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Hue is often described as a poetic land well-known for royal palaces, tombs, pagodas, temples, and plenty of well preserved historical sites. (Photo:
Huong River divides the city into north and south with the two banks connected by the famous Truong Tien Bridge.
Located north of Huong River, Hue, Vietnam’s ancient capital, was built in the West’s architectural style in combination with the familiar architecture of the East.
Hue citadel is a world heritage site and a great place for visitors to discover during the trip to the city.
The architecture of tombs is a highlight that you should not miss when visiting Hue. The tomb of Khai Dinh, a King of the Nguyen dynasty, is a perfect combination of Western and Eastern style and uses a combination of modern overseas material and traditional domestic crafts.
The tomb of Minh Mang is one of the biggest tombs in Hue. It is a harmonious blend of picturesque landscapes and solemn architecture, which portrays the strictness and deep beliefs of King Minh Mang.
The Tu Duc tomb is known for its great beauty, its enchanting natural setting that reflects the romanticism of King Tu Duc who was a great Confucianism follower.
The tomb is the most popular, imposing and impressive of the royal mausoleums.
Though the tomb of King Gia Long is the most distant tomb compared to those of other Kings, Gia Long Tomb is the most scenic and impressive in regards to natural landscape with mountains, pine forests and paths between grass and wild flowers.
Once Vietnam’s Buddhist capital, Hue has the most pagodas in the country with more than 300 temple pagodas, 100 of which are ancient ones. Most of the pagodas still retain the ancient features of Asian and Vietnamese architecture. Thien Mu, the most famous pagoda and religious symbol of Hue, has lured numerous tourists with its ancient architecture, charm, and beautiful natural setting.
Museums in Hue are popular with tourists. The arts space there helps guests learn more about the ancient beauty of the city.
You should not miss two of most beautiful churches in Hue. Phu Cam church with its Western style architecture is one of the largest throughout the city.
Redemptorist Church is a balance between Western and Eastern architecture.
Hue has a rich ecosystem, forests, seas, and lagoons. On the way to Thuan An beach, you can drop by a pretty interesting place called Rú Chá, a mangrove forest and the only forest left on Tam Giang lagoon.
Located not far from Ru Cha mangrove forest is the pristine Dam Chuon, also known as Chuon lagoon, which regularly impresses visitors with its captivating beauty and tranquil atmosphere.
Thuan An beach can be found approximately 15km away from the city’s center and is rapidly becoming a popular destination for tourists to enjoy. (Photo: dantri)
The cuisine of Hue is famous throughout the country and can also be found worldwide. Indeed, a visit to Hue is not complete without sampling the local delicacies.
Bun Bo Hue, a Hue style beef vermicelli, Com Hen, rice served with mussels, and sweet soup, are typical dishes from the unique local cuisine.
It will take you at least one week to try all the dishes from Hue if you’re taking a culinary tour of the ancient city.
The Hue Festival is a major event held every two years and offers guests the chance to sample the festive atmosphere.
Hue traditional craft village festival is organized every two years in the summer.

Beauty of the ancient city of Hue uncovered

(VOVWORLD) - Located in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, the ancient city of Hue impresses visitors with its peace and ancient beauty, along with the modern and vibrant features of a developing city.