Tiger Arena in Hue

Tiger Arena or Ho Quyen (Vietnamese) is located on the south bank of the Perfume River and 4km from the Citadel, Royal Arena was where duels between trained elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Nguyen Court and the public. These occasions were also the elephant’s practice combats. Mortal fighting between the beats offered heroic spectacles, through these, the Nguyen rulers expected to remind the subjects of their compliance with the political consciousness: elephant...
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9 vegan restaurants in Hue you must try

Hue city is known as the Buddhist region in Vietnam. That’s why vegetarian food is familiar to local people. You maybe surprised by seeing many food retail to big vegan restaurants in Hue serving vegetarian food on the first date and the 15th date of lunar month. From the natural goods that can be easily found in Dong Ba markets or some local market, Hue people make many dishes. Here is list of the vegan restaurants in Hue you must try when travel in this poem city. 1. San May Vegetarian ...
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What to Eat in Hue, Vietnam — And Where to Find It

These places are not a representation of the full variety of Hue eats, but were ones that I enjoyed and were found on my motorbike and food wanders in town. The banh khoa places recommended by many people was made with wheat flour, so I recommend the same restaurant as the nem lui for the gluten-free version of it, made with rice flour only. It’s less crunchy as a result, but it didn’t get me sick. Banh trang trung and banh ep: 14 Le Thanh Ton Street, open from 4pm-8pm. (Old city) Banh e...
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HUNGRY AND HAUNTED IN HUE

On my first day in Hue, I crossed the bridge into the old city from the South Bank, walking over the Perfume River and into the mist surrounding the Citadel. My goal was to find banh ep, a small disc made of tapioca or cassava flour flattened between two heavy iron plates and served at the side of the road. In Saigon, my mid-afternoon rewards were a hodgepodge of other fun snacks, but banh ep remained elusive. Before I made it into the gates of the old city, hunger pangs hit. In Vietnam, a so...
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10 Best Restaurants in Hue

Ancient Hue Restaurant
Hue’s Most Popular Restaurants The best restaurants in Hue are must-visits for travellers looking to enjoy authentic Hue dishes that were once served exclusively to royalties of Nguyen Dynasty. Set within close proximity to Hue’s iconic landmarks, most of these dining venues also feature equally opulent interiors and exceptional service as well as traditional music and dance performances.   Catering to the growing numbers of foreign travellers, the city is also teeming with trendy ...
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A Scooter Ride around Hue

Vietnam has been good for me, thus far. It’s managed to slap my senses wild with a touch of culture shock. It’s allowed me to again look at the world with some curiosity and intrigue. The north of Vietnam in particular has been really interesting. Though there are tourists, they don’t really seem to bump into each other the way they do in other major tourist attractions around the world. However, we when arrived in Hue, we ran face-first into the type of tourism trap that I imagined much of ...
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An Agricultural Exhibition in Hue

The exhibition hall is located in Thanh Toan Village, Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy Township, ThuaThien Hue. The village is 6km from downtown Hue. It has a history of nearly 600 years and has many old buildings that are not big but are impressive in their ancient appearances. One of the key attractions in the area is the Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge crossing the Nhu Y River. It is of cultural and architectural significance that has been recognised as national relic, as old as the Japanese Brid...
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Monsoons force Hue to cancel night tours of royal city

The night tours were launched in April and had become popular among tourists looking to escape the summertime heat. The resort town of Hue in central Vietnam has temporarily stopped night tours of its former citadel due to logistical difficulties caused by the rainy season. The night tours were launched in late April to give tourists the chance to explore the royal complex out of the sizzling summer heat between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. every night. Tickets cost the same as during the day (VND150,00...
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Night Life In Hue City

Dong Ba Street food Dong Ba Market is the biggest commercial center of Thua Thien Hue Province. Almost of the special cultural souvenirs and gifts are being sold in the market. Though that is not why this place is famous to tourists, it is because of the street food it offers. From early in the morning until late in the evening, delicious local Hue dishes are being served here. And of course, this place is relatively cheaper compared to other places in the city. Foreigners have a chance to me...
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When The Night Falls At The Imperial Citadel – Hue

  Amazing! That’s exactly how one would react while standing in front of the one and only spectacular Imperial Citadel in Hue. This place never ceases to amaze visitors because of its timeless architecture and beauty. The construction was built under the reign of Emperor Gia Long in 1805 and completed in 1832 under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang. Spending hours walking through the citadel during the daytime, visitors are given a chance to learn and admire every piece of history and ...
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