The location of the Battle of Hue, one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the American – Vietnam War but also home to ruins dating back to the 4th century and 19th century citadel.

Dry season runs from February to July. On average March is the driest month with 43mm of rainfall over 10 days, July averages less wet days (8) but more actual rain (92mm).

January (126mm and 14 days) and August (117mm and 11 days) are transitional months.

Rainfall increases rapidly in September, averaging 394mm of rain over 15 days. October (757mm) and november (621mm) are the wettest months with around 21 wet days.

December to February are the coolest months with average high temperatures around 24°C/75°F. temperatures then steadily increase with June to August being the hottest months with average highs of 34°C/93°F.

Humidity throughout the year ranges from around 73% (July) to 89% (December to February).

Getting There

Vietnam Airlines are the only airline flying direct from the UK to Vietnam, with flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Connections are then available to the closest airport at Da Nang

It also possible to travel to Hue on the Vietnam North-South Railway from a number of major cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Read our guide to the Reunification Express here.

Getting Around

Probably the best way of getting around town, and the nearby countryside, is on a bicycle. There are plenty of hire shops in town and many hotels also have bikes to loan or hire to residents.

Taxi – Available in most area, ensure that the driver uses the meter.

Cyclo – A three wheeled bicycle where you travel in a seat in front of the driver. Popular in tourist areas and a great way to see some of the city centre attractions. Make sure that you agree a price before your trip.

Where to Stay

Find out about where to stay in Hue.

Photo credit Long Nguyen on Unsplash

Top 8 Things To Do In Hue

Temples and Pagoda to cruising or walking alongside the Perfume River.

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