17 things to do in hue


The old capital of Vietphái mạnh (Việt Nam), Hue (Huế), has a lot of great places to lớn visit. Even though this is no longer the case, a large number of Vietnamese still rate this old thành phố highly as the central of cultural and historical value.

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When it comes khổng lồ Hue attractions, there are many places to see, such as tombs, pagodas and other kinds of buildings linking the past to lớn the present around the beautiful countryside of Hue.

Despite many of these places are ruined by war yet many managed to be safe without any damage. Those places include Thien Mu (Thiên Mụ) pagoda, Citadel, và Long An palace museum.

If you are wondering which Hue attractions are most worth-visiting, then check out this danh sách lớn discover what khổng lồ see in Hue, Vietphái mạnh.

Hue Attractions –23 Must-See Places To Visit In Hue, Vietnam

1. Bach Ma National Park (Công Viên Quốc Gia Bach Mã)


This is the first choice when it comes khổng lồ interesting Hue attractions. Located in the Annamite Range, right in the central Vietphái mạnh, cthua trận lớn Hue City, Bach Ma national park is easy lớn access from Hue (about 40 kilometers), Hoi An (Hội An) (90 kilometers) and Da Nang (Đà Nẵng) (65 kilometers). Covering the area of approximately 37,50 hectare, Bach Ma National Park is a protected area which was built in 1991 và contains 3 zones, including a strictly protect core, a buffer zone & an administrative sầu area.

This national park has tropical climate featuring with two separate seasons, the rainy season & dry one. The park is considered as one of the wetdemo site in Vietnam giới, where it can change from sunshine to lớn rain only within hours. The summit region is cooler, thanks to lớn the high altitude. Thus, it is also called as “Da Lat of the central area of Vietnam”, one of the most relaxing Hue attractions for tourists.

This park is the bio geographical border between southern và northern Vietnam and features with a wide range of creatures and habitats. Therefore, it is not surprising that Bach Ma National park is famous for its biodiversity. In reality, some people reckon Bach ma as “The centre of Vietnam’s flora diversity” because it presents about ¼ of the whole flora of the whole country. This forest also possesses a great & precious source of more than 500 species serving as medicinal plants.

When visiting Bach Ma National Park, aước ao many other Hue attractions, you will have sầu a variety of fun activities khổng lồ take part in, be it camping, trekking, rappelling, or wandering through the jungle. Here, you could discover the beauty of the flora và faumãng cầu of Bach Ma. If you are an adventurer, you will have a chance to thrillingly abseil down the upper area of the Do Quyen (Đỗ Quyên) Fall here. Or, tourists could walk down lớn the falls’ bottom in order lớn catch the whole spectacular view of the fall & swlặng in the cool stream.

For those people who love nature, particularly those who are excited khổng lồ watch wild birds, they will find Bach Ma National Park a true paradise on the planet. Actually, 358 species of birds available in the park tài khoản for over 1/3 of Vietnam’s bird species, including the tenacious Edwards’ pheasant & the fabulous crested Argus pheasant. These species are rare & unseen for a long time. Various bid species such as bulbuls, pigeons, malkohas, herons, crow pheasant, egrets, kingfishers, & jungle fowl are really worth including inlớn your bird-watching collection.

The best time to lớn visit Bach Ma National Park is on February. This is the time when tourists can witness a lot of great scenes like blossoming of the well-known red Rhododendron simsii along the small streams, particularly at the bottom of the Rhododendron waterfall. At this time, the weather is dry with suitable temperatures. The tourism season, in which a large number of visitors coming here, is from June to August. A tour lớn visit famous Hue attractions cannot be completed without Bach Ma National Park.

2. Vong Canh Hill (Đồi Vọng Cảnh)


The next destination in this checkdanh mục of Hue attractions I would like to introduce lớn you is Vong Canh Hill. This hill is 43 meters in height & located about 7km from the central area of Hue, with the foot lying next to flowing Huong River (Sông Hương). This hill at first seems to be rather normal aước ao many famous Hue attractions. Nevertheless, visitors should not miss this site because it is considered as the best spot khổng lồ see a panoramic view of Huong River. This could easily be understood from its name: “Vọng” means observing, watching & “Cảnh” means scenes.

The Vong Canh Hill is surrounded by some royal tombs of Kings, including Tu Duc (Tự Đức), Thieu Tri (Thiệu Trị), Dong Khanh hao (Đồng Khánh) & some Queens. In combination with the complex of royal monuments, there is Hon Chen (Hòn Chén) Temple which is place for locals to lớn worship Y-A-Na Goddess and Lieu Hanh Godness (Bà chúa Liễu Hạnh). And, on the opposite site, Vong Canh is a great site for tourists to take photos of ancient và magnificent Hue.

Furthermore, tourists are usually attracted by the villages, which stretch along the river banks, including Hai Cat (Hải Cát), Huong Ho (Hương Hồ), and Ngoc Ho (Ngọc Hồ) with corn fields, fruit gardens lying under pine trees’ shades, and small boats silently skimming and drawing lines on the water surface. From sunrise to lớn sunset, Huong River attracts people by its atmosphere that it brings khổng lồ the surrounding area. This hill is now covered with daisy và pine trees. There was a purpose-established watching tower on the top of this hill, despite just parts of the foundation remain up lớn now. In addition, Water plant Van Nien (Vạn Niên) – which is the oldest in Central Vietphái nam and also an Oriental-style establishment, just about 300 meters from Vong Canh Hill, & designed by a French architecture, is really worth visiting.

When visiting Vong Canh Hill, you may think that it seems khổng lồ have nothing for entertaining, yet for those who are looking for calmness and natural beauty, it is a perfect choice, among mỏi other great choices of Hue attractions.

Actually, this spot is often combined on a trip khổng lồ those nearby pagodas and tombs. The suggested vehicles for tourists could be xe đạp, motorxe đạp and oto.

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3. Hue Temple Of Literature


Temple Of Literature is also known as Van Thanh hao (Văn uống Thánh) or Van Mieu (Vnạp năng lượng Miếu) Hue, which is majestically situated on the ngân hàng of Huong River, to the west of the Citadel, about 1km away from the prestigious Linch Mu (Linch Mụ) pagoda. Though it is not a too famous sight in regard khổng lồ Hue attractions, it still brings a new experience for those who want lớn enjoy some special religious and spiritual feelings.

This spot is dedicated to worshipping và memorizing Confucius, which is a common practice in a lot of Asian countries, lượt thích Vietphái mạnh, Trung Quốc, nhật bản và Korea. Actually, in Vietphái nam, apart from the famous Temple of Literature in Hanoi, there are some other Temples of Literature constructed on other cities.

The remaining of this complex contains about 50 architectural works and the biggest is the Confucius worshiping hall.

From outside, at the temple’s main gate, right by the riverside, there are 4 majestic tall pillars. After passing the gate, you will see some small houses where mandarins and kings would stop by to lớn prepare their costumes before going inside for attending a ceremony. Right at the front, there are two rows consisting of 32 preserved steles that bear the names of 23 successful people in National Examinations hold through the Nguyen Dynasty. Despite this monument has been ruined during the war when the French troops used it as barraông chồng, major temple and particularly the steles still remain, making Hue Temple of Literature one of the most inspiring Hue attractions.

Nowadays, tourists coming here could see a quality symbol of the educational system during feudal times of Vietnam. The construction shows an everlasting respect to lớn talented candidates of the whole country và invaluable traditions of education and culture.If you want to visit Hue Temple Of Literature, you can use different means, lượt thích motorbike, car and xe đạp. It is easily found cthua lớn Thien Mu (Thiên Mụ) pagoda. There is no admission fee.

4. Nam Giao Esplanade (Đàn Nam Giao)


What is the next recommendation from experienced tourists about Hue attractions? Nam Giao esplanade gets the highest vote. The emperors under feudalism usually regarded as “Thiên Tử” – meaning the sons of Heaven. Therefore, in order lớn express their own respect to Father God, they usually organized annual offering ceremonies lớn worship. This is the reason why Nam Giao Esplanade was established by the king Gia Long after being crowned, in the village named Duong Xuan (Dương Xuân), located in the south of the đô thị of Hue.

The open-air monument reflects the old misconception of reflects the long-time misconception of people about our universe (square earth và circular heavens) presents 5 important elements of the nature, including Wood, Metal, Water, Earth và Fire (Mộc, Kyên, Tbỏ, Thổ, Hoả).

If you have chance to visit the mentioned-above sầu Hue attractions, Nam Giao Esplanade might be the most symbolizing destination in your eyes. This esplanade is specifically designed lớn symbolize the oriental theory of 3 factors: Man, Heaven and Earth (Nhân, Thiên, Địa respectively). Each factor is represented by a terrace with specific color as well as shape: square yellow earth & circular xanh heaven. The bottom terrace is red-painted & square that stands for Man. The top one – Heaven – is the site to lớn hold offering ceremonies lớn Earth, God và Nguyen (Nguyễn) Dynasty’s ancestor. This is also known as Vien Dan. Tung Dan is the middle terrace which is mainly for worshipping the Sun, Moon, Cloud, Starts, Rain, Wind, Lightning, Mountain, River, Ocean, Lake, Lagoon và Year và Month, etc. and many other types of holy spirits of Vietphái nam. The last one is the place for sacrifice.

Besides the major esplanade, there are some other building spots lớn tư vấn the offering ceremonies, such as “Trai Cung”, “Than Tru” (Thần Trù), “Than Kho” (Thần Khố).

Previously, Nam Giao Esplanade was surrounded by the thichồng basalternative text wall that has been damaged. There are pine trees planted around because the Emperor Minch Mang (Minch Mạng) has respectably followed the tradition of his father và asked every of his sons as well as mandarins to plant their personal pines with their name thẻ on it & care for their own trees.

This esplanade used to lớn have a crucial role in political & religious life of Nguyen Dynasty. Normally, it took the Protocol và Administration Ministries several months to lớn prepare carefully the ceremony. Prior to the sacrifice offering day, every village & communal in Thua-Thien-Hue (Thừa Thiên Huế) had khổng lồ comprehover making the triumphal arches, lớn add alters on sides of the route where the Emperor would comfortably pass by from Ngo Mon (Ngọ Môn) Noon gate khổng lồ Trai Cung. Then, during the ceremony, many big flags with various colors were hung on four doors of the esplanade: xanh on the eats door, black on the north, White on the west và red on the south. Kings usually had to carry out the ceremony by their own.

If he was not able khổng lồ do so, his son or one of the mandarins would be ordered to lớn do the task. Nowadays, tourists could visit here in order understand more about political & religious belief of Oriental feudal society, in general, & Nguyen Dynasty, in particular, which differ entirely from the Western society.

This spot is opened for visitors all the time, yet you are recommended lớn come here when the ceremony is celebrated.

The royal ceremony is particularly restored on the Hue festival lớn pray for a happy, peaceful country and prosperous people. This particular performance could not be found anywhere else. Hence, vày not hesitate khổng lồ add Nam Giao Esplanade to your các mục of Hue attractions for your upcoming vacation.

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