Located in the centre of Vietnam, along the banks of the Perfume River and close to the former border of the North and South, Hue is the old imperial capital and the country's cultural heartbeat.
The last imperial dynasty, the Nguyens, ruled from Hue under French protection from 1802 to 1945. The old imperial Citadel remains an expansive walled fortress while the emperors' UNESCO-listed tombs are found spread out in the countryside just south of the city.
Hue is also the cradle of Buddhism in Vietnam and tranquil pagodas abound, including Thien Mu, a symbol of the city and, at seven storeys, the country's tallest temple.
Top itineraries in Hue
Discover the best of Vietnam, taking in the country's vibrant northern capital Hanoi, the emerald waters of Halong Bay and the historically rich central coastal towns of Hue and Hoi An. Then, fly south Ho Chi Minh City and the magic of the Mekong Delta and the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.
The Mekong Delta is often referred to as 'Vietnam's rice bowl'. This rich agricultural land supports a thriving population of farmers, who make their living amidst the abundant waterways that form the mouth of the mighty Mekong River, one of the world's great waterways.
Vietnam has long been one of our favourite destinations. With beautiful beaches, dramatic landscapes, ancient culture, a fascinating history and mouth-watering cuisine, it's easy to see why travellers from across the world return to its shores time and time again.
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Top places to stay in Hue
This rustic and charming resort is set in Hue's idyllic countryside in a tranquil and relaxing location. The hotel's spa is central to its identity, which offers a holistic and spiritually rejuvenating experience.
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