Hue – A romantic city, a tender love…

Hue - A romantic city, a tender love... Welcome to the city of nostalgia. Let me guide you through the bustling streets, the natural landscape, and the unique architecture, all of which includes the Huong river, the Ancient pagodas and the temples. These have all become major attractions for visitors from all over the world. Hue discovery, you will explore the ancient world of the 13 kings of the Nguyen dynasty, from King Gia Long to King Bao Dai. Established as the capital of unified Vi...
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Indochina – Chapter 3: Hue and Hoi An

Steve Aldridge Silver Travel Advisor, Forum Moderator and Award-Winning Travel Write     The Vespas and the Lanterns Our second night in Hue was amongst the most enjoyable we had spent in Asia. We were picked up from our hotel by two drivers with Vespas and taken on a food safari. Riding pillion on a scooter in Vietnam is an experience in itself but by now we were used to the ‘road etiquette’ (such as it was). So we relaxed and let our drivers guide us through the city lig...
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Top 6 Pagodas in Hue City

Hue, for hundreds of years, is known as the Buddhist city of Vietnam. Not only does the mainland attract the eyes of tourists through historical in-depth and attractive destinations but it also possesses the ancient and spiritual features of a vast number of pagodas here. Even though the size of those Hue Pagodas is not quite vast, the history, as well as spiritual culture, displays the unique features of the monuments and historical buildings here. Cannot wait anymore! Let’s follow Vietnam to e...
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Why You Should Travel to Vietnam in Rainy Season

It arrives in Vietnam with a vengeance; the rainy season. No rain for months and then it just starts; daily downpours that relieve you from the heat and make you run for cover. Most people hear the words “Vietnam rainy season” and immediately start looking at other vacation alternatives. But I say embrace the rainy season, traveling in rainy season is one of my best kept travel secrets and I always wonder if I should tell people what they are missing when they skip countries or locations due to ...
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One Day in Hue

Background Our time in Hue was short but sweet, and for us one day in Hue (a very full day!) was enough. In fact, at one stage we even contemplated whether we should have included it on the itinerary at all. This isn’t to say that Hue has nothing of interest for the independent traveller. Far from it! However once you look beyond the food, unless you’re a mad keen tomb raider or history buff you may find yourself at a loose end. Hue is a small city with a very rich history. In fact, from the...
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Relaxing Moments in The Cool Water of Elephant Springs in Hue City

It was a hot day in Hue city, so my friends and I thought about many places we could go to relieve the summer heat. Thuan An beach, Elephant Springs, and Tam Giang lagoon were three of the most prominent places we chose to discuss. At last, according to the majority, we decided to take a trip to Elephant springs which is a stopover among Hue motorbike tours. Before deciding to take the trip, I only knew that Elephant spring is a tourist destination located on the way from Hue to Da...
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EXPLORING THE IMPERIAL CITY OF HUE, VIETNAM

Like many countries in Asia, Vietnam used to be ruled by dynasties of families; by feudal lords and ladies; by emperors with harems and grand palaces. Chances are you’ve heard of the Forbidden City in China — a city built just for the Emperor and his entourage. But did you know that Vietnam had a similar city? From 1802 to 1945, Vietnam was ruled by the Nguyen Dynasty, a powerful family who had its capital in the city of Hue (pronounced “Hwhey“) for more than 100 years. They would ...
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The perfect holiday in Vietnam: our expert’s ultimate itinerary

The Imperial Citadel of Hue credit: Bluchiavari - Fotolia Here’s the scene. The Hai Van Pass, which crosses coastal mountains between Hue and Danang, forms a natural barrier across Vietnam’s tiny waist. Its strategic importance through centuries of conflict is signified by the various fortifications that mark the summit – including a concrete pillbox from the Vietnam War. On my last visit to Vietnam, we stopped on the top of the pass to enjoy the stupendous views of jungle-clad mountains slopi...
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6 Things You Can Get For Free In Hue

Hue is a wonderful city in Vietnam where you can experience both antiquity of the forme rimperial capital and modernity of local lifestyle. Hue now is an attractive destination with lots of interesting attractions and free things to do. For delighting your trip in this charming city, we recommend you to add these free things to your plan list, which will never let you down! Perfume River (Huong River) Whenever talking about the peaceful Hue city, people visualize an image of the ge...
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Hương River & Me

 Especially for em Khỏe, A boy jumping into Hương River at sunriseBeing able to swim, dive, twist and float in water is one of my dreams-come-true while swimming across Hương River is the most beautiful thing I’ve done. Swimmers usually tie an empty can to their waist or wrist with a string for safety reasons when swimming in Hương River.Hương, who runs through my hometown, is a tender, calm and fresh river. She cools down the volcano in me which is ready to erupt any time. I am conte...
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