17 beautiful tourist places you may not know in Hue

Referring to Hue, we think of many ancient architectural works and natural scenes with poetic and charming features in the relaxed and quiet space of the old ancient capital. What are you waiting for without immediately recording a series of attractive tourist destinations in Hue and hitting the road!

17 attractive Hue tourist sites about the old capital land

Hue Citadel

Address: Phu Hau, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue

Located right on the banks of the romantic Perfume River, Hue Citadel is a complex of cultural relics recognized as world cultural relics. The complex of Hue Citadel includes the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City, surrounded by the Citadel area.

Ngo Mon Gate - The main gate of the Imperial Citadel - Hue tourist attraction

                                Ngo Mon Gate – The main door of the Imperial Citadel (Photo: Collectibles)

Visiting the complex of Hue Citadel relics, Hue tourist attractions, you will admire the magnificent palaces, monuments and temples bearing the bold architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Not only do you have the opportunity to learn more about history, you are also spoiled for photography in this unique architectural space.

The ancient architecture made from ironwood is still intact and has never been lost by time

The ancient architecture made from ironwood is still intact and has never been lost by time. Photo: @ngocmaii25

More specifically, recently the Hue Citadel has officially opened to visitors at night from 19 to 22, and this is an opportunity for you to "own" beautiful photos with brilliant, shimmering buildings. light spirit. 

Hue Imperial Citadel is majestic and noble.  Photo: @letrang248

Hue Imperial Citadel is majestic and noble. Photo: @letrang248

You can immediately book hotels near the Citadel area for your travel convenience.


See also:  5 must-know things when exploring Hue Citadel

Hue mausoleums

During the Nguyen Dynasty, there were 13 kings, but only 7 mausoleums were built. Each mausoleum area was chosen by the king himself for the location and architecture, so each mausoleum here has its own architectural features with sophisticated and unique carvings. The most unique must mention the Tomb of Tu Duc, Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Khai Dinh.

Tomb of Tu Duc

Located in a narrow valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village, Cu Chanh canton, Tu Duc Tomb (also known as Khiem Lang) is probably the most beautiful of the mausoleums of the Nguyen kings because of the harmony between the natural scenery "charming water" and immense architectural space. Surrounded by lush green trees and located near a large lake, Tu Duc Tomb appears with ancient features and sophisticated architecture immersed in poetic nature and strangely peaceful space.

Tu Duc Tomb is peaceful and poetic.  Photo: @cuadernosdeviajebea2

Tu Duc Tomb is peaceful and poetic. Photo: @cuadernosdeviajebea2

Impressive unique ancient architecture at Tu Duc Tomb.  Photo: @travel_buddy206

Impressive unique ancient architecture at Tu Duc Tomb. Photo: @travel_buddy206

Minh Mang tomb

Minh Mang Tomb is a mausoleum that visitors can hardly ignore with static lines in the architecture that are harmoniously combined with the space of painting and poetry and the natural scenery of flowers and leaves full of lyricism, somewhat. showing the majestic, strict but equally romantic personality of the king.

Tomb of Minh Mang in an autumn afternoon.  Photo: @duong_tuan

Tomb of Minh Mang in an autumn afternoon. Photo: @duong_tuan

Khai Dinh mausoleum

Built on Chau Chu mountain, Khai Dinh Tomb is the resting place of the 12th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Although smaller in size than the mausoleum of the previous kings, Khai Dinh Tomb was built in an extremely elaborate and sophisticated way for up to 10 years.

Khai Dinh Tomb is the only mausoleum work with the architecture of interference between East and West cultures. That is reflected in the splendid bas-reliefs meticulously assembled with crockery and glass, tea trays, crowns, and modern decorative items at that time such as tennis rackets, oil lamps, etc. …

Khai Dinh Tomb - Hue tourist attraction

          The luxury and splendor inside the Thien Dinh Palace of Khai Dinh Tomb (Photo: Collectibles)

Khai Dinh mausoleum.  Photo: @tiembanhmia

Khai Dinh mausoleum. Photo: @tiembanhmia

Thien Mu Pagoda

Located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda appears in the midst of a poetic and lyrical natural space and is the source of inspiration for many works of poetry and music.

From afar, Phuoc Duyen tower stands tall, as a symbol that anyone will remember when coming to this ancient capital city. Coming to Thien Mu Pagoda, listening to the pagoda's echoes in your ears and in the poetic natural scenery, you will find your heart lighter and more relaxed in front of the chaos of life.

It is often said that if you love each other and go to Thien Mu pagoda together, you will break up... Photo: @letgovietnam

It is often said that if you love each other and go to Thien Mu pagoda together, you will break up… Photo: @letgovietnam

Sunset on the river Thien Mu pagoda.  Photo: @meoluoicuon

Sunset on the river Thien Mu pagoda. Photo: @meoluoicuon

Huong river

As a symbol and also the pride of Hue people, the Perfume River is as gentle as a long, soft silk strip in the middle of the dreamy land of Kinh Ky. Perfume River is emerald green, clear as a reflection of the poetic city scene under the calm water and sparkling in the sunlight. Many artists, while on a cruise to admire the peaceful Huong Giang and listen to traditional Hue folk songs, have found abundant inspiration to compose immortal poems. 

Perfume River - Hue tourist destination

Perfume River flows, boats drift..

Enjoy the view of the Perfume River on the boat.  Photo: @thaoquyetlinh

Enjoy the view of the Perfume River on the boat. Photo: @thaoquyetlinh

You can choose the hotels along the Perfume River to fully enjoy the trip.


Vong Canh Hill

If you are looking for a place to admire the panoramic view of the city from above, go to Vong Canh Hill. From the top view point of Vong Canh Lau, you will see the "charming river" landscape of the poetic Perfume River and ancient tombs and temples, looking out into the distance is the majestic mountains. . If you have the opportunity, visit Vong Canh Hill at dawn or at sunset, you will see a whole corner of Hue's sky as glowing in the shimmering sunlight.

Vong Canh Hill - Hue tourist destination

                                   Sunset view from Vong Canh Hill (Photo: Collectibles)

Ngu Binh Mountain

In addition to the poetic Perfume River, Ngu Binh Mountain is also a natural symbol and pride of Hue people. Whenever one mentions the Perfume River, one cannot forget to mention Ngu Mountain. Standing on the top of this beautiful mountain, you can zoom out and admire the picturesque landmarks and natural scenery of Hue city. From the foot to the top of the mountain is covered with verdant pine trees, mixed in the cool breeze, bringing a cool space and a feeling of ultimate relaxation.

Ngu Binh Mountain - Hue tourist destination

         Ngu Binh Mountain and Perfume River - Two natural symbols of Hue (Photo: Collectibles)

Trang Tien Bridge

Trang Tien Bridge (also known as Truong Tien Bridge) crosses the Perfume River with its soft and flexible curved spans and is one of the typical symbols of the ancient capital of Hue. Trang Tien Bridge is also associated with a history of more than 100 years and witnessed many ups and downs of the nation 's history . Today, the bridge is installed with a modern lighting system, every afternoon, it shines brightly and colorfully.

Truong Tien wind gently blows her hair.  Ao dai, you walk leisurely across.. Photo: @cheryphuong1609

Truong Tien wind gently blows the curls

Ao dai I leisurely walked sideways..

Photo: @cheryphuong1609

Trang Tien Bridge - Hue tourist attraction

                       Trang Tien Bridge is brilliant in colorful lights (Photo: Collectibles)

Trang Tien Bridge at night shimmers, shimmering, extremely brilliant. It is also very close to tourist attractions in Hue, so you can search for some nearby hotels for easy travel and sightseeing. Check out the quality hotels near Trang Tien Bridge now

Hon Chen Palace

Located on the slopes of Ngoc Tran mountain, looming hidden among the green trees and reflecting on the water of the Perfume River, Hon Chen An Palace is a cluster of historical and religious relics including 10 buildings with architectural features. Unique antique decorative architecture. This cluster of relics is also a unique cultural and religious tourist destination that attracts many tourists on the occasion of the festival taking place in the 3rd and 7th lunar month every year.

Hon Chen Palace - Hue tourist attraction

                Inside one of the works of Hon Chen Palace (Photo: Collectibles)

Thien An Hill – Lake Thuy Tien

Thuy Tien Lake is located on the Thien An hillside lined with green trees. If Thuy Tien Lake has a quiet, poetic and romantic beauty, Thien An Hill has the appearance of a "miniature Da Lat" because it is covered with green pine trees. All blend together to give visitors a feeling of lightness and relaxation in a spacious and peaceful space.

The scenery of Thien An hill is as cool and peaceful as Da Lat!  Photo: Kitcamellia

The scenery of Thien An hill is as cool and peaceful as Da Lat! Photo: Kitcamellia

Thuy Tien Lake - Hue tourist destination

The pristine and mysterious Ho Thuy Tien

Check in inside Thuy Tien lake park.  Photo: @dieuuocmeocon

Check in inside Thuy Tien lake park. Photo: @dieuuocmeocon

Bach Ma Mountain

Moving away from the center of Hue city, Bach Ma Mountain is the natural boundary between Thua Thien Hue and Da Nang provinces in Bach Ma National Park with majestic waterfalls and a diversity of rare flora and fauna. Conquering Bach Ma mountain, you will admire the panoramic view of Tuy Van mountain, Hai Van pass and the splendid scenery of Hue city as in the eye.

Bach Ma Mountain - Hue tourist destination

                                            Bach Ma Mountain is blurred in the mist  (Photo: Collectibles)

Lang Co beach

Not only having ancient historical and cultural relics, Hue city also owns beautiful beaches that captivate many tourists. Lang Co Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam with a long white sand beach embracing the clear blue coast . Around the coast are majestic green forests on the majestic mountain background, which will definitely make your Hue travel experience more complete.

Lang Co Beach - Hue tourist destination

                The clear blue water can be seen to the bottom in Lang Co sea (Photo: Collectibles)

If you want to have more time to explore the interesting and green sea here, don't forget to book a room near Lang Co in advance, because this is also a very crowded tourist destination. Check out hotels near this area for more options


Thuan An Beach

Thuan An beach is also a favorite beach of many tourists when coming to Hue tourist destination because of the gentle and poetic beauty of the gentle waves. Immerse yourself in the cool, refreshing water, take a walk along the golden sandy beach, or enjoy delicious fresh seafood dishes to enjoy a wonderful vacation in the beautiful Thuan An beach paradise. pretty.

Thuan An Beach - Hue tourist destination

                                                                               (Photo: Collected)

Lap An lagoon

Combine a trip to Lang Co beach with a visit to Lap An Lagoon (also known as An Cu lagoon) which is an attractive Hue tourist destination . When the sunset sun gradually disappears behind the majestic Bach Ma mountain range, the calm water surface of Lap An lagoon turns to a brilliant orange-yellow color interwoven with the deep blue color of the lagoon, looking like a painting from afar. Watercolor paintings are extremely fanciful and vivid. Moreover, the people here are also famous for oyster farming, so coming here, in addition to admiring the beautiful lyrical natural scenery, you also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes made from oysters.

Lap An lagoon - Hue tourist destination

                                                Sunset on Lap An Lagoon (Photo: Collectibles)

Truoi Lake – Truc Lam Zen Monastery

Located at the foot of Bach Ma mountain, Truoi lake is a large hydroelectric project. In the heart of Truoi Lake, Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is the first Zen monastery in the Central region, looking like a lotus flower in the middle of a clear blue lake. From the Zen Monastery, let's look far away to admire the majestic mountains and forests and the "blue and green" beauty of Truoi Lake in the cool and fresh air of the peaceful place.

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery - Hue tourist destination

                    Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery in the heart of the immense green Truoi Lake (Photo: Collected)

Dong Ba Market

Dong Ba Market is the largest and oldest shopping place in Hue city. Dong Ba market is associated with hundreds of years of history of the Nguyen kings. Today, the market is not only a shopping place for inner-city people but also a place visited by many tourists to buy souvenirs for relatives and friends for an interesting Hue trip.

Dong Ba Market - Hue tourist destination

                                                                                     (Photo: Collected)