How to book train from Hue to Da Nang and Hoi An

Many traveller ask us about trains between Hue and Hoi An or Da Nang. For clearly, we will list the main question that our customer ask us about transfer from Hue to Hoi An by train by this article

Does Hoi An town have a train station?

Hoi An ancient town has no airport… You can hire a private car from the neighboring city of Da Nang, which does have an international airport with daily flights from Ha Noi, Sai Gon, Nha Trang, Can Tho, and other large cities of Vietnam. 

And no railway station either in Hoi An. You can drop in Da Nang trains station then go to Hoi An by car or motorbike.

How do I get from Hue to Hoi An by train? 

Yes, you can, but it a little bit tired. As we mentioned above, no train station in Hoi An so you can not go direct from Hue to Hoi An by train. 

Many people who choose the train will have to buy the train ticket from Hue to Da Nang, and then take a taxi or private car from Da Nang to Hoi An

The cities of Hue and Hoi An or Da Nang are part of the popular destination route in Central Vietnam. When traveling between Hoi An and Hue, you have many vehicle options to choose from Hoi An to Hue, and of course, the train is one of most transportation that many travelers want to choose because of cheap price. This article presents “how to get from Hue to Hoi An by train or Hue to Danang?”

Train from Hue to Da Nang in Hai Van moutain range

DISTANCE BETWEEN DA NANG AND HUE

Distance between Da Nang train station and Hue station is about 110 km and therefore the average time of the journey is from 2 hours 30 mins to 3h30 mins, depending on the train. Traveling by train from Da Nang to Hue is often delayed, which is that the biggest drawback of this transportation.

However, the time of travel depends on the mean of transportation you select. Especially, traveling Hue to Da Nang by private car is that the fastest way because it takes only 2 hours.

You can book a private car transfer from Hue to Danang via Hai Van pass with Hura Cars team 

Danang railway station
Da Nang Railway Station: 791 Hải Phòng, Tam Thuận, Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng

With the convenience and wide choice of departure times as well because the experience that brings this manner of traveling, taking a train from Da Nang to Hue is preferred by many travelers. The train is a safe and economical way to travel between Da Nang and Hue.

However, the positive point is that trains are the safest way to explore travel in Vietnam. When taking a train, you get a comfortable seat with the cool air-conditioned carriage and have the freedom to admire the wonder through the big glass windows. The route between Da Nang and Hue is actually impressive as you’ll see the Truong Son range of mountains, the spectacular Hai Van Pass, and also the blue sea of Lang Co Bay and Lap An Lagoon.

We did the trip from Da Nang to Hue by train recently and loved our travel experience, but you will miss the Hai Van Gate or drink a cup of coffee at the view of Da Nang bay

Train Ticket Price

The train ticket for a trip from Hue to Da Nang costs from 65.000 – 525.000 vnd/ person/ way, depending on the train and seat type (hard seat, soft seat or soft bed in cabin).

Train Schedule between Hue and Danang 

Trains from Da Nang to Hue depart daily and there are 6 trains per day serving this route: SE2, SE4, SE6, SE20, SE22, and TN2. 

Depart from Da Nang to Hue (updated June 2021)

No of train Depart from Hue Arrive Da Nang Duration Hard seat – soft bed
SE2 13h55 16h25 2h45m 125-265k
SE4 12h50 15h25 2h30m 65-155k
SE6 2h30 4h55 2h30m 80-170k
SE8 22h05 1h35 3h30m 100-170k
SE20 18h45 21h30 2h45m 115-245k
SE22 06h30 10h15 3h30m 65-175k
SE10 10h05 13h00 3 hours 105-205k

Depart from Hue to Da Nang station

No of train Depart from Hue Arrive Da Nang Duration Hard seat – soft seat
SE9 4h55 7h35 2h40m 55-165k
SE21 7h00 9h45 2h45m 70-175k
SE3 8h45 11h15 2h30m 155-200k
SE19 9h30 12h30 3h 120-190k
SE1 11h00 13h30 2h30m 155-525k
SE7 20h00 22h30 2h30m 120-180k
SE5 22h30 1h00 2h30 110-170k
Tickets counter and waiting room – Hue railways station

Where to buy train tickets?

You can buy train tickets for the trip from Hue to Da Nang at the following:

  • Buy online at: dsvn .vn
  • Buy online at Online Travel Agent

DISTANCE BETWEEN DA NANG AND HOI AN 

The distance from Da Nang to Hoi An is about 30km and it takes us 45 mins driving by private car. 

If you want to know more transportation from Da Nang train station to Hoi An town, please keep this we recommend at 5 ways transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An 

4 Best Ways on How to Get from Hue to Danang & Vice Versa?

Exploring central Vietnam, Hue and Danang city are definitely the top 2 tourist cities that you must visit, or at least it is the main road you must transfer without visiting. How to wonder how to get from Hue to Danang and vice versa that suits you the most!

I. DISTANCE FROM HUE TO DANANG

Both cities are located in Central Vietnam, particularly Central Coast, so the distance from Hue to Danang city is about 100 kilometers ~ 62 miles. With the short distance, we spend 3 hours via Hai Van pass for transfer between 2 cities by private car, bus, train, and motorbike as well.

II. 4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO TRAVEL FROM HUE TO DANANG CITY

1. Travel Hue to Danang by Bus

Traveling by bus is so far the most popular way to transfer from Hue to Danang, thanks to the short distance between them. And for bus transfer, they will drive through the Hai Van tunnel without stopping. 

Booking: for the local bus, you must go to the South bus station (~2km from Truong Tien bridge), they also have their website and call them. But they don’t speak English. 

For tourist buses, you can book at the agent. we recommend bus companies: Sinh Cafe, Queen bus, Futa bus. You can go on their websites and call the hotline for more booking information.

Route: the bus from Hue to Danang won’t go through Hai Van Pass, like most other vehicles. So that, you will miss the most beautiful road in central

Duration: Local bus ride will take about 3.5 hours (they will pick up a passenger or goods en route), tourist bus/ sleeping bus 2,5 hours

Cost: around 100,000 vnd – 150.000 vnd/one way (~$5-7 USD)

► Pros and cons: This is the cheapest option, so it’s great for people who want to travel around Vietnam on a tight budget. For just around $5, you will get to experience a sleeper seat, or seating seat (local bus). There are also numerous departures from Hue to Danang daily, so you can choose a time slot that fits your schedule the best.

Local bus: depart every 45 mins. Not pick-up at the hotel. 

Tourist bus/ sleeping bus: pick up at the hotel by van. Start from 8:00 am – 13:00

However, the bus is usually slower than trains and taxis, and therefore the time depends on the traffic situation, and also the hop-in and hop-off time since the bus usually stops at many points en-route to pick up a passenger. Also, if you go by bus, it’s nearly impossible to ask for stopping randomly on the way to take photos, since many people are also on the bus and can be in a hurry.

2. Travel Hue to Danang by train belong the coastline 

Another option to travel from Hue to Danang is by train, and this selection has several advantages as well! The train doesn’t cost an excessive amount more than the bus, but the time period is the same, and also the seat is a little comfortable. Also, you’ll get to ascertain the good scenery along the way! just like the bus, there also are many train departures during the day, so it’s easy to find a time that matches your plan.

► Booking: you’ll go straight to the railway station and buy tickets there, or book online through the office. However, it’s recommended that you simply attend the station and buy a ticket since the web ticket system in Vietnam doesn’t work alright.

Route: the train also will go through Hai Van Pass

Duration: a train ride will take more than 3 hours, slightly light, train never arrives on time. 

Cost: around 130,000VND/one way (~$6-$7)

Pros and cons: There are usually 3 options for the seats: hard seats, soft seats, and cabins (small beds). the costs for these seats aren’t really different, therefore it just depends on your preference, whether you would like to take a seat and do a touch sightseeing from the window, otherwise, you want to lie and rest before a new journey. no matter which option you select, you’ll still use the common services like toilets, steward service, snacks, and air-con. The train is a bit noisy, on the other hand, everything else is convenient enough.

For the Tet holiday, you can not book any seat, you must buy in advance 2-3 months, and the soft seat keeps for passager go long way (Hue – Nha Trang, Hue – Saigon…) 

And keep your eye on your luggage

3. Hue to Danang by private car

The most convenient choice for foreigners to travel from Hue to Danang is that you simply take a taxi or private car for transferring. For taxi, many taxi companies would have a special policy for long-distance travel: they charge you base on the electronic clock so that might be too expensive, instead, you should book a private car with a travel agent, a transportation company. They have many mean of the vehicle from the sedan, compact car to a van for a big group

► Booking: you’ll ask your hotel to assist with booking a taxi or a van, they know which companies are the foremost reliable. Or book directly to transport company

► Route: through Hai Van Pass and stop on the way such as Elephant spring, Lap An lagoon, oyster village. 

► Duration: around 2 – 2,5 hours

► Cost: the worth for the group is pretty cheap, just around 6-7 usd/one way/per person/ group 9 people. Van can capacity max 12 people. Sometimes it cheaper than a bus or motorbike.

Traveling by private car would cost about $40 for a sedan (but you’ll split the cost, so about $10 for each person). Not expensive like a motorbike

► Pros and cons: you’ll be picked up at your accommodation and drop off at your required destination, stop by any points on the way that you simply want to take pictures, and you’ll also travel with your family/friends and split the price with them. Moreover, the period of time is significantly faster than by bus or by train.

You may like:  Private car transfer from Hue to Danang 

4. Travel by Motorbike

The most expensive but convenient choice for young people and want to have more time at each site. Maybe It is expensive than rent a private car. 

Cost: The price for a motorbike rental is about $10 – 15 usd/ bike/ day. And 5 usd ~ 5 little gas petrol, 2 usd for luggage transfer by bus (they keep your passport and luggage, it seem a deposit for motorbike). Total 20 usd/ person

If you need to follow a rider, and he will guide you en route, keep your luggage when you swim in Elephant Spring or take pics, and avoid the thief. This option is the best for foreigners. Cost 40-45 usd/ bike with the rider.  If you travel by group and 1 of a friend can not ride, you should rent a car or rider. 

Booking: You can rent a motorbike at Hue for 2-3 days. One recommended place: 

Hue easy rider, Gem Bike, Motorvina… If you want to be more sure, ask your hotel for more help!

Route: Highway AH1 and ride through Hai Van Pass

Duration: around 4-5 hours, depending on how many times you stop to take pictures

Pros and cons: Travelling by motorbike would be the optimal choice to fully experience the breathtaking landscape in Vietnam. However, traveling by motorbike is pretty dangerous if you’re not a pro. According to the annual summary, the number of deaths from traffic accidents is many times higher than the number of deaths from covid-19.

Therefore, make sure you’re in good health conditions, have some partners, and a smartphone with sufficient 4G/data.

We hope to have provided you more information on “how to travel from Hue to Danang city”. You have many options to choose from, and whichever you choose, don’t forget to take time to see the beautiful natural scenery of the central coast and forests along the way. 

Hura Cars also offer private car transfer from Hue to Danang and vice versa here: Travel from Hue to Danang. Don’t forget us

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Truong Tien Bridge – Spanning the Perfume River in Hue

These are the words of a young Hue lady who criticized fate for her lack of romantic success, only to shift the blame to Truong Tien Bridge – a famous bridge in the ancient capital:

“My six-arm twelve-span Truong Tien Bridge
Poor me, I can’t keep up with you, dear
For a long time, I endured the embarrassment
If we must be apart then it is what fate has decided…”

The elegant bridge spans the Huong (Perfume) River like a hair clip in the tresses of a Hue-born muse. Its construction started in 1897 and was completed in 1899. It was built by the Eiffel Company of France at an astounding cost of 400 million French Indochinese piastres. The book Đại Nam Nhất Thống Chí (The History of a Unified Dai Nam), produced by the National History Compiler of the Nguyen Dynasty, recorded:
“Truong Tien Pier: situated at the dock across the highway, southeast of Hue Citadel The iron bridge was renovated in the 9th Thanh Thai year (1897)… The bridge consisted of six spans, each having a length of about  65 met. The renovation was finished in the 11″ Thanh Thai year (1899) but on August 2, the 16″ year (1904), four of the bridge’s six spans were destroyed by a storm and only two spans remained. In the 18″ year (1906), the bridge was rebuilt”.

In 1898, to fund the construction of the bridge, the French colonial rulers increased taxes all over Trung Ky (the old name of Central Vietnam), causing great misery for the people. Empress Dowager Tu Du, the mother of Tu Duc King, went personally to the Resident Superior Hall on the southern bank of the Huong River to ask the Resident-Superior of Annam to reduce taxes for the sake of her people. However, the French government in Annam refused to lower the taxes, instead of responding to Empress Dowager Tu Du with a mocking verse:

“Back when Vietnamese kings reigned
Why didn’t they build the Truong Tien Bridge themselves?
Why blame Westerners for raising taxes?
Westerners aren’t building the Truong Tien Bridge only for themselves.”

At first, the bridge was called Thanh Thai Bridge because it was built during the reign of King Thanh Thai (1889 – 1907). In 1919, the bridge was officially renamed “Clemenceau Bridge” after the name of the French Prime Minister at the time. Following the Japanese coup d’etat in French Indochina on March 9, 1945, the bridge’s official name changed again to “Nguyen Hoang Bridge”, after the first Nguyen Lord who ruled Dang Trong (Cochinchina).

However, for more than two centuries, the people of Hue have stuck to calling it “Truong Tien”. This name comes from Truong Tien Pier, named for the royal mint situated to the north of the Huong River. The word Truong (8) means “workshop” or “place’: Truong Tien means “coin mint”. The word Truong also appears in many other places in Hue such as Truong Sung, Truong Dong, and Truong Bia. Starting as a bridge with such a simple name, Truong Tien Bridge has become widely known. Its name is etched into history.
When Truong Tien Bridge was completed, although the people had suffered greatly and paid heavy taxes to fund its construction, the Venerable Zen-master Phuc Hau wrote a complimentary poem upon seeing the benefits of linking both sides of the Huong River:

“Great blessing from the honorable Buddha
Thank you for making this iron bridge
Guiding all even in missteps
Accompanying all in crossing the route
Talent as high as mount Kim Phung
Virtue as great as the Tuy Ba Sea
Hanging over the river and creating bliss
Vietnamese will know it for thousands of years”

Alas, the joy was short-lived as the year of Giap Thin (1904) brought a huge storm. Four of the bridge’s six spans were destroyed by the storm. The ensuing flooding swept the bridge’s arms as far as Dong Ba Market. Mourning the devastation the storm wrought upon Hue, the poet Mong Phat Ton That Diem wrote these verses: “Pity the ships in the North Sea Pity the Western river’s iron bridge”

Dong Ba Market was established outside Chinh Dong Gate at the start of King Gia Long’s reign. It was originally called Dong Hoa Market. Later, to avoid using the word “Hoa”, which was the name of Empress Ta Thien Nhan Ho Thi Hoa, the mother of King Thieu Tri, in 1841, the king decreed that all places bearing the word “Hoa” must change their names. Therefore, Dong Hoa Market became Dong Ba Market. Since then, the people of Hue have called “hoa” (flowers) “bong” the term for “flower” in the dialect of central and southern Vietnam).

In the 11th Thanh Thai year (1899), Dong Ba Market was relocated to its present location, then a desolate area outside the Imperial Citadel, called “giai” by Hue people.

In 1906, Truong Tien Bridge was repaired. The bridge’s floor, originally made of ironwood, was remade with cement. Hue people composed another folk poem about this renowned bridge:

“Dong Ba Market is relocated to empty land Truong Tien Bridge is rebuilt with cement Those without husband and children… You will find them in this land.”

During King Duy Tan’s reign (1907 -1916), wishing to remind people to follow traffic rules, the protectorate government hung signs at both ends of Truong Tien Bridge that read: “Prenez votre droite, marches au pas” (Move to the right and walk slowly). The Annam court translated the above French words into Chinese characters, which read in Sino characters as: “Xa ma qua kieu do huu chi. Yeu nghi hoan han vat nghi tri” (Horse-drawn carriages cross the bridge on the right side. We should go slowly, not fast). This message was engraved onto signs and hung beside the signs in French.

Over the past two centuries, Truong Tien Bridge has accompanied Hue through many ups and downs. Despite having collapsed due to warfare and natural disasters, Truong Tien Bridge has always been rebuilt and remains a symbol of the ancient capital, Hue. It is a graceful, lasting architectural heritage of this beautiful city by the Huong Giang River and Ngu Binh Mountain

Author: Tran Duc Anh Son

Getting from Da Nang to Hue: A guest review

It was time to start our last trip in the central of Vietnam: from Da Nang to Hue airport, we didn’t book a flight ticket from DN to Hanoi because we didn’t want to miss the most beautiful road in the central – Hai Van pass.

We had to go away because of the breaking out COVID-19 pandemic in Danang in the summer of 2020

Instead of seating public buses, we book a private car for safety and bus drive via the tunnel, we still had a couple of more hours of Southeast Asian journeys left, and it had been looking just like the trip from Da Nang to Hue might just be our quietest excursion yet.Stop in Lap An on way from Da Nang to Hue

As soon as I received our booking confirmation via email by Mr. Hoang and set a time for us (you can choose a time or asked him for a recommendation). Near the departure time, he contacted us again and send a message on WhatsApp to the provided to verify with driver’s info and the plate car number.

A smartly dressed Vietnamese man with a green shirt came to visit us as we were sitting in the reception with our backpacks surrounding us and began talking in English to us (surprising – a little bit but it is enough for us).

The car was incredibly spacious, comfortable and it seems brand new, comfortable seats for the foreigner like us. There was also free Wi-Fi within the car that worked all right considering. Out of all the places we traveled via bus or car in Asia, I feel Vietnam wins the prize for having the comfortable and most luxurious modes of transport.

Heading out early to Hue from Da Nang 

We depart at 11:30 in the morning, 10 minutes before the scheduled time of departure, the driver arrived in time and waited for us in the parking then he came to meet us, very polite. The driver pulled over at a little coffee shop at the side of the road one hour into our journey and we can take pictures in Hai Van pass, big rock, and the Hai Van gate.

You can buy something such as a coffee or a bottle of water if you want to use the toilet of the coffee shop. It is a courtesy in Vietnam.

Stop in Lap An Lagoon, you can have a meal with seafood, while waiting for the staff server meal, you can take pics in the sand bar among the lagoon.

Lap An lagoon and the white sand bar on the way from Da Nang to Hue

 Arriving in Hue after a fast ride

The journey took 3 hours for visiting en route before we arrived in Hue just after 2:30 pm.

Overall, the journey from Da Nang to Hue went swimmingly, and that we didn’t experience any hiccups, the driver can show you much information about Hai Van gate, and talk more about Vietnam’s lifestyle. It’s a pleasing three-hour journey and we enjoyed it. Value for money

What is your expectation from Da Nang to Hue trip?

  • Stop in big rock when the car climbing Hai Van pass on Danang side
  • Stop in Hai Van Gate, the border of Hue city and Da Nang
  • Take pics in Lang Co bay and waiting for the train passing
  • Enjoy Seafood in Lap An lagoon and see the white sand bar

Exploring the history of Hue, Vietnam – A guide to the city’s best sights

You can hug the corners of the Hai Van Pass from Hoi An to Hue and see the landscape of Hue, and floating down the picturesque Perfume river (or Huong River), Hue – the former capital of Vietnam – is a must-visit destination on your plan

A city that is bound up in the country’s heritage, Hue is undergoing a revival as casual tourists and history buffs alike make the journey from Hoi An to Hue, to explore the royal tombs, palaces, and monuments built during the Nguyen’s dynasty. 

So, what are the not-to-be-missed places in this captivating city, and why should you tag on a tomb-hopping trip to Hue? Read on for our guide to the best historical sites of Hue. 

  1. Go Royal tombs around the city

    Surprisingly the best way to start your tour of Hue is to take in the beautifully constructed tombs dotted around the town’s outskirts.

    The tombs were built for the emperors of the Nguyen dynasty, a powerful line of Vietnamese emperors that led Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. Since Vietnam was technically under French rule for much of this time, Nguyen’s emperors found themselves with little to do and so spent their days building epic monuments to themselves; the royal tombs of Hue.

    There are 7 royal tombs, but most tourists will only visit three: the tombs of Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc since the others are a little off the beaten track, and it is the same construct.

    Travel tip: You can buy a combo ticket for the three key tombs (Khai Dinh, Minh Mang, Tu Duc) as well as the Citadel for about 350, 000 VND (15 USD / 11.50 GBP) at any of the locations, which is far cheaper than giving individual entry fees.

  2. Tomb of Khai Dinh

    If you don’t have more time in Hue and have to choose only one tomb to visit, make it Khai Dinh. Not only are you greeted by an absolutely enormous stair and imposing life-sized statues, but Khai Dinh tomb boasts spectacular sweeping views of the village below.

    Google Map Khai Dinh tomb: https://goo.gl/maps/AVh2EFPJtUx5YFjJ7
    Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm daily

    Tomb of Tu Duc

    Tu Duc tomb is the best preserved of all the tombs, Tu Duc’s tomb is set on a gigantic property and can take 2 hours if you want to see it all. This one has a bit of a backstory too – Tu Duc was an infertile ruler (he suffered a bad bout of smallpox) and became a recluse during his reign, meaning he almost barricaded himself inside this mausoleum until his death in 1883.

    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Ryn2DrfwGu7My8Nx8
    Lê Ngô Cát, Thủy Xuân, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
    Opening hours: 7.00 am to 4:45 pm daily

  3. Tomb of Minh Mang 

    This mausoleum combines the best of both, Minh Mang tomb is an epic ode to the 2nd emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, set in a more classical Vietnamese style. If you enjoy this type of architecture, this tomb is a definite must.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ibkWDT4vDXsnAQ6s7
    QL49, Hương Thọ, Hương Trà, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
    Opening hours: 7.00 am to 4:45 pm daily

  4. Visiting Thien Mu pagoda

    While it might not seem as impressive as the royal tomb architect or even the Imperial City, the Thien Mu Pagoda serves as an “unofficial symbol” of Hue city.
    Loosely translated as ‘temple of Lady from Heaven’, this pagoda got its name from a folk story where a beautiful lady in red-green appeared there each evening, foretelling that the site was due to be of great man come here in the future – that is Nguyen Hoang lord – the founder of Hue dynasty
    when you visit here, as you’ll likely find yourself surrounded by the haunting chants of the resident monks.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Hvp2pYYoweCFKvh49

    Hương Hòa, Thành phố Huế
    Opening hours: Daily from 8.00 am to 4:45 pm

  5. Walk the forbidden grounds of the Citadel 

    Once you’ve completed your round of the Royal tombs and pagoda, the other large sight to explore in Hue is the Imperial Citadel. You really can’t miss this attraction – at over 5,2 km2 in size, it’s a behemoth of a structure with so much to see.

    Hue Imperial citadel was once an epicenter for all the executive functions you would need in a nation’s capital, with palaces, temples, buildings, and administrative offices sprinkled. You could spend up to five hours walking this maze of magical monuments and structures, and 1,5 hours for Forbidden Purple.
    What is the key attractions? Probably the forbidding entrance of the Ngo Mon Gate, Purple Forbidden City where all the important ceremonies would take place, and the To Mieu Temple, which boasts a gallery homage to all Nguyen’s emperors.
    The Forbidden Purple where the emperor and his wife, advisors lived and worked.

    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zAHyTMJeRx3bsaB66
    Thành phố Huế, Thua Thien Hue
    Opening hours: Daily from 8.00 am to 4:45 pm

  6. Claw your way to the Tiger Fighting Arena

    This massive arena where snarling tigers used to fight to the death to train the elephant of Nguyen’s army. To experience that, you can visit Hue’s Ho Quyen Tiger Fighting Arena. You won’t find tiger or elephant face-offs there any longer, but you imaging what occurred here in the past
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/uCzjjgsmmbjCt4ZLA
    373 Bùi Thị Xuân, Thủy Biều, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
    Opening hours: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

  7. Indulge in imperial cuisine

    If you’ve gotten your fill of history in the city, it might be worth filling your stomach instead. Since Hue is not only famous for its history, but also for its royal food, known as ‘imperial cuisine.’

    The city has over 1,000 specialty dishes, which are still prepared according to Hue’s traditions. Highlights include Banh Beo, delicate rice flour patties stuffed with delicious minced shrimp, Banh Cuon Thit Nuong, which includes delicious grilled pork in rice paper, or Pancake

    You can try many of these by choosing the tasting menu at a local restaurant (Tai Phu, Hanh, Thuy…) where you’ll be able to indulge in seven different courses at surprisingly affordable prices.

You can see our suggestion for local food and the restaurant here: Hue Cuisine

 You can’t have a guide about historical sights without delving a little deeper into just that, the history of the town. And Hue has quite the illustrious past… You can book a tour/ private car services with Hura Car here: Hue city 1 day tour

Located smack bang in the middle of the country, it was the perfect place for the Emperor to create an Imperial City like no other, much of which you can still visit today.

HOW TO GETTING TO HUE

The most popular way to get to Hue is usually via motorbike or private car transfer on the Hoi An to Hue trail, via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass.

If you are more of a fan of rail travel, it’s worth checking out the train from Da Nang to Hue (no train station in Hoi An) or from any province from the north: Dong Hoi Station (Quang Binh province), Ninh Binh Station, Ha Noi station

Have we convinced you to go to Hue? Whether you’re traveling as part of a longer jaunt in the country or using it as a stopover from neighboring Da Nang or Hoi An, the city of Hue is a surprising addition and one that anyone vaguely interested in history has to add to their Vietnam itinerary.

Photo source: Xuân Quang (Photography)

Tu Duc Tomb – An imposing and impressive of the Royal Mausoleums

Born in 1829 and died in 1883, Tu Duc had reigned for over 35 years since 1848, the longest among rulers of the Nguyen Dynasty. Tu Duc tomb, with some 50 constructions surrounded by a 1,500 m long wall, was built during 1864-1867.

The Stele Pavilion housing a 22 ton stone tablet (stele) inscribed with the Tu Duc King’s biography. As the King had no son, he wrote these texts on the stele himself, which was considered a bad omen for his dynasty.

The life of Tu Duc

Emperor Tu Duc was an expert at philosophy, Oriental history, and particularly literature (he left 4,000 verses and 600 proses) yet failed to successfully rule the country. He was crowned King in the historical period of Vietnam facing the Western developing capitalism. Having no son to succeed aggravated the situation and made him world-weary. To seclude himself, he ordered the construction of his tomb as a fairyland with poetical features, making it a lifetime recreation ground and a world for his eternal life after death.

Overview of Tu Duc Mausoleum

Tu Duc’s Mausoleum

With several palaces and specific man-made landscapes, the with poetry and freedom. Perfect harmony is obtained of monuments and nature or nature improved on landscape gardening, a Vietnamese form of art. And, if un-symmetry is also a specific beauty of art, then Tu Duc Tomb enjoys it.

The architecture of Tu Duc Tomb reflects the poet-Emperor’s romantic nature, evokes pleasant surprise, creates much literary and art inspiration, makes a strong impression on sightseers, and arouses in them deep sympathy.

Best time for hot air balloons ride in Vietnam

Hot air balloon in Hue city

Different from other transport as a plane, cruise; the hot air balloon depends on the weather, almost of hot air balloons can not ride when it is dark and wind
Getting the right conditions and weather for hot air balloon flights
The weather is different for each Yearly and monthly. So hot air balloon can take a bit of patience and not come to Hue just for this tour, let it is an option for your journey here.
For hot air balloon riding, we need no rain light winds and good visibility. we have low-pressure weather in the winter and more high pressure in the summer.
The high-pressure weather generally gives us the blue sky so we have a good view, light winds, and a little shower.
The low-pressure weather often has rain and strong winds or storms. So the hot air balloon rides season is run from Feb to September, but first let’s look at the “light winds, good visibility, and no rain”.

Why don’t hot air balloons fly during the day?
When it is fine and the surface winds are calm, the hot air balloon pilots can control the altitude of the balloon very finely by heating the hot air inside.
During the day these light surface winds are broken up by the “thermals” column. These are rising columns of warm air that spiral skywards, caused by the heating effect of the sun on the ground.
the birds love them, they do not need to use wings for flying but for a hot air balloon, these collum thermals make it very hard to control by the balloon pilot. So if it is hotter, it is the greater the problem.

Fly over Perfume River Hue

Our balloon flight was canceled but we saw hot air balloons flying?

Firstly, every balloon flight pilot has to make their own judgment of the conditions in which they are confident to fly passengers. and the main tools are the weather forecast channel at that time
Secondly, most passengers are expecting to fly for about an hour and sometimes it might be possible to fly but only if you are prepared to accept a short flight 10-15 mins
In general, our pilots will try to avoid putting our passengers in this situation. We have to put our “decision” on our phone lines well before the flight and therefore have to use forecasts. and the most important is to keep you safe

Prepare for riding hot air balloon in Thuong Tu yard

What is the best month for balloon flights?
There is no longer a simple answer to this question.
From our experience, ten years ago it would have been fair to say that from July to September had some of the best weather for a hot air balloon ride. but in the past 5 years, weather conditions have been generally poorer in the summer months and much better in Mar-Apr and often good in September.
We do hope that next year we could turn that all around. We encourage the customer to start booking flights as soon as when you have a plan for a Vietnam vacation.
Whenever you choose to fly you can be sure that we have light winds, no rain, and good visibility to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable flight.

6 lý do tham quan Huế trong tháng 4/2020

Đến Huế vào tháng 4/2020 này, bạn sẽ có những trải nghiệm khó quên khi hòa mình vào không khí dịp Festival Huế, thăm quan thành phố xanh của việt nam và thưởng thức ẩm thực đặc sắc của người dân cố đô. Tại sao không nào: 

Tận hưởng không khí trong lành của Thành phố xanh Việt Nam

thành phố Huế là đô thị có mật độ cây xanh cao nhất cả nước, với hơn 60 nghìn cây xanh trên đường phố, công viên công cộng. Với hệ thống cây xanh dày đặc mà nhờ đó tiêu chuẩn về không khí ở Huế luôn đảm bảo. 

Đến Huế, du khách và người thân có thể hít được một bầu không khí trong lành, người dân thân thiện, đi bộ dưới những hàng cây xanh trên đường phố, hay buổi nói chuyện pic-nic nhẹ trong công viên cũng thực sự thích thú đấy nhé. 

cay xanh hue - hue green
Cây xanh rợp ở đường Lê Lợi

Tham gia Festival Huế lần thứ 11

Chương trình Festival Huế 2020 sẽ được chính thức khai mạc đêm ngày 1/4 kéo dài đến đêm bế mạc ngày 6/4/2020

Trong suốt tuần lễ Festival, bạn cũng có thể tham gia vào các chương trình, lễ hội chính quan trọng như: diễu hành đường phố vào chiều 16h các ngày từ các đoàn nghệ thuật trong và ngoài nước, Chương trình Âm Nhạc Trinh Công Sơn và đêm ngày 5/4, chương trình nghệ thuật Văn hiến Kinh kỳ (20h00, ngày 3/4/2020); lễ Hội Ẩm thực Huế và ẩm thực Ba Miền trong suốt kì festiaval, lễ hội Áo dài (20h00, ngày 4/4/2020)… Ngoài ra, còn có hàng loạt hoạt động, lễ hội, các chương trình biểu diễn của các đoàn nghệ thuật nước ngoài mà bạn chỉ có thể xem qua các kênh du lịch, hay đi sang châu Âu mới xem được, thì đây là dịp để chứng kiến tận mắt. 

Chương trình festival sẽ được cập nhật tại link: Festival Huế 2020

poster Hue festival 2020Check-in phim trường Mắt biếc

Hầu hết ai cũng nghe qua câu chuyện tình Ngạn và Hà Lan, xem qua bộ phim được quay tại huế. Nhưng dịp trước nếu vào mùa đông, bạn không đến huế được thì mùa hè này chắc chắn sẽ có bức ảnh đẹp hơn,  

Hãy tìm các địa điểm trong phim Mắt biếc mà checkin như cây ngô đồng cô đơn, trường học Đo Đo, tiệm may Hà Lan phố cổ Bạch Đằng, phố cổ Bao Vinh, cầu đường sắt Bạch Hổ, Đại Nội, Lăng Khải Định, Đồi Thiên An, Đồi Vọng Cảnh, trường Đại học Sư phạm Huế, rạp Hưng Đạo…

Tất tần tật được Hura team đã giới thiệu tại đây: Khám phá Huế qua phim trường Mắt Biếc

phim mat biec hueTham qia giải Marathon Huế 

Giải Marathon Huế diễn ra ngày 5/4/2020 được tài trợ bởi thời báo VNEXPress, giải gồm bốn cự ly phù hợp cho mọi lứa tuối như: Cự ly 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km. 

Huế được chọn làm nơi tổ chức giải 2020 nhờ vào “ấn tượng Huế Xanh” của VN, quý khách tham gia giải sẽ được chạy trên những cung đường đầy cây xanh dọc dòng sông Hương thơ mộng “Đường Phượng Bay” nổi tiếng mà Nhạc sĩ Trịnh Công Sơn đã mô tả, hay chạy trên cầu Trường Tiền lịch sử nối liền hai bờ Nam – Bắc sông Hương 

Các bạn có thể tìm hiểu và đăng ký giải chạy trang chủ báo VNEpress

Marathon Hue 2020Khám phá di tích triều Nguyễn

Huế từ xưa nổi tiếng với công trình kiến trúc cố đô, đền đài, lăng tẩm và những ngôi chùa cổ kính, hay cả những ngôi giáo đường tráng lệ.  

Đến Huế, bạn cũng có thể trải nghiệm thêm các di sản mới của HUế vừa được UNesco công nhận: Quần thể di tích cố đô Huế (1993), Nhã nhạc cung đình Huế (2003), Mộc bản triều Nguyễn (2009), Châu bản triều Nguyễn (2014), Thơ văn trên kiến trúc Cung đình Huế (2016) và hai di sản văn hóa phi vật thể Huế đồng sở hữu “Nghệ thuật bài chòi” , ” Thực hành Tín ngưỡng thờ Mẫu Tam Phủ của người Việt”.

Hue city tour 1 day -Minh Mang tombThưởng thức Ẩm thực dân dã và ẩm thực cung đình Huế vô cùng phong phú

Từng là thủ phủ của Vietnam ở thế kỉ 19-20, Huế là nơi tập trung văn hóa, nghệ thuật và cả ẩm thực. Ngoài chương trình ẩm thực cung đình được tổ chức bằng các buổi yến tiệc đặt vé trước, bạn cũng có thể lang thang trên con đường, ngõ hẻm để thưởng thức món ăn truyền thống HUế: bèo, nậm, lọc, bánh ít, bánh canh Nam Phổ, bánh canh cua, thưởng thức đúng vị bún bò HUế, thử xem bánh khoái Huế có khác gì bánh xèo nam bộ không nhé. 

Đây là list các địa điểm ăn ngon mà bạn nên biết nhé: Địa điểm ăn uống tại Huế

Pan cake

What is the most popular to go to Hue city?

Hue city – a center of historic, culture in Vietnam – Traveller from Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh when going to Hue, you have many options to chose a comfort transport, convenient and good price such as motorbike, car, train or plane

Located on a narrow strip in Central of Vietnam, Hue is one of the biggest destinations, with a long term culture, charming natural landscape. It is about 700 km from Hanoi and 1000 km from Ho Chi Minh City. If you want to visit the Imperial city and friendly people or just taste Hue cuisine, you can choose one of the following transportation:

By motorbike

If you start from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city by motorbike, you can stop to visit en route at each province, We make sure that it is a nice experience. Motorbike is the cheapest way, but you must have good health, and must brave people when driving along the highway. It takes about 7 days from Hanoi and 10 days from Ho Chi Minh city, including rest time and stops to visit en-route.

By car

Hoi An to Phong Nha

If you go to Hue by car directly, it takes 15 hours from Hanoi and more than 20 hours from Ho Chi Minh city(including break time). Make sure that you book with a travel company or transport company, and you will have travel insurance in case you have any trouble/ crashed on the way. An experienced driver is the most important and he must speak English, so you do not feel bored or if you have any requests such as meals, a toilet, drink coffee, or help you explain anything.

By train

Located in the city center, Hue train station is more convenient for drop off Hue, all of the trains will stop there, you also drop in Hue and visit the highlight of Hue before going to Hoi An or Quang Binh province. The train is a popular vehicle in Vietnam, you also see the landscape during the trip, but please leave your eye with your bags, luggage… For a long ride, you should book a private cabin, it is 4 beth, you feel more comfortable and remember closed the door to make sure that when you wake up, nobody sleeps near you or no luggage lies beside you.

It is about 13 hours from Hanoi to Hue by train and 20 hours from Ho Chi Minh city

By open bus/ sleeping bus

A sleeping busYou can not walk along with the cabin as travel by train, go to Hue by sleeping bus is a good idea and it’s cheap. It cost around 12-15 USD/ seat on a normal day, and it may be 30-50 USD in the lunar new year, it is the worst is overbooking on these days. Time driving is the same as by train.

These days, many bus company, they offer wifi on cars and toilets on board. It is more comfortable for the long ride

By plane

Hue airport transferThis is the safest and fastest option for travelers who want to save time and are willing to “invest” for the experience. On average, the flight time from Hanoi to Hue is just over 1 hour and from Ho Chi Minh City is more 1.5 hours.

Besides the popular airways such as Vietjet, VN airline or Jetstar,  recently, a new airway brand is Bamboo Airways, they have a new route to Phu Bai airport – Hue, the airline will officially launch the Hanoi – Hue route in Nov 2019 for passengers to explore the most exciting activities in Hue.

To move from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Hue there are many options. For travelers who don’t have a lot of time,  you can choose to save time, aircraft will always be the first choice.

9 best restaurant in Hue 2017

The top of restaurants in Hue that you must try and compare with other region’s cuisine. Here is list of best restaurant that close proximity to Hue’s iconic landmarks, most of these restaurant feature equally opulent interiors and exceptional service as well as traditional music and dance performances.

Catering to the growing numbers of foreign travelers, the city is also teeming with trendy bistros and expat-owned cafes serving familiar European and western fare such as pastas, pizzas and grilled meats, paired with an extensive list of wines, beers and spirits. From frills-free local eateries to upscale international restaurants, read on to discover our list of Hue’s most popular restaurants to find one that best suits your budget and preference.

Le Parfum Restaurant at La Residence resort

restaurant in Hue cityLe Par-fum Restaurant is an elegant spot for breakfast or dinner, this restaurant is belong La Residence Hue resort and spa, the travelers can enjoy a 6 course deregulation menu of Vietnamese or french dishes with premium wines from European. The standout dishes include lemongrass-marinated chicken with smoked eggplant (17 USD), sesame-crusted seared tuna (15 USD) and the roasted lamb rack (35 USD). Set within a Vietnam – French building, you have should make a reservation at the terrace section, you have good views of the hotel’s herb garden and Perfume River Bank.

Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 10:30 & 11:30 – 23:00

Address: 5 Le Loi Street, La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, Hue

Review on Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d1600092-Reviews-Le_Parfum-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Ancient Hue Restaurant

Ancient house restaurantAncient Hue Restaurant is typical of two-storey wooden house, it has dating back to the 1800s. This restaurant offering Hue’s royal cuisine that made a culinary hotpot of Vietnam. Your course is serve Hue traditional dance performances – Vo Kinh Van An.
Set along Kim Long Street, Ancient Hue Restaurant is surrounded by an landscaped garden and lake while its indoor eating sections are fitted with prepare items to resemble Nguyen’s royal quarters in the past with ceramic vases and silk cushions. There’s an art gallery in the dining spot, they exhibits handy craft, traditional paintings is made by local artists.
Dining course, banana blossom salad, pancake, Hue beef noodles, steamed rice flour cakes are served in shapes like dragon or phoenix and tiny flower.

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00

Address: 104/47 Kim Long Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d1632193-Reviews-Ancient_Hue-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Les Jardins De La Carambole

Les Jardins De La Carambole restaurant is set within a colonial villa style, where diners can enjoy authentic Italian, French, Vietnamese cuisine in a classy setting. Located in Dang Tran Con Str, it’s popular amongst tourism thanks to its close to Hue Imperial city. The upstairs dining space hosts live piano performances while its expansive veranda overlook city. Priced from 6 USD, you should try quality main dishes such as grilled chicken with chili and lemongrass, beef and grilled sea bass fish with sauce

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00

Address: 32 Dang Tran Con Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d2668637-Reviews-Les_Jardins_de_La_Carambole-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Elegant Restaurant

Elegant RestaurantElegant Restaurant serve Hue local food and potent cocktails attracts travelers looking for enjoy an affordable yet satisfying meal. With 15 mins walking from Truong Tien bridge, standout dishes at this dining venue include noodles with shredded chicken (3 USD), BBQ shrimp on sugar cane (7 USD),  caramelized pork with sesame (4 USD) and. If you’re in the mood for some comfort food, English breakfasts, sandwiches, pizzas and pastas are available from 3 USD. Hue Elegant Restaurant also serves a wide range of liquors, cocktails, beers and imported wines by glass.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 23:00

Address: 29 Vo Thi Sau Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d7192741-Reviews-Elegant_Restaurant-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Mandarin Café and restaurant

Mandarin Café and restaurantHere is a legendary establishment in Hue that travelers can enjoy cheap Vietnamese such as fresh fruit shakes and vietnam coffee. Founded in 1990 by Mr. Cu, a photographer, this restaurant is decorated with numerous portraits of the local lifestyle and iconic attractions, all of which are for sale. We highly recommend its signature fried noodle (with pork, shrimp, beef and vegetables) pancake (Banh Khoai) with seafood (look like crepe), and banana pancake.

Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 22:00

Address: 24 Tran Cao Van Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d1121808-Reviews-Mandarin_Cafe-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant Hue

Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant HueTinh Gia Vien Restaurant Hue is renowned for its elegant setting and authentic presentation of Vietnamese cuisine. Emulating a royal palace, Tinh Gia Vien is surrounded by hundreds of lanterns, bonsai trees, flowers and miniature pond. All dishes are made by descendants of Nguyen Dynasty, you can make reservation with set menus (inclusive of royal costume rentals, drinks and dessert) priced between 15 – 20 USD per person. Lie in Le Thanh Ton Street, the restaurant is close with Hue Imperial city around a five-minute walking

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:30

Address: 7/28 Le Thanh Ton Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d1988490-Reviews-Tinh_Gia_Vien-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Hanh Restaurant Hue

Hanh Restaurant HueThis restaurant specializes in Nem Lụi, a regional dish that’s made of minced pork rolls wrapped in lemongrass, and served with rice paper, vegetables, and peanut sauce. Set along Pho Duc Chinh Str, this local establishment is a 15 -minute driving from Hue Imperial City. If you’re looking to some of Hue’s local food in a single sitting, its set menu comes highly recommended. Priced from 5 USD, this generously-portioned set comprises Bánh cuốn thịt nướng (BBQ pork wrapped in rice paper), Bánh bèo (steamed rice cake), Bánh khoái (rice pancake), Nem lụi and Nem Ráng(fried spring rolls).

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

Address: 11 Pho Duc Chinh Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisorhttps://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d3809346-Reviews-Hanh_Restaurant-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

[icon_tick state=”on”] You can find more the Hue local food by this article: 9 local food must try when travel in Hue

Risotto Hue

Risotto HueRisotto Hue is a good idea for when you’re craving comfort food when travel in Hue. Set along Nguyen Cong Tru Street, this two-storey restaurant features lanterns and wall murals while the upstairs dining section offers relaxing views of Nhu Y river. Risotto Hue specialists in Italian food at relatively affordable prices, such as pizza Margarita (5 USD), spinach and ricotta gnocchi (4 USD), seafood risotto (4 USD). Between 17:00 and 22:00, diners can enjoy complementary brochette, fruits, and a glass of local beer or wine with every purchase of a large pizza.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

Address: 14 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d6897910-Reviews-Risotto_Restaurant-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Tropical Garden Restaurant

The travelers can enjoy a wide range of Vietnamese dishes and live music every night. Occupying a two-store Vietnamese house along Chu Van An Str, the Tropical Garden Restaurant has plenty of communal tables within its indoor dining section and several thatched huts within its tropical garden. Standout dishes include banh beo, nem lui  and fried crab. If you stay in Pilgrimage village, you can wait here and take shuttle bus to back to the resort.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00

Address: 27 Chu Van An Street, Hue

Review on tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g293926-d1121814-Reviews-Tropical_Garden_Restaurant-Hue_Thua_Thien_Hue_Province.html

Hue special dishes you must-try 2017

The best of Hue special dishes were once served to Royal families and king of Nguyen Dynasty, nowadays you can find it in local restaurants in Hue city, from roadside stalls to luxury hotel serving these specialties all year round. When talking about Hue food, it’s famous with sweet and spicy in flavor from fresh herbs such as basil, lemongrass, red chilies… mixed with the salt or fish sauce.

In Hue city, they also offer more than 30 types of sweet soups (Chè), all of them made from coconut, beans, pomegranate, taro, and sweet corn. The most popular Che is lotus seeds sweet (chè hạt sen), which use seeds from lotus flowers that are found in Hue countryside. Catering to just about any preference, we make sure that you must-try these special dishes when explore Hue city

Hue Beef Noodle – Bun Bo Hue

Bun Bo Hue is a regional specialty, made by rice vermicelli and various toppings in a soup such as: lemongrass, hot chili, bone, beef… Unlike Pho, Hue noodles is mixed of sour, sweet and spicy as it’s flavored with boiled bones, shank, lemongrass, ginger, fermented shrimp paste, chili oil, and sugar. As for topping, expect pig, beef or pork, beansprouts, cilantro, diced green onions, banana blossoms, basil and mint.

Where to eat?

You can find at roadside stalls in Nguyen Cong Tru street, Ly Thuong Kiet Str.

Nem Lui – Lemongrass Skewer

Nem Lui – Lemongrass Skewer

Nem lui is a kebab, they use lemongrass stalks, which is wrapped with marinated pork then grilled by charcoal. Nem lui is also served with a side of rice paper, cucumber slices, and fresh herbs with specail soup, sometime you try with fish sauce. When taste Nem Lui, you dip into a this sauce made with shallots, ground peanuts, sesame seeds, fermented beans, shrimp paste, chopped garlic, chilies.

Where to eat? At all roadside stalls in Nguyen Cong Tru street, Ly Thuong Kiet Str.

Com Hen – Clam Rice

Com Hen – Clam Rice

Com Hen consists of rice topped with baby basket clams, dry pork skins, roasted peanuts and fresh greens. Hue people eat Com Hen as a filling breakfast, the clams are stir-fried with chopped garlic, onion, fish sauce, pepper before they’re poured over a plate of steamed rice.
In some restaurants, Com Hen is accompanied with a bowl of clam broth. There are plenty of food stalls in roadside selling this Hue specialty for about 10,000 vnd

Where to eat?

At all roadside stalls in Han Mac Tu Str, Nguyen Thai Hoc str…

Banh Khoai – Vietnamese Crepe

Pan cakeBanh Khoai is easily distinguished from other local food in Hue because of its turmeric yellow color. Readily available at local joints and Dong Ba markets, this pan cake is typically filled with shimp with pork, beansprouts and scallions. As with most Hue dishes, Banh Khoai is best eaten with a side of fresh vegetable and herbs and soybean dipping sauce like sauce for Nem Lui.

Where to eat?

Hong Mai restaurant in Dinh Tien Hoang str, Hanh restaurant – 5 Pho Duc Chinh str, Tai Phu Restaurant – Dien Bien Phu Str

Banh Beo – Steamed Rice Cakes

Beo cake - Hue local foodKnown as steamed rice cakes, Banh Beo was topped with deep-fried pork rind, dried shrimp, shallots, fresh herbs and rice vinegar. Accompanied with sauce fish dipping sauce and red chilies, Banh Beo is prepared in a coin-sized ceramic saucer. You can get 5 or 6 for about VND 30,000 at sit-down local restaurants.

Where to eat? Hanh restaurant, Ba Do restaurant, Tinh Gia Vien, Hue walking street

 Banh Loc Goi – Tapioca Dumplings

 Banh Loc Goi - Tapioca Dumplings

Banh Loc Goi made by tapioca starch is filled with milled pork and marinated shrimp. Then it’s wrapped in banana leaves and steamed until cooked. To enjoy this Hue cuisine, you only unwrap the banana leaf and dip it in a platter of fish sauce which made by fresh chilies, shrimp stock,vinegar, fermented fish sauce, sugar.

Where to eat? Hanh restauran, Ba Do restaurant, Tinh Gia Vien, Hue walking street.

Bun Thit Nuong – Vermicelli Noodles With Grilled Pork

Bun Thit Nuong - Vermicelli Noodles With Grilled PorkBun Thit Nuong comprises grilled pork, rice noodles, cucumbers, beansprouts, basil, mint. Priced from 20,000 VND, Bun Thit Nuong also eat with a side of pickled carrots, fermented fish dipping sauce and fresh lettuce.

Where to eat? Dong Ba market

Banh It Ram – Fried Sticky Rice Dumplings

Banh It Ram - Fried Sticky Rice Dumplings - Hue special foodBanh it ram is a Hue specialty food which pairs steamed sticky rice dumpling with a crispy patty, its also made with sticky rice. A platter of 6 Banh Ra It dumplings costs 20.000 vnd at a local side-road halls, but prices are higher at more upscale restaurants and hotels.

Where to eat? Hanh restaurant, Ba Do restaurant, Tinh Gia Vien, Hue walking street.

Va Tron Salad – Fig Salad

Va Tron Salad - Fig SaladVa Tron salad was once a dish prepared for only royalty in Hue, combining boiled figs, mushrooms, onions and sliced carrots, shrimp and shredded pork. Although this is traditionally served at family gatherings or weddings, there are plenty of Vietnamese restaurants offering this unique dish all year long.

Where to eat? Tinh Gia Vien, Dong Ba market

Khai Dinh tomb

Khai Dinh Tomb situated in the Chau Chu mountains. It is the resting place of the 12th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty – Khai Dinh (1885-1925). Although the area of this tomb is not too big but build it very meticulous and time-consuming, it took 11 years to build.

Overall of the tomb is a rectangular block rising to 127 steps. Maybe when you step foot in here, look at the step likely bored, don’t want to walk. But if you overcome these steps, you will have no regrets at all.
Inside Khai Dinh Tomb brings a majestic beauty that anyone easy overwhelmed. These works reflect the extravagant personality, love sported of Khai Ding King during his life.
Here, visitors will find that these works bring a mark of many different schools, most affected by the architecture of the West. Therefore, it is strange and unique compared to other traditional works of Vietnam.

Khai Dinh statue
Khai Dinh king statue on top of the tomb

You will rarely see traditional materials such as wood, stone, brick,..but instead is iron doors, the cross, caro bricks, electric lighting systems,…
The main structure in Khai Dinh Tomb is Thien Dinh palace, highest, most delicate. The entire furniture of this palace is decorated with reliefs made of porcelain and crystal. Create masterpieces of art are artists Phan Van Tanh.
In the tomb has copper statues carved an image of Khai Dinh King standing and sitting.

Khai Dinh tomb inside

Khai Dinh Tomb really is a symbolic culmination of shape art porcelain and crystal, has a value about art and architecture

How to get to Khai Dinh tomb:

If you visit Hue, consider a guided full-day tour that includes the Imperial Citadel and the more impressive royal tombs such as Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb. Plus points, your trip also includes visit Thien Mu Pagoda and a boat ride on Perfume river. The tour should already include transport, tour guide, lunch and more importantly, a decent guide who can reveal a lot about the sites, many of which have been damaged by war or fallen into disrepair. A downside of taking the guided tour, though, is coming to the sites with a small group of people (max 12 people) which means you’re always going to be traveling with a group and follow the guide.

Join tour in Hue: take part in tour exploring Hue 1 day by car, you will visit this beauty tomb

If you want to visit Hue city by yourself and want spend more time at anywhere you need for taking pics, more time for lunch… The private car service is the best choice: you can read more detail here: Hue city tours by private car

Entrance to the Emperor Khai Dinh Tomb:

like the rest of most tourist imperial tombs of Hue, has a price of 100.000 vnd. We recommend you buy group ticket to visit 3 places: Hue Imperial Citadel, Tomb of Khai Dinh, the tomb of Minh Mang, it’s only 280.000 vnd

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