Another purpose of Coupe De Hue 2019, is promoting tourism in Vietnam and we choose Hue city, located in central Vietnam, the previous capital of the Nguyen dynasty (from 1802 to 1945). With over 200 years of the Nguyen dynasty, Hue gained its unique features, creating a foundation for contemporary Vietnamese culture as well as maintaining its ancient traditions, a true blend of the old and the new. Hue has two sites recognized by UNESCO World Heritage; Hue Imperial Citadel (1993), Hue Royal Court Music (2003).
Considered a symbol for Hue city, the Hue Imperial Citadel expresses the authority of a lost feudal period. Hue Imperial citadel complex includes: Citadel Hue; Imperial City; and Tu Cam Thanh, all excellent places to visit while in town
Hue Imperial Citadel
Hue Imperial Citadel is the first suggestion to visit, because this place not only historic, but also unique in its architecture being built during the Nguyen Dynasty it has been witness so many political events and changes key to the development of the country.
The total area is about 500 hectares, the Imperial Citadel highlights include the Imperial Gate, Purple Forbidden Main Gate, Outer Court, Temple and Places of worship, the Inner Court and the Gardens and Pavilion. The ancient Citadel has experienced many ups and downs in its history and has become the echo of a time of the country’s glorious past. This is a destination that any visitor simply cannot ignore, we suggest you book one of our preferred hotels near Hue Citadel for easy access to this wonderful place.
Hue Museum of Royal Fine Art
The Museum of Ancient Antiquities Hue has a huge main building of the museum which was built with precious wood where the columns are carved with figures of the dragon, Mandarins, phoenix and over 1000 poems in Chinese characters.
The museum now displays more than 300 artifacts in gold, chinaware, porcelain, medicine from dwellings, costumes of the Nguyen dynasty, giving visitors an overview of Hue’s royal life. The Museum of Ancient Antiquities in Hue currently has 700 artifacts: pottery and glazed pottery from the Ly Dynasty to the Nguyen Dynasty. In addition, there are Chinese, Japanese and French ceramics … It can be said that the museum is one of the largest collection of ceramics of the Nguyen Dynasty and other countries.
Listen to The Hue Song on Perfume River
Sitting on a boat watching the Perfume River dreaming, lyrical and listening to Hue folk songs is an experience you should try when traveling to Hue.
In particular, take a boat on the evening of the cool air, you will be watching Hue’s capital shimmering and immersed in the romance of Hue at night.
Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda)
Located beside the picturesque Huong River, Thien Mu Pagoda, with its ancient architecture, adds its charm to this beautiful natural setting.
This is an ancient temple is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of Huong river, about 5 km west of Hue city center. The pagoda was built in the 1600s and is preserved many times. The sound of Thien Mu bell is like the soul of Hue, resonating in the hearts and minds of the people and of visitors to Hue, the ancient capital.
Vong Canh Hill
Vong Canh Hill, located near Huong River, is a peaceful and poetic hill among ancient features of Nguyen King’s royal tombs. The Hills is the naturally wonderful combination of river and hill.
Standing on the Vong Canh hill, you will have overall see sight with ancient relics and beautiful scenery of natural space around here, especially, the beauty of Huong River. The hill is the place that river and mountain gather to create interesting space.
Hue mausoleum consists of places for burial of Nguyen dynasties who chose Hue as the center of power. Hue mausoleum consists of 7 zones with different architectures and art, these styles express the thoughts and sentiments of each king including the majestic Gia Long Mausoleum; the Tomb of Minh Mang is serious; the Thieu Tri Mausoleum is peaceful; the Tu Duc Tomb is poetic; the Duc Duc Tomb is simple; the Dong Khanh Tomb is pretty; the Khai Dinh Tomb is sophisticated.
Minh Mang Tomb
The Minh Mang Mausoleum is located on mount Cam Khe, near Bang Lang fork on the west bank of Perfume River, far away from Hue 12km. Minh Mang tomb was built from 1840 and completed in 1843 with the effort of ten thousand workers and artisans.
It can be said that Minh Mang tomb is different from the rest of imperial tombs because of its architecture.
Tomb of Tu Duc
Tomb of Tu Duc is a complex of buildings, including Tu Duc tomb site, located in a narrow valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village, Cu Chanh village, now Thuong Ba village, Thuy Xuan ward, Hue City.
Bach Ma National Park
Bach Ma National Park is located about 50 km from Hue city. It is both wild, unique and diverse with interesting experiences and discoveries.
The beautiful, poetic Bach Ma with shallow streams along the road, with gentle azaleas a strip of majestic waterfalls 300m high.
Lang Co Beach
It is considered an ideal place for beach lovers. Situated on the central coast of Vietnam with many famous beautiful beaches, Lang Co with its gradually slopping, white sand, blue sea, and the average temperature of 25°C in the summer, is an attractive destination for both domestic and international tourists.
Thuan An Beach
Thuan An is Hue’s closest beach. Around 15 kilometres from the city centre, Thuan An is a small fishing village, Thuan An has retained it’s strong cultural identity tied closely with the sea.
Lap An Lagoon
Lap An Lagoon, located near Phu Gia Bridge of Lang Co town, is 800 hectares in area and one of the most scenic brackish water lagoons.
The water is clear affording a view of a variety of creatures, including fish, sea cucumber and oysters. Surrounding the lagoon is a soft curving road that creates an enchanting scene. In the lagoon there is a species of seafood called “specialty”, “pearl of heaven” … that is oysters.
Huyen Khong Pagoda
Located halfway up the Cham Mountain in the suburbs of Hue, Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda is well known throughout the region for its romantic and heavenly scenery.
The tranquil setting of this spiritual getaway is a magnet for those seeking a peaceful alternative to the city and is especially attractive to literature and art enthusiasts.
Tu Dam Pagoda
Tu Dam Pagoda is located in Truong An, 2km south of Hue. Superior Buddhist Monk Minh Hoàng Từ Dung founded it, at the end of the 17th century under Lê Hy Tông reign.
In the center of the pagoda is a tree that was grafted from a sacred tree brought to Vietnam by Buddhists from India in 1936. At present, Tu Dam is the headquarter of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Thua Thien province.
Canh Duong Beach
Located about 60km from Hue city, Canh Duong beach belongs to Canh Duong village, Loc Vinh commune, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien province.
This is a beautiful beach attracting tourists with a length of 8km. The beach has a nice slope, blue sea and white sand.