

Imperial Citadel & the Forbidden City Noon Gate is the main entrance to the Imperial City, located in front of the Throne Palace and facing the Flag Tower. It is…

Phu Cam Cathedral

Phu Cam Cathedral

Phu Cam main Cathedral is situated at Phuoc Vinh, Hue City. The Cathedral was built with modern architecture, designed by the architect Ngo Viet Duc. In early 1963, the construction…

Dien Phung Tien Temple

Dien Phung Tien Temple

Dating from 1814 this site served as the royal temple to honor Nguyen Emperors and their empresses from Gia Long to Khai Dinh. On their birthdays and on death anniversaries attendance…

The Flag Tower, King’s Knight, Cot Co

The Flag Tower, King’s Knight, Cot Co, Imperial City Hue

Imperial Citadel & the Forbidden City The Flag Tower is located in front of Hue Citadel, on the north bank of the Perfume River. Looming over the Citadel at a…

Tinh Minh Building

Tinh Minh Building, Imperial City Hue

Imperial City Hue A wooden structure named Thong Minh Duong built in 19th century, originally stood on this site. In 1927 it was replaced with the current building which was modernized…

Truong Du Pavilion, Dien Tho Palace

Truong Du Pavilion, Imperial City

Imperial Citadel & the Forbidden City Erected in 1849 this building served as the Queen mother’s pleasure pavilion for fresh air and beautiful scenes, the ante-room was known as Luong…

Thien Dinh Palace

Thien Dinh Palace, Khai Dinh Tomb

Khai Dinh Tomb Thien Dinh palace with its 3 rows and halls is the most important building in the complex.          

Thua Thien Hue Museum

Vietnam People's Air Force Museum

Museum of History & Revolution A war museum very close to Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) with many military aircrafts, tanks.

Honor Courtyard and Stele Pavilion Area

Honor Courtyard and Stele Pavilion Area, Tomb of Khai Dinh

Khai Dinh Tomb All structures in this area served as memorial to the emperor, the stone sculptures of Mandarans, soldier, elephants and horses in the courtyard are one of the…

Tam Giang Lagoon

Tam Giang Lagoon

Tam Giang Lagoon, located 15 km from Hue City, is the biggest lagoon in Southeast Asia, covering nearly 22,000 hectares. The lagoon is the meeting place of 3 big rivers,…

Tomb of Dong Khanh

Tomb of Dong Khanh

Dong Khanh tomb is located on the land of Cu Si hamlet, Hue city. Built in 1917, the tomb of Emperor Dong Khanh is the smallest yet the most individual….

Tomb of Gia Long

Tomb of Gia Long

The tomb of Gia Long, officially Thien Tho Tomb, is a royal tomb of Nguyen Dynasty. Situated at Thien Tho mount, 18 km south of Hue, the tomb of Gia…

Ngu Binh Mountain

Ngu Binh Mountain

Ngu Binh Mountain, also known as Ngu Mountain, is located 4 km south of Hue. The 105m high mountain has a striking and symmetric figure. Ngu Binh Mount is the…

Trang Tien Bridge

Trang Tien Bridge

Trang Tien Bridge is the symbol of Hue. It crosses the Perfume River right in the middle of town and links the Citadel with Hue’s new town area. The bridge is…

The Citadel (Imperial City)

Imperial City

UNESCO World Heritage Site This is a massive site. The wall that surrounds the citadel is six metres high and two-and-a-half kilometres long and dates back to the early 1800s….

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda, a historic temple in the city of Hue

A historic temple in the city of Hue The Thien Mu Pagoda is the most famous pagoda in Hue. Built in 1844 by Emperor Thieu Tri.

An Hien Garden House

An Hien Garden House

The An Hien Garden House is located on an area of 4,608 square meters in Xuan Hoa Village, Hue City. It was originally the residence of the 18th daughter of…

Perfume River

Perfume River

The Perfume River, or Song Huan River, is a river that crosses the city of Hue. In the autumn, flowers from orchards upriver from Hue fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like…

Tu Dam Pagoda

Tu Dam Pagoda, one of the biggest and oldest pagodas

One of the biggest and oldest pagodas An amazing building with an impressive main hall for Buddha, built in the seventeenth century.          

Vong Canh Hill

Vong Canh Hill

Vong Canh hill lies 7km from the center of Hue, just 600m from the tombs of Dong Khanh and Tu Duc. The hill is another scenic spot of Hue which reflects…

Tu Hieu Pagoda

Tu Hieu Pagoda

Situated in a pine forest about 5 km from Hue city’s center in Vietnam, established in 1843 by Nhat Dinh a superior Buddhist monk.          

Tomb of Tu Duc

Tomb of Tu Duc

Lies in a narrow valley in the village of Thuong Ba, 8 km from Hue, Tu Duc’s tomb was constructed in 1867. Tu Duc was a legendary scholar and philosopher…

Tomb of Khai Dinh

Tomb of Khai Dinh

Hue has long been recognised as being rich in Vietnamese history. There are many tombs in Hue’s countryside to see. Visitors interested in its history should take a bit of…

Tomb of King Thieu Tri

Tomb of King Thieu Tri

The Thieu Tri’s tomb is situated in Chu Chanh village, 8 km from the Hue city. It was constructed in 1849 and divided into 2 parts: the temple area and…

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Remarkable old church from the French Colonial days with a design.          

Tomb of Minh Mang

Tomb of Minh Mang

The Minh Mang Royal Tomb is located on Cam Ke mount on the west bank of the Perfume River, 12 km form Hue. It is the final resting place of…

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hue displays a collection of photos and memorabilia telling the story of Ho’s early life of poverty in Vinh and revolutionary activities of President Ho…

Ho Quyen (Tiger Fighting Arena)

Ho Quyen (Tiger Fighting Arena)

The tiger fighting arena was built in 1832 under the Minh Mang dynasty to host fights between elephants and tigers. The good news is that the fights have not been…

Thanh Toan, The Japanese Bridge

Thanh Toan, The Japanese Bridge

Thanh Toan is a covered bridge that was originally built in 1776 with a tile roof, the center of the bridge contains an alter in memory of Ms. Tran Thi…