Thieu Tri Tomb – Freedom Style

Thieu Tri tomb is the second royal tomb not enclosed by a wall, the mausoleum of Thieu Tri was built in 1848, it has a similar monument plan to his father, Minh Mang Mausoleum, but is substantially smaller. The tomb is about 8 km from Hue. Thieu Tri born in 1807 and died in 1847, the Emperor could hardly expert his death at 40, after a seven — year reign. In his dying breath, he had enough time to advise his successor on his tomb construction. Soon after having come to the throne, Tu Duc ord...
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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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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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Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

The people over at Momondo asked me and fellow travel bloggers to write about authentic experiences abroad as part of the momondo experience series For people in the late teens and twenties, Vietnam might easily be seen as simply the most raw of the various Southeast Asian destinations along the world’s most well trot backpacker trail. It features some of the worlds best food, loads of beautiful sights, and some exciting adventures. However, anyone much older likely remembers the numerous wars f...
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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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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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