28 best things to do with kids in hue

     

Hue, Vietnam is best known for its royal mausoleums, imperial citadel, & iconic pagodas. Boasting a fantastic & rich cuisine, Hue is not only a favorite destination for people loving architecture but also a mecca for Vietnam gastronomes. Here are vị trí cao nhất 16 recommendations of rich culture & best things to vì in Hue, Vietnam.


2. Visit Ancient Emperors’ Tombs9. Relax at Hue Beaches16. Visit Tiger Arena và Voi Re Temple (Long Chau Temple)

1. Contemplate Imperial City

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The Imperial city is a part of of the Imperial Citadel back lớn the Nguyen dynasty. This used to lớn be a combination of many temples, courts, pavillions, walls & gates, but unfortunately, mostly everything was destroyed during the Vietnam-America wars in the 19s. However. It’s still very well-worth to lớn visit the place, since the left buildings are being restored, và there are even some places that are still in good condition. Coming to the Imperial City, you can also book a tour guide khổng lồ take you through the place & tell you about the history of Hue city và the Nguyen emperor, which is really interesting & important in Vietnam’s 4000 years history.

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Opening hours: 8AM 5:30PM every day (including weekend)

Dress code: Not required

Entrance fee:

Imperial thành phố only: 150.000VND/personCombination ticket (Imperial đô thị + Minh có Tomb + Khai Dinh Tomb): 280.000VND/personCombination ticket (Imperial đô thị + Minh có Tomb + Khai Dinh Tomb + Tu Duc Tomb): 360.000VND/person

2. Visit Ancient Emperors’ Tombs

2.1. Khai Dinh Tomb

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Khai Dinh Tomb, officially known as the Ứng Mausoleum, is situated in Chau Chu mountain, about 10km away from Hue city, Vietnam. The tomb is the smallest, but most costly and recent one in comparison with other tombs of Nguyen royals. It was established by Emperor Khai Dinh, the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynast, during the period from 1920 to lớn 1931. Khai Dinh became Vietnam’s penultimate emperor from 1916 lớn 1925, but was not popular amongst Vietnamese people due to his close collaboration with the government of France. This 11-year-to-complete tomb is located hillside & has a combination of Eastern and Western style in terms of architecture. Khai Dinh Tomb is considered one of the most worth-visiting Hue attractions.

Entrance fee:

Adults: 150,000 VND per personChildren: 30,000 VND per person

Opening hours: 7AM-5:30PM

2.2. Tu Duc Tomb

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With the quality architecture & perfect harmony with the natural landscape, Tu Duc Tomb becomes one of the buildings that make the charming beauty of Hue. Tu Duc Royal Tomb was built in the Nguyen Dynasty, deserving lớn be one of the most attractive & indispensable destinations when traveling to Hue City.

Tu Duc Tomb Total Square is about 12 hectares, 10 times larger than Gia Long Tomb. The layout of the tomb includes nearly 50 large & small buildings scattered in clusters on the land. All the buildings in this overall architecture are accompanied by the word “Khiem” (means “Modest” in English). The overview of Tu Duc Tomb is like a large park that integrates with nature. There is no straight line, angular, but there is harmony, winding instead, even though the building is entirely created by human hands.

Entrance fee:

Adults: 150,000 VND per personChildren: 30,000 VND per person

Opening hours: 7AM-5:30PM

2.3. Minh sở hữu Tomb

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Minh có Tomb is located on the west ngân hàng of Perfume River. It was completed in 1843 with an unique architecture, different from all of the other ones. While Khai Dinh Tomb was strongly influenced by the French style, & Tu Duc Tomb was rather more traditional and Vietnamese, Minh mang Tomb was built in a balance order in terms of nature and structures, with a lot of trees & plants around. This balance between landscape & buidings reveals a lot about personality of Minh Mang.

Entrance fee:

Adults: 150,000 VND per personChildren: 30,000 VND per person

Opening hours: 7:30AM lớn 5.00PM

3. Explore Huyen Tran Princess Temple

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Huyen Tran is one of the most famous princesses in Vietnam’s history, who contributed as the main mediating factor between Vietnam và Champanagara. She was married to lớn the King of Champanagara as a peace ambassador to the expansion of Vietnam’s territory at the moment. The temple was built to lớn show the deep respect và grastitude of Vietnamese towards her. It is normally as very solemn và quiet place, however it still attracts many tourists, especially on January 9th 15th the death anniversary of Huyen Tran Princess. The temple is located at the foot of dở người Phong mountain, about 6 kilometers from Hue’s center. The temple is near the royal tombs, so it’s a good idea to combine all those destinations in just one trip.

4. Savor Tasty Hue Cuisine

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Hue is definitely one of the Vietnamese cities with the best và most chất lượng cuisine culture. In the past, the dishes were only exclusively served to the royal families. However, nowadays, tourists can find them very easily on the streets or in the restaurants with a very reasonable price. The characteristic of Hue’s food is full of sweet và spicy flavour, with a lot of herbs và different sauces (namely fish sauce). A few must-try dishes when you visit Hue are: Bun Bo Hue (Hue Beef Noodle Soup); Nem Lui (Hue Lemongrass Skewers); Com Hen (Clam Rice); Banh Beo (Steamed Rice Cakes); Banh Ram It (Fried Sticky Rice Dumplings); đậy Hat Sen (Lotus Seeds Sweet Soup);…

5. Take a Perfume River Boat Ride

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Coming lớn Hue, it’s a must that you have lớn visit the famous Perfume River. The name “Perfume” dates back to 100 years ago, when people could smell the sweet scent of flowers that floated in the river from the upriver orchards. Especially, the floral scent was the strongest during the autumn, from July to lớn October.

Today, due lớn the industrialisation & the increasing numbers of boats, it may not smell the same anymore. However, Perfume River is still the symbo of Hue, & it is one of the most famous landmarks in Hue. The best time lớn visit Perfume River is in the afternoon when you can witness the breathtaking sunset view.

The cruising service on Perfume River is also popular here, and you will be able to visist most of Hue’s landmarks if you join a river boat tour. Today, travellers coming lớn Hue could not miss a while of boating along the river. Most of them admit that this is one of the most beautiful & extremely splendid riverside landscape (especially at night when lights are on) that they have ever visited! Besides, tourists usually book a river boat tour in the evening with luxury dinner served on boat. It will give you the feeling of being royal, just lượt thích the Royal families in the past.

6. Find Peace in Thien Mu Pagoda

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Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating & ancient pagoda in Hue city. It is situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Perfume River, in Huong Long village, 5 kilometers from Hue city, which is easy to reach from the thành phố center. Thanks lớn such a mysterious history, the pagoda has attracted a great number of tourists from both inside & outside of the nation khổng lồ come and explore the legend themselves.

With its typical traditional architecture of Hue pagodas & a thắm thiết location right next khổng lồ the Perfume River’s bank, Thien Mu Pagoda has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hue City. It is recommended that visitors going on a city tour around Hue visiting this pagoda in the afternoon so they can observe the monks’ praying time inside the pagoda as well as enjoy the beautiful sunset on the Perfume river.

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7. Visit Thanh Toan Tile-roofed Bridge

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Thanh Toan Tile-roofed Bridge belongs to Thanh Thuy village which is 7km from Hue centre. Just around 15 minutes on motorbike & 30 minutes on cyclo or bicycle to reach the bridge. This is the most ancient bridge in Vietnam with a very artistic architecture style, and it’s extremely valuable in terms of architecture, history and culture.

Visit Thanh Toan Village, except for seeing the most ancient bridge in Vietnam, visitor can also row boat along canals or ride bicycle on green village road for visiting other old temples. In addition, you can also join lớn be a farmer & experience farming life, especially learn how lớn wrap a Tet sticky rice cakes (Banh Chung & Banh Tet) or make conical hat, etc… You will have an opportunity to go lớn the countryside market, play hut gambling và pounding rice singing (on festivals) as well as enjoy special cuisines here.

8. Have Hue Royal Banquet Dinner

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Having a Hue Royal Banquet Dinner could be the most interesting experience when you visit this city. In the past, since Hue used khổng lồ be the capital in which the Royal families lived, Hue people are often very well-trained in cooking rustic food và preparing exquisite meals for the Royaltie. Going on a Royal Banquet Dinner tour, you will have the chance to actually dress up like the Vietnamese Emperor và Empress, have dinner on boat & be served with our most delicious and sophisticatedly-made dishes. You can book this tour online through an agency.

9. Relax at Hue Beaches

9.1. Lang teo Beach

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Lang co beach is located in a romantic thành phố called Hue. Just 24 km from Bach Ma National Park, it is an attractive stretch of trắng sand with 8 km length. The cất cánh is a perfect spot for many types of beach tourism such as swimming, scuba diving, sunbathing, fishing… Additionally, you can also find attractive luxury resorts along the beach. Besides, it is well known for colorful coral reefs, lobsters, & the diversity of seafoods. From the bay, it is convenient khổng lồ visit other places such as hai Van pass, Bach Ma Mountain, và Lap An Lake. The best time to lớn visit Lang co is from December lớn March.

9.2. Thuan An Beach

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Thuan An Beach was ranked by King Thieu Tri as one of the 10 most beautiful senses in Hue. The beach is about 13km lớn the east of Hue Imperial Citadel. The coastline is around 12km long with cool và fresh sea water. Although Thuan An beach has all the potentials to become a popular spot for tourism industry, it is fortunately kept unspoiled until now. If you are a person who likes khổng lồ explore the natural beauty & wish lớn escape the hustle & bustle of the city center, this would be the perfect place for you. Bring a tent for a beach picnic with you friends or family, but don’t forget lớn clean your waste before leaving!

10. Admire the Refindness of Hue Royal Theatre

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For people who are interested in Vietnamese Arts & Culture, Duyen Thi Duong, or Hue Royal Theatre is one of the places that you cannot miss when visit Hue. This is the oldest theatre in Vietnam, và it was the place that used lớn serve artistic performance to lớn the Royal families. It was built under King Minh với reign, with an impressively large area of 11.740 m², along with chất lượng architecture and patterns. Going through many wars, the Royal Theatre doesn’t remain the same as what it was anymore, but the replica restoration is still a very attractive place khổng lồ visit.

11. Take a short walk khổng lồ Hue Conical Hat Making Village

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The conical hat is a symbol of Vietnam, especially Vietnamese women since it’s elegant, delicate and also useful under the hot sun in Vietnam. Tay Ho village in Hue is one of the leading conical hat making villages all over the country. Visiting this village, tourists will have a chance lớn explore the conical hat making process, & can also participate in a class & learn how khổng lồ make them. It is probably not so easy lớn make a conical hat, but you will vì just fine thanks khổng lồ the instruction và guidance of the local craftmen, & it’s also a very good way khổng lồ learn about Vietnamese Culture.

12. Visit Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities

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Among many interesting places in Hue, the Royal Fine Arts Museum will surely spark off your trip as one of the earliest & largest museums in Hue. The Royal Fine Arts Museum is situated inside Long An palace which is known as one of the most existing beautiful palaces in Vietnam. It covers an area of up lớn 6.330 square meters. Since its establishment, it took the responsibility for reviving generations of hundreds of artisans who had contributed khổng lồ build up the Hue royal court. Now, the museum is under the administration of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center. Tips: Bringing cameras or taking pictures are not allowed in the museum, so you should prepare to lớn remember everything you see in the museum.

13. Join Hue Festival (if lucky)

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Every two years, Hue Festival will be held in April, May or June khổng lồ preserve the traditional customs since the Nguyen Dynasty & promote the tourism industry of the city. It takes place at 40 venues around the city. A few events usually helf in Hue Festival are Ao dai fashion shows, Hue Poetry Festival, Dialogue of Drums…. There are also a wide range of sporty activities for you khổng lồ enjoy such as boat racing, kite flying or human chess. In addition, there are also exhibitions organized during the festival which shows the history of Hue. Visitors can come here lớn enjoy the street performances, art và film screenings lớn learn more about the old Hue’s culture & heritage.

14. Take in the View from hai Van Pass

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Hai Van Pass is one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. When braving the steep winding roads of a paved mountain pass, you will have a chance to lớn discover peace, quiet & history along the way. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). Hai Van means “Sea Clouds”, since the peak of the mountain is in the clouds while its foot is close to the sea. In the past, nhì Van Pass was known as the Thuan Hoa và Quang nam giới frontier.

With sudden curves & blind corners, nhị Van Pass is likened lớn an arrogant but beautiful girl challenging drivers’ skills. On a journey through the land, hai Van is always an attractive landscape, full of perilous obstacles & is the last spur of the Truong Son Range reaching to lớn the sea.

Hai Van Pass will satisfy your desire to conquer high peaks & remind you of the glorious past of the Viet people. Moreover, from the pass, on nice days, visitors can enjoy the whole vista of Danang, the Tien Sa seaport, Son Tra Peninsula, Cu Lao Cham Island & long sandy beaches.

15. Visit the Bronze Casting Village Phuong Duc

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For hundreds of years, the techniques of bronze casting in Hue thành phố have always been acclaimed as the pinnacle of Vietnam’s bronze casting. Therefore, Hue’s bronze products, such as bells, statues & fine art products, appear everywhere in Vietnam, even in some markets abroad.

The prestige of Hue bronze casting has inspired local authorities to develop the Phuong Duc Bronze Casting Village into a tourist site to introduce the tradition to local and foreign visitors & to preserve & honor the craft. Phuong Duc Village on Bui Thi Xuan Street attracts tourists at the beginning of the street with many shops displaying bronze Buddha statues và bells. It is certain that the lines, patterns và decorations of each work, which are so fine và delicate và nice, make visitors think of the dexterity and talent of the local artisans và of just how this work is done. Therefore, after admiring works in galleries along the street, tourists should stop in at a bronze casting factory to lớn know the process và to witness the talents of the artisans.

Among Hue’s bronze products, bells gain the most attention & appreciation by their prestigious beauty & elegance và their resounding, warm và pure sound. Some people say the prestige is due khổng lồ secret talents of the local artisans, but some reckon it comes from the special character of the soil và water of the region.

“Making a bronze hàng hóa is an exciting experience, & the fun will be doubled if some tourist loves it và brings it trang chủ as a gift for family or a friend. Hue is not only a land of history and royal temples but also for crafts for a long time,” said Nguyen Van Niem, an artisan with 20 years experience in casting bronze.

16. Visit Tiger Arena và Voi Re Temple (Long Chau Temple)

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Tiger Arena (Ho Quyen) is one of the most historic few sites still stands today in Vietnam, the fighting place between animals, especially are elephants & tigers, much to the glee of the royalty as well as to lớn assert the unbeatable strength of battle elephants. Attempting khổng lồ bring back these sites, Vietnam Travel Depot made a trip và be pleased khổng lồ present khổng lồ tourists. Ho Quyen và Dien Voi Re symbolized the invincible strength & vitality of the Kings

The construction of the site began in 1830 after the ceremonial fight for King Minh với ‘s 40th birthday on the northern bank of Perfume river, a tiger suddenly broke miễn phí and threatened the King by charging toward him. Afterward, the King chose the land near Long Tho Hill khổng lồ the west of the capital as permanent arena lớn hold fights và named it Ho Quyen. The stories of area are still kept spreading among the communities but beginning khổng lồ fade with the passing of time from the day of the last fight was in 1904 during the reign of King Thanh thai (the 10th king of Nguyen Dynasty)

Just some steps from Ho Quyen is Temple of the Crying Elephant where the elephants were worshipped, those achieved great feats in battle fields. Locals called the temple “ Dien Voi Re”.


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