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Things to do in Hue

Best attractions to visit in Hue

1. Imperial City Hue - Hue

Imperial City Hue

Like many other countries in Asia, Vietnam was ruled by different emperors and feudal lords. The Nguyen Dynasty ruled Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. During that period, Hue served as the capital city of Vietnam. The place has been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. If you have a thing for history and architecture, the Imperial City is the place for you to explore. If you are a history geek, you will absolutely love this place, the Imperial City itself being palace, or essentially a walled fortress, located within Hue. If you are looking for a full day exploration, there are a number of interesting things to do in the Imperial City. Pay a visit to the Imperial Citadel, go to Imperial tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda or simply take a bike ride through the countryside; the tour will keep you entertained. That’s for sure! And that’s not just it. There are plenty of other interesting things to do in Vietnam. You can explore the city and its buzzing markets and buy souvenirs and other stuff at amazing prices.

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2. Tomb of Khai Dinh - Hue

Tomb of Khai Dinh

Located in Chau Chau Mountains near Hue, Vietnam is the Tomb of Khai Dinh – a Nguyen Emperor. The construction of the tomb took about 11 long years to complete. The spectacular design and architecture of the tomb features a unique blend of Eastern and Western architecture. If you are interested in architecture and history, the place will not disappoint you. There are many things to do in the Tomb of Khai Dinh. The Interior of the tomb is as majestic as its exterior. The tomb still has the sarcophagus of Emperor Khai Dinh. It is kept in the upper-most floor of the tomb, the highest point in the building called the Khai Thanh Palace. The Palace, meaning the top floor, is a sight to behold in itself, the walls embellished with porcelain decorations and intricately designed glass while the ceiling here is adorned with nine dragons. If you step outside the Imperial tomb, you will find a number of statues in the courtyard such as the House of Mandarins and Pavilion of Steles. Once you cross the gateway to the Imperial town, you will come across 37 stairs. The most striking feature of the stairs is the handrail that has been carved in the shape of dragons. Visiting the Tomb of Khai Dinh is one of the most popular things to do in Vietnam. Nevertheless, besides this tourist destination, you will find plenty of other things to do in Vietnam as well. The country is truly a remarkable and well-preserved piece of history.

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3. The Palace Gate, Imperial Palace Moat - Hue

The Palace Gate Imperial Palace Moat

Vietnam has a rich history that is 2,000 years old. The Chinese ruled the country for more than 1,000 years. After liberation from the Chinese occupation, the country has established itself as an independent country that was ruled by several dynasties until the 19th century when Vietnam became a French colony. The traces of the Vietnamese glorious past can be found in the old city of Hue – a city located in the heart of Vietnam. The place is a heaven for history buffs. There are plenty of things to do in Vietnam and visiting the Palace Gate, Imperial Palace Moat in Hue is one them. The majestic architecture of the gate will mesmerize you with its splendor. If you want to see the remains of Vietnamese Royalty, make it a point to visit the Palace Gate. You won’t be able to resist your urge of capturing the majesty of the gate with your camera. In fact, clicking photographs is one of the most fascinating things to do in the Palace Gate, Imperial Palace Moat. The gate will take you back into the history when the country was ruled by emperors. If you don’t want to miss out on any information, it is recommended that you hire a tour guide. You’ll not regret it!

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4. Thien Mu Pagoda, Phuoc Duyen Tower - Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda Phuoc Duyen Tower

Also referred to as Linh Mu Pagoda, Thien Mu Pagoda is an ancient temple located in the city of Hue, Vietnam. The rich history and spectacular architecture of the pagoda makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. Featuring a seven story building, the Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the tallest religious buildings in Vietnam. If you have a full day to explore the city of Hue, you will find quite a few interesting things to do in Thien Mu Pagoda/Phuoc Duyen Tower. Legend has it that an old woman visited the emperor and told him that a Lord would soon visit and build a Buddhist pagoda for the prosperity of the region. Upon hearing this, Lord Nguyen Hoang immediately ordered the construction of the pagoda. The pagoda has been named after the old woman –Thien Mu. The construction of the Pagoda began in the sixteenth century. The Phuoc Dien Tower as added in the eighteenth century by Emperor Thieu Tri. The octagonal tower stands in front of the complex. The pagoda was heavily damaged in 1943; however, it was renovated completely. If you are on a long vacation you will have a great time here as there are plenty of things to do in Vietnam.

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5. Lang Co Beach - Hue

Lang Co Beach

Located on the central costal region of Vietnam in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Lang Co is a beautiful township. The place is among one of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam. Every year tourists from all over the world visit this place to spend some relaxing time at its beautiful beach. If you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, you’ll have a great time here as there are plenty of things to do at Lang Co Beach. You can take a cab from the Da Nang International Airport, if you are looking to get there fast. The place is crowded by visitors especially people from the western part of the world. The weather is inviting almost throughout the year, however, the best time to visit the place is during April to mid-July. The spectacular view of the beach makes it extra special. With the heaven like beauty of the place around you, taking photographs is a must so you can take back memories of the beautiful place home with you. Offering a picturesque landscape, Lang Co Beach is a definite addition to your things to do in Vietnam. You’ll absolutely fall in love with the serenity and beauty of this place!

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6. Vinh Hy Bay in Ninh Thuan - Hue

Vinh Hy Bay in Ninh Thuan

Located in close proximity of the Nui Chua National Park, Vinh Hy Bay in Ninh Thuan is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Vietnam. If you are a nature enthusiast and are looking to spend relaxing time; this is the place for you. What could be more exciting for a nature enthusiast to be able to see nature up close? There are plenty of things to do in Vinh Hy Bay in Ninh Thuan. A trip to Vietnam is incomplete without Vinh Hy Bay on your list of places to visit. The bay is at a distance of 42 kilometers from Phan Rang City. There are three ways to get there. You can either take a bus, a taxi or rent a motorbike. The rental motorbike is the perfect option for adventure seekers. The fun does not stop here, as you have several other things to do in Vietnam. Looking at the many tourist attractions and things to do in Vietnam you can take your entire family along and have a great time there. There are a wide variety of activities that will keep you engaged on your trip.

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