Tu Duc King

From King Minh Mang to Thieu Tri and then Tu Duc king, there was a development of poetical-ness in the royal family, especially with Tu Duc king. He was worth bearing the title “a great poet” because of his talent, his love for poetry, and his works. Was that a genetic material from grandfather to grandson? Later, His Majesty was criticized that for 36 years sitting on the dragon throne, he did nothing but composing poems:

Nationwide, almost everybody enjoys reading Chinese poems by Li Po and Tu Fu,

And none knows anything happening in foreign countries like England or Russia. 

His Majesty is so worried about taking back paddy fields instead of the lost citadels,.

He knows how to compose and recite poems only but that his soldiers are hungry and weak.

Read more: Minh Mang Mausoleum

Join Hue city tour 1 day and visit Tu Duc tomb
Join Hue city tour 1 day and visit Tu Duc tomb

Tu Duc king was sensitive and devoted to literature. His works contained an abundant content, showing his knowledge and talent in literature. Some of them were His Majesty’s Writings, Poems of Self-Learning, Ten Commandments, etc…. In fact, under Tu Duc reign, there were quite a few well-known mandarins noted for being good at literature such as Cao Ba Quat, Nguyen Van Sieu, Nguyen Ham Ninh, Nguyen Cong Tru, Tung Thien Vuong, Tuy Ly Vuong, etc… The King was once very proud of his courtiers and praised them as followed:

No one under the dynasty of Former Han could surpass Sieu and Quat in literature.

Also, Tung and Tuy’s poems defeated those under the prosperous dynasty of T’ang.

Tu Duc tomb

Though, political affairs were so complicated and confusing under his reign. His Majesty would be absorbed in the pleasure of composing poems after work with his courtiers. There were some funny literary anecdotes relating to this poem loving king. When having free time, Tu Duc king often enjoyed discussing and talking about literature with his courtiers.


6 companies operating transfer Hue to Hoi An by bus recommended in 2017

Are you planning your first visit to Vietnam and will be traveling from Hanoi to Hue, and then on Hue to Hoi An. Don’t you know how to get from Hue to Hoi An by bus? By private car? or by train?

There are many companies or travel agent in town offer open bus ticket from Hue to Hoi An or Hoi An to Hue. The drive from Hue city to south along Highway AH1 is fairly scenic and the road is amazing with beach or lagoon, but you miss the famous spot Hai Van mountain pass. Bus ticket costs approximately 5 USD – 9 USD. The distance driving Hue to Hoi An is around 120km via Hai Van tunnel and it takes 4 hours driving.

We listed 6 companies operating Hue to Hoi An by bus which recommended by travelers 2017.

If you are finding the best way to Hoi An, try Hue private car service, you also stop to visit en-route such as: Lap An lagoon, Lang Co beach, Hai Van Pass and Marble Mountain.


Bus Hue to Hoi An Leave time Arrival time
Morning 8h00 – 8h30 11h00 – 11h30
Afernoon 13h00 – 13h45 17h00 – 17h30

Hue to hoi an by sleeper busTHE TOP 6 BUS TRANSFER BETWEEN HUE AND HOI AN

  1. Sinh café. Add: 37 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hue city. 

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  1. Queen café. Add: 11 Doi Cung street, Hue.

Queen Cafe Open Bus vehicles include free WiFi on the bus but it’s too low, sometimes you can read news or Facebook message, they have also cold towels and drinks on the bus with separate toilet.

  1. An Phu bus. Add: 11 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hue city
  2. Trekking Bus. Add: 20 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hue city
  3. Cuc Tung bus. Add: Ba Trieu Street
  4. Phuong Trang bus – Futabus. Add: 15 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Phuong Trang is the newest bus company in Hue, they are new bus and good service. They usually use minivan to pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to bus station.

Chose right bus company and make your trip Hue to Hoi An easily

General, Hue to Hoi An by bus is the best choice for the backpack and for whom had limited budget. Kind of bus is used to is 45 seat bus or 25 seats. You should ask what type of bus is sleeping or seating bus, they use seating bus in the morning and sleeping bus in the afternoon.

In the low season from May to September, the price from 5 – 7 USD per person.

In the high season from Oct to April, the price is from 6 – 9 USD per person.

The open bus is the cheapest option, the bus normally go direct to Hoi An, they often stop 10 – 20 mins in Thanh Tam souvenir shop for relaxing and shopping.

Compare what is the best way to go to Hoi An from Hue? By private car, by Motorbike, by bus.

The most different with private car services from Hue to Hoi An, the bus go through Hai Van tunnel and nonstop in Marble Mountain, they will stop in Da Nang to pick up someone or receive goods.

The bus would be convenient but boring. The expressway misses out the best bit of that trip by far – the journey up and over the Hai Van pass.sinh cafe bus hue to hoi an



  • You should buy bus ticket before 1-day departure.
  • Find out more about each Hue to Hoi An bus company. See if WiFi is available or if complimentary drinks are offered.
  • On Vietnam holiday (see note below), you should pre-book via their website or book with a travel company, to make sure that you have tickets.
  • Remember that, when you decide to buy bus ticket Hue to Hoi An, you request they pick you up at city center by van and transfer to the bus stop.
  • Keep your passport, camera, money, phone… on a small backpack and keep an eye on them.
  • Surely, you’re not going to travel without luggage or just small backpack, maybe even sometimes with oversized-luggage or travel by bike. We suggest clarifying such issues before buying a ticket. How much luggage you’re allowed to take with you and if extra-fees may arise or not.

Your Hue to Hoi An trip begins with the search for the right bus. Comparing is worth it! Don’t only compare the price, but also the additional features offered by the bus companies. We hope that our tips will help you make a trip easily and safe.


If your departure date belongs to Holiday season 2017, you should buy tickets before 1 week in advance. The ticket price more expensive:

  1. From 28th April 2017 to 03rd May 2017 (Independence Day Holiday)
  2. From 01st Sep to 04th Sep 2017 (Vietnamese National Day Holiday)
  3. From 22th Dec to 25th Dec 2017 (Christmas Date)
  4. From 29th Dec 2017 to 02nd Jan 2018 (New Year)
  5. From 5th Feb 2017 to 25th Feb 2018 (Lunar new year)


Gia Long Tomb – An Imposing, Grand, Magnificent Tomb

The so-called Gia Long Tomb has a complicated history of construction because in fact, it is a complex of tombs which includes not only the tomb of Emperor Gia Long, but also the tombs of other members of royalty. The complex covers a large area in Dinh Mon Village; tombs were added at different times over a period of two centuries (17-19 century).

gia-long-tomb-1After suitable land for the tomb was found, the Emperor frequently visited the area and supervise the construction. He gave the mountainous area the name Thien Tho Son and allotted each of the 42 hills and mountains of different altitudes within the area with an individual name. The Minh Thanh Temple, as well as most of the temple section in the Tomb, was completed in 1815. The work of building the main structures of the Tomb lasted for six years, from 1814 to 1820. Some other structures were completed later.

There is stone steel to the left of the tomb erected on September 18, 1820, which bears an inscription titled ‘The Merits ol the Emperor’ written by Emperor Minh Mang himself on august 10, 1820. The two rows of stone statues of mandarins,horses, and elephants at the Bai Dinh courtyard in front of the Palace, where mandarins stood during a court audience, were not completed until April 1833

gia-long-mausoleumOf the seven royal Tombs, the Gia Long Tomb is the farthest from the Hue Ancient Capital. However, it is the most imposing in terms of the natural landscape. Looking around from the center of the Tomb, a person will easily feel small in the midst of an area of mountains and hills that seem to extend endlessly. The choice of landscape here shows the King’s zeal for embracing the whole country in his arms. It should be mentioned that the King had struggled on the battlefield for a quarter of a century before finally unifying the country and becoming the first emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty.

The architects of the time managed to impose control over nature and force the surrounding landscape to comply with human intentions by creating architectural structures which were artistic and appropriate, but modest in scale. The whole complex is a skilful blend of architectural design and nature. It has no pavilions, palaces, or ramparts: the surrounding mountains and hills serve as its natural defense. The stone tombs of the Emperor and his wife are the simplest structures and are Positioned parallel and close to each other. However, the close proximity of the two tombs manifests the loyalty and strong attachment between the Emperor and his wife, who together had experienced the vagaries of time and fate during the Emperor’s life as a warrior, making the Gia Long Tomb different to the other royal Tombs in Hue.

gia-long-tomb-2The Gia Long Tomb was the first model for a Tomb in Hue and later used as reference by the following emperors when building their own Tombs. It contributes to expressing the style of an emperor who founded the Nguyen dynasty.

Take part in Hue city tour and visit this mausoleum.

How to get there

There are 2 ways to go to Gia Long Tomb, which is really a remote spot, even for local people.

  • One is travelling by boat along Perfume River, which can be taken at the wharf at Toa Kham boat station. The boat trip is really worth a try, since it provides a unique chance to capture the scenic landscape of upstream Perfume River.
  • The other method is to go 15 km by car. You go to Minh Mang tomb (10 km from city center) and through new bridge, from there, go straight to Gia Long tomb. It takes 5 km.

Visiting Hue Imperial city

Occupying the most important position in the Hue Imperial City, the Palace of Supreme Harmony houses the throne seated by thirteen Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty from Gia Long to Bao Dai. During Vietnam’s monarchy, the Emperor was considered the greatest lord. The palace was thus once the country’s center.

Hue Imperial citadel was built in 1805. Improvement and large-scale restoration work took place twice in 1833 and 1923. It is almost square in shape, 2,400m in circumference and pierced on each side by an entrance: Noon Gate, Hoa Binh Gate, Hien Nhon Gate and Chuong Duc GateHue city tour 1 day

Hue Imperial City, together with the Esplanade of Great Salutation, was the site for serious festive occasions such as the Coronation Ceremony, Emperor’s Birthday Anniversary Ambassador Interview Ceremony and Grand Meeting held bimonthly on the first and 15th days of the lunar month.

On these occasions, the Emperor sat solemnly on the throne. Only his immediate relatives had access to the palace. Other mandarins lined on the Court according to their ranks and titles from the first to ninth grade, civil mandarins on the left, military mandarins on the right. Their positions were marked by two rows of stone slabs on the Court.

The wooden canopy over the throne is elaborately carved and gilded. Eighty ironwood columns in the palace are lacquered and adorned with dragon and cloud designs symbolizing the rendezvous between the monarch and his subjects. According to Chinese Classics, both the dragon and the number nine symbolize the monarch. This explains the presence of the nine-dragon motif in and outside the palace which is also ornamented with poems in Chinese characters of great literary value.

Hoi An to Hue by private carHue Imperial City is the largest and most splendid of ancient Vietnam that remains these days. It has been esteemed historically, culturally, artistically and offered painstaking conservation.

Book a car from Hoi An to Hue to explore Hue Imperial City and hear our guide talk about Nguyen Kings, Queen and Mandarin.

Tomb of Minh Mang emperor

In 1826, the 7th year of Minh Mang emperor reign, he ordered all the mandarins who were skilled in geomancy to find good land for the construction his tomb. It was only in 1840 that he could select the most satisfactory site and design for Minh Mang emperor as we see today. Mandarin Le Van Duc found the suitable site and was promoted two ranks.
In April 1840, Minh Mang emperor visited the site and gave the mountainous area of Cam Ke the new name of Hieu Son. He then ordered two high- ran emperor mandarins: Truong Dang Que and Bui Cong Huyen, to take a unit of the Royal Engineers to the site to make a survey. They drew a topographical map of the mountains, hills, rivers. and streams. In addition, they also made a full design of the tomb, which included an outer rampart, the Emperor’s tomb, temples, pavilions, halls, monasteries, bridges and artificial lakes. The Emperor was fully satisfied with the layout and design and rewarded them with money and cloth.

Read more: Story of Minh Mang Emperor

temple-of-minh-mangIn September 1840, the Court mobilized 3000 soldiers and building workers to level the ground and build the outer rampart. The two high-ranemperor mandarins Truong Dang Que and Ha Duy Phien took turns supervising the construction. On 20 Jan 1841, the emperor died. He was only 50 years old at the time of his death.

A month later, the construction was resumed by order of Emperor Thieu Tri. The high-ranemperor mandarins Ta Quang Cu, Ha Duy Phien, Nguyen Huu Le, Nguyen Tri Phuong and Ton That Duong were assigned to take charge. The Court mobilized nearly 10000 soldiers and building workers from the Ministries of Military Affairs and Public Works for the construction. Only the soldiers were allowed to take leave, every two months and in turn.

The speed of construction was maintained and the Emperor’s coffin was buried on August 20, 1841. The stone stele “The Merits of the Emperor” was set up on 25 Jan 1842. However, it was not until 1943 that the Minh Mang tomb was completed according to the original design.

Read more: Renting a private car to visit Minh Mang Mausoleum

The Minh Mang Tomb is a large-scale architectural complex. It encompasses about 40 structures of different sizes in an airy and cool area with mountains, hills, rivers, and lakes. Geomancy Le Van Duc was right to choose is site for the construction of the tomb, since it is not only in conformity with fengshui principles but also in harmony with the surrounding landscape. The entire tomb looks like a human body with the head supported by a high hill, and the four limbs stretching towards a nearby confluence.
The tomb is a complex of great length: the distance from Dai Hong Gate to the farthermost point of the outer rampart is 700 meters. The rampart is high, but it does not restrict the visibility of the outer landscape from the inner tomb. Loo emperor southwards from Huu Bat Bridge, one sees an image like a water-color painting of mountains and trees reflected in Trung Minh Lake.

minh-mang-tombInside the rampart, the architectural structures are arranged systematically on a single axis, and in a strict order. This layout reflects the situation of contemporary society, organized in accordance with the centralist policy of the monarchical regime that fully venerated Confucianism. It also reveals the emperor’s personality and style. The Minh Mang Tomb is built in the round, symbolizing that the Emperor is the sun, or the Supreme Being who has the power to control society.

The architectural structures in the front section of the tomb are broadly spaced. However, as one penetrates to the interior, they become more closely. In this” design, the architects of the time merged three horizontal sections of the Gia Long Tomb into one and arranged them along a single axis. They also cleverly took advantage of the site topography, using the hills to raise the levels of the architectural structures. Simultaneously, they skillfully excavated lakes as the low notes in a piece of music, full of melody and rhythm, creating a balanced composition of architecture and nature inside the tomb. The wooden doors at Hien Duc Gate, Hoang Trach Gate, and Minh Pavilion spring surprises on visitors whenever they are opened. The architecture, landscape, and the elevation of the central axis of the tomb keep changing with each step taken by the visitor.

The natural setting, is exploited and adjusted to provide the background for the architectural structures in the Minh Mang Tomb. This contributes many charming features to the design, along with its outstanding symmetry and solemnity. Masters of architecture nowadays cannot help admiring their predecessors for their excellent skills in plastic arts as revealed in this tomb.

Join Hue city tour full day with us to explore Minh Mang Tomb and listen our guide talk about Minh Mang emperor.


Getting Hue and away

  • Airplane
getting to Hue
getting to Hue

Hue airport is about 15 km from Hue city center. Now, it only serves domestic flights from Sai Gon, Ha Noi and Da Lat each day.

The journey from Hue airport to city is around thirty minutes and fixed price car transfer are approximately 250,000 – 350,000 vnd.

Hue airport also offers shuttle bus service to cover the route and around 60,000 VND per person and you must take a take from drop off place to your hotel by taxi.

Check with local travel agent as their Hue Airport transfer service be more convenient.

Find more detail at: Hue airport transfer

Da Nang airport is three hours from Hue making it an alternate option for those wanting to combine a visit Hoi An or Da Nang with travel from Hue to Hoi An and cross the scenic Hai Van Pass. You can stay 1 day in Hoi An then land from Da Nang to Sai Gon or Ha Noi.

  • Rail ways

Hue city center lies close to half way between Hanoi and Saigon along the North – South route. The Hue train station is 10 minutes from amost of hotel in Hue.

You can access to Hue city from Ha Noi, Ninh Binh, Dong Hoi station (from the north) and from Sai Gon, Nha Trang, Da Nang station (from the south)

  • Road

Traveler usually stop in Hue city before or after Hoi An depending on that you are travelling from the north (Hanoi) or south (Sai Gon).

The road trip from Hue to Hoi An is around 3 hours if you across the Hai Van tunnel route. If you want to take scenic route Hoi An from Hue across the Hai Van Pass, add another 45 – 60 minutes, especially you will make more photo stops enroute.

Some travelers visit Hue as a day trip from Da Nang or Hoi An. They try it seem to return to Da Nang/ Hoi An with short time. I think that Hue deserves some days rather than a few hours.

Hue is also main of departure for travel into or from southern Laos. It’s takes around 12 hours from Hue to Savannakhet in Laos by bus. The buses to Laos can be arranged at local bus in Hue and Hoi An.

Thieu Tri King – A great poet

Being a great poet and composing quite a few renowned but unpopular poems on the wonderful scenic spots of the ancient capital, Hue, in Chinese characters, Thieu Tri king was very interested in literature and set up an unofficial club of poetry. This club included 18 royal relatives and high-ranking mandarins. On one occasion, while His Majesty went for a walk in the Co Ha Royal Gardens, which was designed by the king himself and built under his reign, he composed 14 poems on a stretch to praise its marvelous scenery.

Thieu Tri tomb
Next, he bade his club members to answer them with their own poems in the same rhyme. They were given paper, ink and pens to fulfill his request on the spot in the garden itself. Both the king and his courtiers were like 18 stars glittering in the sky of the Cu Ha Royal Gardens. Perhaps, Thieu Tri king club of poetry was the premise to enhance the atmosphere of literature and the spirit of poets and poem loving people, which resulted in the foundation of the Mac Van Club of Poetry headed by Lord Tung Thien Vuong and the Huong Binh Club of Poetry by Ung Binh Thuc Da and Thao Am Nguyen Khoa Vy later.
In addition to 14 above-mentioned poems, the king still liberated a great number of poems (8 on the splendid scenery of Thuan An Sea Port, 129 on the stratagem of pacifying Thailand and Champa’s invasions, 12 on the victories over sea pirates, 9 on the King’s teachings, etc…)
Born in 1807 and died in 1847, Thieu Tri King could hardly expect his death at 40, after a seven – year reign. In his dying breath, he had enough time to advise his successor on Thieu Tri Tomb construction.
Monuments in here are in close relation with natural environment. Water of the lakes are conducted by a network of underground tunnels.
As nature loving dis-positing of Thieu Tri king when he was still alive, the tomb harmonizes well with the landscape of which view from the tomb seems almost unobstructed.

Join Hue city tour with us to exploring Thieu Tri tomb and hear tour guide talk about the kings of Nguyen dynasty.

How to travel from Hue to Hoi An

How to go from Hue to Hoi An” is the fluently question that anybody asks when you travel in Vietnam? And how long does it takes to Hoi An? The road from Hue to Hoi An is one of the most mind-boggling ways in Vietnam. Hoi An-Hue distance is 120 – 135 km depend on driving through the tunnel or over Hai Van pass and it takes approx 3-5 hours driving to go there directly.

Hue and Hoi An ancient town is two of the most famous tourist destinations in Vietnam. They are near each other, it is convenient to explore both. In addition, travel from Hue to Hoi An, you do not miss Hai Van Pass, one of the best natural spot in the Center coast of Vietnam. Therefore, how to transfer between Hue and Hoi An, and what is the best way to go when you have a once in a lifetime experience. If you are still not sure about your choice in how to go from Hue to Hoi An, you should read this comparison article.

The top 5 ways transfer to Hoi An from Hue:


 if you are not real pro biker, I don’t recommend for rent a bike, because the distance is so far and you must ride to the top of Hai Van pass and you have the skill to ride down from high hills.


hue to hoi an by train

Yes, you can. in the fact, it doesn’t have the train station in Hoi An, you need to go to Da Nang city first (cost 5 and 3 hours if the train is not delayed) and then take a taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An. It takes 45 mins and 15-20 USD/ car.

The ideal isn’t bad, it’s safe but too loud, too boring and you have to wait train coming, it never arrives on time

Hue train station -> Da Nang train station -> Hoi An by bus or taxi

If you want to travel from Hue to Hoi An by train, here is the guide for your trip:

  • Buy a ticket before 1-2 days in advance: Traveling from Hue to Da Nang by train take you about 2.5 hours.

    Train Hue to Da Nang schedule

    Hue to Da Nang SE9 SE21 SE1 SE19 SE3 SE7 SE5
    Time departure 5h 6h45 8h55 9h35 10h35 19h55 20h50
    Time Arrival 7h50 9h40 11h25 12h00 13h00 22h30 1h30

    – If you connect Da Nang to Hoi An by bus, make sure to get to Da Nang train station before 16:30, the last bus to Hoi An is departing at 17h00 from Da Nang. The bus stop at 299 Le Duan, it takes 10 mins walking from the station. Bus Da Nang to Hoi An cost 30.000 VND/ person.
    – You can pre-book a car pick up from Da Nang train station to Hoi An from 300.000 VND/ sedan. Find more: Da Nang private car transfer

  • Purchase tickets: You can buy train tickets at Hue train station (2 Bui Thi Xuan Str, Hue).
    It cost 43.ooo VND (Hard seat, air-conditioned), 58.0000 VND (Soft seat, air-conditioned), 88.000vnd (Room 4 beds, Air-Con). Price range depends on the level of seat and service you chose.

3. HUE TO HOI AN BY BUS (from 6 USD/ person)

Bus Hue to Hoi An

Travel by bus to save money, it’s just around 6-9 USD depends on the high or low season. You can make a reservation in your hotel or local travel agents in Hue before 1-day departure.

Travel by bus is the common choice for the traveler who wanna go directly to Hoi An ancient town without stop en-route. Traveling by bus has convenient by the easy find at any hotel or travel agent in Hue and its cheap price. Most of the bus transfer services have air condition and wifi on the bus, it makes your trip not boring. Be sure that, the bus pick you at your hotel or not, and what is the type of bus? Sleeping or seating bus. We recommend choosing a sleeping, it more comfortable, new and clean.

But traveling by bus from Hue to Hoi An, you are disappointed that you miss driving through the spectacular Hai Van Pass, and drop in the famous beach in Vietnam – Lang Co beach. The bus run through Hai Van tunnel, not passing Hai van, so that why it cheaper than other transfer services. And travel by bus will be more boring than the others.

By bus, we will go straight to Hoi An via Hai Van tunnel. Hai Van tunnel is a new tunnel has been built to reduce time to transfer between Hue and Danang.

4. HUE TO HOI AN BY MOTORBIKE (from 45 USD/ person)

It’s same with transport by car but is available from Jan to Sep.

Motorbike tour Hoi An to Hue

For the traveler like adventure tour, you getting from Hue to Hoi An by motorbike. Riding on a motorbike or behind the rider is an amazing experience, you can feel both safe and adventurous.

There is many agent offer motorbike tour to Hoi An from Hue, we highlight recommend Hue Easy rider team, they have more than 15 years experience, they famous with good bikes, friendly rider and professional guide. The tour price range from 30 USD/ bike (riding experience request) to 45 USD/ bike with a guide.

You also stop to visit at famous destinations such as Elephant Spring, Lap An lagoon, Hai Van Pass, My Khe beach and Marble Mountain. You can book with them via official website: www.hueasyrider.com – www.hueeasyridertour.com

5. HUE TO HOI AN BY CAR (from 25 USD/ person)

Renting private car transfer to Hoi An is a really interesting experience to explore Vietnam.

On the way, you can ask driver stop to swim at on cool water in Elephant Spring, take pictures in Lap An lagoon, attractive landscape or bunker in Hai Van Pass, and visit Marble Mountain.

If you’re traveling, Freeman, go outside to see the world, travel by bus, you must have been blown away by the breathtaking natural landscape of sky, mountain, oceans, and trees.

Get your camera ready! Take a picture to save your memories in Vietnam.

Choose one of our one-day tours. We can also help you to create the perfect personalized tour itinerary just for you! No waiting around for group tour and don’t wait other people visit some places. With transport services Hoi An from Hue by car, you decide how long you spent to visit, when you go, where to stop, furthermore: I’m tired I want to go hotel soon. Free is easy, isn’t it?


Private car Motorbike Bus Train Bike
English speaking driver/ rider + +  –  –
Time departure flexible flexible flexible
Duration 5-6 hours 5-6 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 – 10 hours
Recommend for children + +
Stop enroute: Elephant Spring, Lang Co, Hai Van pass, Marble Moutain + + +
Pick up Hotel Hotel Hotel
Drop- off Hotel Hotel Bus station
Other services wifi, bottle of water, baby seat wifi  –
License request yes
depend on weather

According to this articles “How to go from Hue to Hoi An?” you can choose for yourself a good way to travel.

On day trip with private taxi rental

Go to Hoi An by Hue private taxi is a perfect experience that traveler chosen. How about you? Do you want to explore the heritage road in Vietnam? This is a story of a traveler from Melbourne, Au.

The trip begin from Hue city. We have a plan explore Elephant Spring first, then driving via Hai Van pass and drop in Hoi An before land to Sai gon and Mekong delta.

Distance between Hue to Hoi An is 155 km, so we decide rent Hue private taxi to go to Hoi An. The first road from hue to An Bang village is really fantastic, we drove through a local cemetery. Then we drove in a new road, 2 side is paddy fields and sometime, we saw farmer was collecting their harvest.

After 90 mins driving, we take a break in Elephant Spring and swim in cool water on hot summer.

The most fantastic is driving thought Hai Van Pass, this place is know by a romantic name – Cloud pass. Hai Van pass is a border of Hue and Da Nang city, it separate 2 climate zone. Hai Van pass and its serpentine road, frog… it makes we feel we are in wonderland.

hai-van-pass-3You can chose transfer from Hue to Hoi An by bus, but the bus go on Hai Van tunnel, so you can’t see these landscape, or stand in bunker of French, American Army is build on the top of mountain, or the train is running on the foot of Hai Van mount.

Da Nang is big city. That right. But we don’t like it, it too small when you compare with my homeland, Sydney. It is just a big city in Vietnam.

da nang citySo we decided book Hue private taxi and not dropped in Da Nang city, we go straight to Marble Mountain before arrive Hoi An.

Hoi An is a really beautiful. I think it a lived city when compare with Da Nang. It has good cuisine, big paddy fields around, especial is traffic. I hated loud by horn of vehicle in Da Nang.

In ancient quarter, we use cycle, bike, sometime, we just walking around, they have any things we need: tailors, food, drink, café shop…

Travel hue to hoi anHội An – A liveable city.

In the evening, an ancient town is lighted by paper lantern. How beautiful it is! Especially, if you arrive Hoi An on full-moon festival, they have many activities for local people and traveler such as: Taste cuisine, sing with local people…

Read more: Hoi An fullmoon festival

Hue private taxi is a perfect experience. Travel by private car is always the best choice for safety, convenience in a new land. We take advance to visit on the way and not depend on other.