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About Hue City
This small and quiet сity is justly famed for the magnificent architecture of it citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under Nguyen dynasty in an elegant verdant setting on the bank of the Perfume River. UNESCO has labeled Hue “a beautiful architectural poem”.

Like Halong Bay to the north, the complex of tombs, pagodas and palaces throughout Hue and its surrounds have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Hue’s cuisine is regarded as the best one in the country by Vietnamese people. In Hue, there are two cuisine styles - Hue traditional cuisine and the “Royal” cuisine which can be seen at daily dishes of the local with relatively small serving size featured with refined presentation.

In addition to the various touristic attractions in Hue itself, the city also offers day-trips to the Demilitarized Zone lying approximately 70 km northward, showing various war settings like The Rockpile, Khe Sanh Combat Base or the Vinh Moc Tunnels.
Hue Sightseeings
NGUYEN KINGS' TOMBS: There are eight royal tombs in Hue, being the final resting places of the Nguyen Kings. Construction of the tombs was very meticulous and started while the king was still alive. Most of the tombs face the southwest, direction of the Imperial city. Each tombs consists of two complexes. The first is reserved for funeral services and the second one is exclusively for the tombs. Generally, each tomb is enclosed in a surrounding rampart called "la thanh".
However, each tomb’s internal arrangement is different from one another; particular arrangements reflected each king's points of view, personality and tastes.

THRONE PALACE: Throne palace, the building for great court's meetings, faces the Noon gate and lies right on the axis piercing the centre of the Royal citadel. It was constructed in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long and used later in 1806 for his coronation.
In 1833 it was moved onto a foundation of 2.33m high as now by Emperor Minh Mang. It is 44m long, 30.5m across, 11.8m high and contains a 5-compartment, two-bay main building connected with a 7-compartment, two-bay front building.
The columns are lacquered red and decorated with golden dragon designs. On the roof ridge rest two dragon designs paying homage to a moon. Eaves and roof corners are ornamented with head-turning dragon designs. These and the moldings along the eaves are inlaid with multicoloured ceramic chips.

THIEN MU PAGODA: The pagoda is situated on Ha Khe, on the left bank of the Perfume river, in Huong Long village, 5 km from central of Hue city. It was built in 1601, and then Lord Nguyen Phuc Tan had renovated in 1665. In 1710 Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu had a great bell cast (2.5 m high, weighed 3,285 kg) and a stele (2.58 m high) erected on the back of a marble tortoise in 1715. In the Nguyen Dynasty, Kings such as Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Thanh Thai all had the pagoda restored.
Phuoc Duyen tower (at first called Tu Nhan tower) was built in 1884 by King Thieu Tri. Phuoc Duyen tower has seven-stored with 21m high in octagonal shape.
On the both sides of the pagoda, there are a bonze's room and a guest-room for visitors. In front of the pagoda is flowers and ornamental plant. At the back is a calm and romantic pine-tree garden.

HON CHEN TEMPLE: Standing just on the bank of the Huong river inclined to poetic dreams and 10km upstream of Hue, the Hon Chen temple for cult of Po Nagar, the Goddess of the ancient Cham minority. After then, the Vietnamese continued the cult and name the Goddess as Heaven Goddess Y A Na.
This temple for Goddess appeared in this place centuries ago, but with a very simple design, and after then, reconstructed with a larger and more beautiful architectural scale in 1886.

TRANG TIEN BRIDGE: Spanning the Huong river there are more than ten bridges but only one becomes Hue symbol, that's Trang Tien bridge.
As written in Annual of Unified Great Nam by “The office of Vietnam History" of the Nguyen Dynasty, "the metal bridge Trang Tien in the south east of the Capital commenced to be built in the 9th year of King Thanh Thai (1897) and then finished in 1899. The bridge is about 400m long with 6 spans".

LANG CO BEACH: Leaning against the Truong Son mountains, Chan May cape is in the shape of an enormous crescent. It is next to Lang Co Beach and north of Hai Van Pass. These beaches are considered the nicest in the central area.
Lang Co Beach is 10 km long with white sand and clean and shallow water. The in-season is from April to the end of July, with an average temperature of 25oC and 158 sunny hours per month.
Transortation  
Hue is 108km from Danang, 654km from Hanoi and 1071km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Airport code: HUI (Phu Bai Airport).
Phu Bai Airport is ~ 18km south of the city centre. Vietnam Airlines has daily flight connections with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Alternative Airport: Da Nang Airport (DAD ~ 100km away).
Hue Railway Station located right in the city center. Daily train to Southward and Northward.
Buses, travelling up National Highway 1, link Hochiminh city and Hanoi.
 
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