Hue - The most poetic and peaceful city of Vietnam

Nga Do
Hue is one of the few cities in Vietnam that has a romantic, slow living pace. When people talk about Hue, they usually think of a peaceful town, where there is not much to see but the old citadels and many tombs of Vietnamese emperors. However, Hue has more than just tombs to offer! From the white sand beaches of Lang Co to the romantic Tam Giang Lagoon, there will always be something to explore. Here is the suggestion that you can spend one day in Hue:

The city situated on the banks of the Perfume River in Central Vietnam, Hue once served as the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty. Not to mention that this city is famous for having good food. The destinations of the ancient capital have attracted many tourists for infinite space.

Hue - The most poetic and peaceful city of Vietnam
Photo by Tim Moffatt
Thien Mu Pagoda (Pagoda of the Celestial Lady)

Vietnamese people usually say that: “If you come to Hue without visiting Thien Mu Pagoda, it means you have never been to Hue.” On the northern bank of the Perfume River, Linh Mu Pagoda is the soul and symbol of Hue. The pagoda was built on top of Ha Khe Hill in 1601 in honor of the sacred Celestial Lady, to pray for the prosperity of the country. Many people come here to pray for their love life because rumor has that their wish will come true! Besides the historical significance, the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady has stunning architecture and beautiful views of the Perfume River.

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Photo by Clay Gilliland
The Tomb of Khai Dinh Emperor

Visiting the royal tombs is another thing you shouldn’t miss when traveling to Hue. If architecture is something you are passionate about, you will be amazed by the beauty of Khai Dinh tomb. This tomb is the final resting place of King Khai Dinh. Compared to other tombs in Hue, Khai Dinh tomb is much smaller (177 x 48.5 meters). But it has the most unique design and it took a long time to build.

My first impression of the tomb was “This place is rich and luxurious.” The interior of the tomb is unique because its architecture is a fusion of East and West. It harmonizes class and modernity. The most amazing thing about this tomb is the main temple, where you will be overwhelmed by the detailed and colorful mosaics and engravings of dragons on the wall and the ceiling.

Swim at Lang Co beach

Finally, it’s beach time! Don’t forget to pack your swimsuits as we will head to one of the most attractive beaches in Vietnam. 67 kilometers away from the city center is an empty white sand beach. It’s a great idea to spend a few hours relaxing on the beach, swimming in the jade blue ocean, reading a good book, or sunbathing as you also think about Hue’s ancient tombs. The beach is always empty, it gives me the feeling that I own the white sand. Doesn’t that sound appealing? There are some restaurants that sell good seafood at a reasonable price. You can have enjoy with some good dishes while listening to the ocean’s songs.

In particular, do not forget to enjoy the cuisine here alternating in your journey to explore Hue. All details information , please contact us at:

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