With its colourful architecture, magnificent temples and crumbling ancient ruins, Hue is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. Situated on the banks of the sleepy Perfume River, here you’ll discover a city that’s split into two halves - with the main city to the north and the restaurants, hotels and nightlife in the south.
Explore the humbling remains of the Forbidden Purple City, the last home of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors, or wander through the charred remains of the Imperial City. See reminders of the infamous Vietnam War, or kick back and relax on the sandy Thuan An Beach. One thing’s for sure, holidays to Hue are an explosion of culture which won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Located on a beautiful stretch of white-sandy coastline, the Angsana Lang Co Hotel is a stunning beach resort in central Vietnam. Featuring a lagoon-style swimming pool, expansive list of water sports and an award-winning spa, it’s an idyllic choice...
A lavish all-pool villa concept makes Banyan Tree Lang Co Resort a heavenly holiday destination on central Vietnam’s glistening coastline. Beach-dwellers will be in paradise on the long stretch of fine white sand, where the warm waves of the East Sea...
Wake up to swaying palms and the sound of waves lapping blonde sands during an incredible Vietnam holiday at the magnificent Ana Mandara Hue Resort. Just a short drive away from the historic city of Hue, the 5-star beachfront complex is the perfect...
The Century Riverside Hotel Hue enjoys a grand spot on the Perfume River in Hue, Vietnam. It offers guests a sublime experience abundant in old-Asian charm and enough onsite eateries to ensure gastronomic goodness throughout your stay. You can...
Standing in the heart of the historic city of Hue, the elegant Saigon Morin is within easy reach of a number of majestic attractions. Offering a choice of charming rooms and suites, delicious meal options and a variety of excellent leisure facilities,...
Embrace the serenity and tranquillity of the 5-star La Residence Hotel and Spa, during an incredible Vietnam holiday in the historic city of Hue. Sitting on the banks of the Perfume River, the former residence of the French colonial governor is an...
You’ll never be short of things to do on your holiday to Hue. Spend an afternoon in the Demilitarised Zone, where you’ll stand in the same place as some of the USA’s bloodiest battles, or take a stroll around the Tomb of Tu Duc - the summer palace of Emperor Tu Duc, widely regarded to be the last emperor of Vietnam.
Beach bums will be more than happy in Hue, as the city boasts a plethora of sandy beaches. Thuan An Beach is great for surfing and swimming, with clear waters and decent waves. The stunning Lang Co Beach, with its turquoise lagoons and fresh seafood restaurants, is a wonderful choice for sunbathing and relaxing on picturesque white sands.
Hue has a tropical climate, meaning that people here enjoy warm weather throughout the year. The best time to visit the city is during the dry season, between March and August, to lessen the chances of being caught in a tropical monsoon. A perfect holiday destination, Destination2 offers great deals on package holidays to Hue throughout the year.
Hue has many local dishes which will tantalise the taste buds of any visitor to this wonderful city.
Com Hen, which translates as clam rice, features rice or rice noodles, pork cracklings, stir-fried clams peanuts, bean sprouts, sliced apples, fried shallots and herbs.
Banh Beo are steamed rice cakes which are topped with dried shrimp, pork cracklings, shallots and herbs, and then served with nuoc mam pha, a delicious dipping sauce.
A popular choice with children is Banh Trang Trung which is similar to a pizza and made from a circle of rice paper, topped with various ingredients which may include egg, spring onions, ground meat and cheese. It is then grilled over charcoal.
A delightful beverage in Hue is Ca Phe Muoi, a salty coffee which includes condensed milk which creates an appealing caramel-like flavour.
There are some excellent eating places in Hue - among those which are very popular venues are Lien Hoa, Quan Bun Bo Hue, Les Jardins De La Carambole and Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant.
Several festivals and events are held in Hue and they are usually colourful spectacles which make them very appealing to visitors to the ancient city.
This is a bi-annual festival which takes place in April in 40 venues around the city. It involves a huge range of events including boat racing, kite flying, fashion shows, street performances and parades, and re-enactments of royal ceremonies. This is one of the most popular festivals in the whole of Vietnam.
This is the most widely celebrated public festival of the year in Vietnam, with the residents of Hue joining in the national welcoming of the lunar New Year. There are many activities which take place including traditional rituals and ceremonies, firework displays and the lighting of the streets with lanterns.
Hue is blessed with many superb sandy expanses where visitors can enjoy a wonderful beach holiday experience.
This ancient city is renowned for its amazing temples, mouth-watering cuisine and vibrant nightlife - but it’s also home to some spell-binding beaches with huge appeal for families, couples or groups of friends holidaying in this magical country.
There’s no shortage of fabulous beachfront hotels and resorts in the Hue area where visitors can relax in opulent surroundings and total comfort.
You’ll discover long sandy beaches which are magnets for fun-seeking families and tranquil bays and coves which have plenty of appeal for couples seeking a romantic time strolling along the seafront.
Thuan An Beach is a lively sandy expanse on the stunning Tam Giang-Cau Hai Lagoon, near the mouth of Huong River. This is a great place for families with golden sands and plenty of vendors selling refreshing drinks to help you keep cool in the blazing Vietnamese sunshine.
Lang Co is a beautiful bay with glorious white sands. swaying palm trees and turquoise waters. It is an unspoiled escape with amazing mountain expanses behind it.
Canh Duong is a magnificent arc-shaped beach located between two mountains which is a wonderful place to relax and soak up the sun. A long row of casuarina trees and white sands create a picture of beauty that will impress any visitor.
Vinh Thanh Beach is located south east of Hue city and is highly regarded for its white sands and calm. There’s also the opportunity to buy delicious seafood from local sellers at very low prices. Many people visit this sandy expanse to watch its amazing sunsets.