There was a time when Hue was the imperial capital of Vietnam. This historical place has given the city a very special charm as it houses former government buildings and very ornate structures that once belonged to royalty.
The city is centrally located in the middle of Vietnam, making it easily accessible from the bigger cities either by air or ground transportation. There are daily flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City into Hue’s Phu Bai International Airport
, although the flight schedules change according to the weather. Additionally, there are options for taking taxis or public ground transportation from surrounding cities, depending on budget and scheduling needs. Hotels near Phu Bai Airport are conveniently located in the city center, convenient for those traveling or sticking around in the city. Perfume River
is one of Hue’s most famous attractions, upon which can be found the Tombs of the Emperors. While the tombs are accessible by bike, the best way to see them is by a river boat tour which gives the best experience of the landmarks. Some of the tombs, such as the Tomb of Tu Duc
, are very well maintained, while some have fallen into disrepair. These tombs were built and very ornately designed by former emperors of Vietnam, and definitely worth a visit for their cultural and historic significance.
There’s much more to see and do around Hue, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations can be found.