Hue is the city of poetry, ancient beauty and is home to the most elegant people of Vietnam. This former capital of Vietnam has a long list of places and Vietnam customized tours that you need to visit once in your life.
From works representing feudalism or Buddhist works, all will bring a unique experience that only exist in Hue. Follow me to explore some important destinations that worth all the second you are in your private tours to Vietnam.
Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu is a sacred pagoda and is famous throughout Vietnam. This pagoda is located 5km west of Hue city center and on Ha Khe hill. Visitors can ride a motorbike, take a group bus or take a Dragon boat to reach the pagoda.
Surprisingly, Thien Mu is the earliest pagoda built in Hue city. It was built by Lord Nguyen Hoang back in 1601. Visitors here will be curious to hear about the myths surrounding the construction of this temple.
The campus of Thien Mu is quite extensive with several notable buildings inside. Most prominent is the Phuoc Duyen Tower stand in the front. Besides, the pagoda is also home to many Buddha statues as well as other precious objects.
Thuy Tien Lake – The Abandoned Waterpark
Reminiscent of world-famous newspapers like the Huffington Post, this abandoned water park has quickly become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hue. Surprisingly, the place is included in major Vietnam holiday package deals now due to its instant fame.
Located on the hill of Thien An and is 10km from the center, Thuy Tien Lake was originally built as a theme park for local people. However, this work was quickly shut down and has now become a real “Horror Park”.
The area of the dragon lake and the surrounding pine forests in this recreation area becomes unusually beautiful. Visitors come here to experience the horror and scary atmosphere that few places have in Vietnam.
The Imperial City
The Imperial City is Hue’s most famous historical site and has been a symbol of Vietnam’s power. The architectural complex of Hue Imperial City is built on an area of over 500ha and is divided into 3 rounds in large, small order. This one of a kind architecture is the place where the national meetings and the royal residence of the Nguyen Dynasty took place until 1945.
Usually visitors spend up to 4 hours to visit the whole complex. The Imperial City is tremendous with hundreds of large and small works. The buildings inside the Imperial City represent the art and culture of the former Vietnamese feudal dynasty. Guests will enjoy the appearance of the emerald and golden buildings beautifully mixed with lush lakes and majestic walls.
Museum of History and Revolution of Hue
The war between Vietnam and the United States was the most known war in our times after the First & Second World War. Museum of History and Revolution of Hue will bring visitors closer to what has happened in this land.
Founded in July 1989, the museum is home to more than 22,000 artifacts of history, the war in Vietnam, Central and Hue. The artifacts include coins, armored tanks, fighters, cannons from the reign of Emperor Minh Mang.
Normally visitors combine to the Museum with other destinations for their Vietnam customized tours . Also, the museum is located in the heart of the city so getting there is convenient. Guests can choose from all types of public transport or decide to walk to visit the museum.