Hue Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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The Citadel (Dai Noi)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Constructed in 1804, this massive fortress designed for the Gia Long Emperor, is surrounded by a zigzag moat and defensive barrier that’s 21 meters thick. But ...  Read more

Forbidden Purple City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

This royal structure, which sits at the center of Hue’s Imperial Enclosure, was once reserved for exclusive use by the emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Only ...  Read more

Perfume River (Song Huong River)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

The Perfume River may have gotten its fame from the film Full Metal Jacket, but visitors to Hue traveled on this scenic body of water even before the movie’s ...  Read more

Ho Chi Minh Museum

This homage to Vietnam’s late leader highlights the life of Ho Chi Minh and his nation’s revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. The museum details his ...  Read more

Bao Quoc Pagoda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On Hàm Long hill by the Perfume River in Hue, Bao Quoc Pagoda is a Buddhist temple that dates back to the Nguyen Dynasty, when it was commissioned in ...  Read more

Dong Ba Market

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On the north bank of the Huong River is Hue’s lively Dong Ba Market, stretching out for 16,000 square meters. Still retaining its old bell tower from when it ...  Read more

Tomb of Khai Dinh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Built as a monument and mausoleum for the Nguyen Emperor, Khai Dinh, this impressive tomb is located on a steep slope at the foot of Mount Chau Chu near Hue. ...  Read more

Bach Ma National Park

Encompassing more than 154 square miles (400 square kilometers) of an old French hill station, Bach Ma National Park protects one of the most visually ...  Read more

Cat Tuong Quan Zen House

Travelers will find unparalleled beauty, spaces for quiet contemplation and nothing short of inspiration on a visit to the iconic Cat Tuong Quan Zen House in ...  Read more

Flag Tower

The main focal point of the Imperial City, Hue’s Flag Tower greets visitors upon arrival at the Citadel, sitting opposite its main entrance and facing out ...  Read more

Hai Van Pass

Winding high through the Annamite Range above the South China Sea, the drive along Hai Van Pass between Danang and Hue is all jungle-clad mountains and ...  Read more

Nine Dynastic Urns

The Hien Lam Pavilion can be found inside Hue Citadel across the courtyard from the Mieu Temple. It was built in the 1820s in memory of the mandarins who ...  Read more

Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon)

Perhaps the most-visited gate of the Imperial City, this entrance was the site of numerous historically significant announcements (like the resignation of the ...  Read more

Quang Dien District

On the north-central coast of Vietnam, Quang Dien is a rural district in the Hue-Thua Thien province. The livelihood of Quang Dien’s population relies on the ...  Read more

Royal Antiquities Museum

The Royal Antiquities Museum displays a huge collection of ornaments, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and other items relating to royal life during the Nguyen ...  Read more

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