The famous tourist destinations in Hue to visit

Hue City is poetry and romantic place. When you come here, you will know more about its peaceful beauty. But, where should you go in Hue to visit? Vietnam Drive gives you some suggestions about the famous tourist destinations to spend your valuable time.

1. Hue Imperial Citadel

Imperial Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam
Imperial Citadel in Hue City

Hue Imperial Citadel is one of the famous places that tourists cannot ignore when coming to Hue City. This is recognized by UNESCO as the monument belonging to the complex of relics of Hue Ancient Capital. You will be amazed at the magnificent architecture of the old imperial city.

3. Thien Mu Pagoda

thien mu pagoda in Hue Vietnam
Thien Mu Pagoda

The pagoda is located about 5km from the center of Hue city. Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is an ancient pagoda situated on Ha Khe Hill, in front of the romantic Perfume River.  It is one of the famous temples not only of age but also of spirituality, it is rumored that this temple is sacred.

4. Quoc Hoc High School

quoc hoc high school in Hue Vietnam
The gate of Quoc Hoc High School

As one of the ancient schools in the ancient capital, Quoc Hoc High School is the place that trained many talents to the country, and also where Uncle Ho studied. Nowadays, this school is a famous destination in Hue City where many young people and couples come to take pictures to remember their important time.

5. Trang Tien Bridge

Trang Tien Bridge in Hue at night
Trang Tien (Truong Tien) Bridge at night – photo by Vietnamdrive

The local people say:”If you do not visit Trang Tien Bridge, you do not know Hue anymore”. Over 100 years old, this bridge is part of the history of the ancient capital. This is also a nice place where you can take photos to save memories in Hue City.

6. Temple of Huyen Tran Princess

Huyen Tran Princess Temple
Huyen Tran Princess Temple

The temple was erected to commemorate the Princess Huyen Tran, who contributed to the expansion of the south of the country.  Located at the foot of Ngu Phong mountain, belong to Ngu Tay village, Thuy An commune (now in An Tay Ward), Hue City,  Huyen Tran Temple with peaceful and charming scenery is the famous stop for the pilgrimage people and visitors.

7. Statue of Buddha Quan Yin

lady buddha in Hue
Lady Buddha Statue – photo: Vietnamdrive

As the land of Buddhism, Hue is a sacred place. Especially, the statue of Quan Yin on Tu Tuong Mountain, Thuy Bang Commune, Huong Thuy District. Climb up over 145 steps to the statue, you will feel your soul relaxed and peaceful.  On the lunar occasion or Tet holidays, many local people and visitors come and burn incense to pray and wish good luck for life.

8. Tu Duc Tomb

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Tu Duc Royal Tomb – photo by Bao Huy

It is the place where King Tu Duc is buried. This tomb was built with sophisticated architecture, enchanting scenery and one of the most beautiful royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty.

9. Khai Dinh Tomb

Khai Dinh Tomb - Hue
The mystery of Khai Dinh Tomb. Photo by pmha0417 Thuy

Contrary to the poetic and romantic character of Tu Duc Tomb, Khai Dinh Emperor’s tomb is full of mystery. Come here, you will discover many stories behind this king and the great decoration inside the tomb.

10. Tu Dam Pagoda

Tu Dam Pagoda in Hue City
Tu Dam Pagoda – photo: @nghiatran91

Tu Dam means “the cloud of Budda”. This is one of the famous pagodas of Hue. The pagoda has large space, and the altar decorated sanctuary with the surrounding peaceful landscape. This place will give visitors a feeling of peace and leisure.

11. Dong Ba Market

Dong Ba Market, Hue City, Vietnam

Dong Ba market is a famous and busy local market. It stands along the north bank of the Perfume River, on Tran Hung Dao Street of Hue City Center, and near Trang Tien Bridge.

Dong Ba market is not only the most significant commercial center but also a famous shopping center of Hue City Vietnam. It is also considered as a right place for tourists to go shopping with a variety of products here, to take pictures of the daily life of the locals.

Hue City has so many famous places to explore, so do not miss Hue when you want to enjoy a vacation in Vietnam. Hue City, Vietnam, is the landscape paintings that makes you passionate and fall in love when you come once. (Minh Yen / Vietnamdrive)

You may check more: 5 Places You Must Visit in Hue

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