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Hue holidays - Historical, endearing and simplistic
Though trendy hotels now tower above the rugged Citadel walls, Vietnam's former capital still withholds its charming heritage, offering a fascinating insight into its imperial past. Set on the stunning Perfume River, and enveloped by beautiful countryside, Hue is a stand-out destination for those seeking a simple yet authentic stay.
Dip into Vietnam's history
The city of Hue offers a wonderful view into Vietnam’s pre-revolutionary past, housing a vast walled and moated citadel in its centre and surrounded by beautiful tombs from the ruling Nguyen Dynasty (1802 to 1945) on the outskirts.
The walled imperial Citadel houses a complex of hundreds of monuments with UNESCO heritage status; despite sustaining some heavy damage during the Vietnam War, the ruins of this once great city offer a great insight into life under Emperor Rule and some of the structures, such as The Mieu Temple are well-preserved. Contemporary life in Hue, centres on the beautiful Perfume River, said to be seasonally fragrant from floating orchids; cruising the river is the best way to see the famously lavish emperor’s tombs.
Why visit Hue?
- UNESCO world heritage site – Hue Imperial City including:
- Thien Mu Pagoda – 19 century monastery
- Long An Palace Museum – housing antiquities and treasures to tell the city’s story
- Tombs of the Emperors
- Perfume River
- The Japanese Bridge
Inspired? Tropical Sky also arranges Far East holidays in other Vietnamese destinations including Da Nang, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet and Phu Quoc.