Top 8 Things To Do In Hue

Hue, Vietnam. Credit Romeo A on Unsplash

Due to the relatively short distances many of the attractions in Da Nang are also suitable for visitors to Hue.

Hue Imperial City

Dating back to the early 19th century the Imperial City is home to many monuments and must-see attractions including temples, pagodas and the Forbidden Purple City.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hue Imperial City, Vietnam. Credit Veronica Reverse
Perfume River, Vietnam. Credit Oscar Saunders on flickr

Perfume River

Many of the main attractions in Hue are set aside this river so named due to the scent that permeated from it as orchids flow downstream in the Autumn.

Ideal for a trip on or alongside the river.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Sitting on top of a hill just outside of Hue and offering wonderful views over the Perfume River and Hue itself, the pagoda includes a wonderful 21 metre tall tower and many sculptures.

Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue, Vietnam. Credit Nhatmarc on flickr
The Mieu Temple, Hue, Vietnam. Credit Shawn Harquali on flickr

The Mieu Temple

Built in 1821 by Emperor Minh Mang and part of the UNESCO Complex of Hue Monuments.

Thanh Toan Bridge

A wooden footbridge featuring Chinese and Japanese motifs and carvings of sacred animals. Similar to the Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An.

Thanh Toan Bridge, Thanh Thuy, Vietnam. Credit Bernard Tey on flickr
Huyen Tran Princess Temple, Hue, Vietnam. Credit Thang Nguyen on flickr

Huyen Tran Princess Temple

A complex that includes orchid gardens, lotus lakes and Emperor Tran Nhan Tong’s monastery.

Ming Mang Tomb

Built during the Nguyen Dynasty (1842) comprising around 40 buildings including temples and pavilions. Around 30 minutes drive from Hue.

Tomb of Emperor Ming Manh, Hue, Vietnam. Credit Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas
Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam. Credit Duncan Wright / CC BY-SA (

Bach Ma National Park

An incredible location to go hiking alongside waterfalls, french villas, rare plants and wildlife.

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