Hue (pronounced H’way) is one of Vietnams most culturally and historically significant cities. It was once Vietnam’s Imperial City and later, under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), the country’s capital.

The first citadel and Imperial City was built in 1803 by Gia Long on a former royal site and many of the city walls still stand but are extremely battle scarred from fighting with the French as far back as 1873 and later with the Americans during the notorious Battle of Hue in 1968. Although little of the actual Citadel or Imperial city buildings remain today your guide will talk you through the fascinating history and bring it back to life.

The main reason to visit Hue for most people, is to explore the riverside tombs of the rather ostentatious, megalomaniac past Emperors and the impressive Thien Mu Pagoda.

Hue Hotels

Azerai La Residence Hue$$$$

Great care has been taken to preserve the comforts and atmosphere of a classic colonial villa in a chic Art Deco style. The rooms and suites, many of which have breath-taking views across the Perfume River to the imposing flagstaff of the Citadel beyond, are all subtly elegant. It is certainly the best luxury hotel choice in town with the only downsides being that it is a little out of the way, but taxis are cheap and plentiful and that the service does not quite match up to the grand décor....

Azerai La Residence Hue

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Pilgrimage Village$$

Banyan Tree Lang Co$$$$

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