Welcome to Hue

Hue City is the provincial city of Thua Thien – Hue province. The city is located in central Vietnam on the bank of the Perfume River. It is about 700 km to the south of Hanoi and about 1100 km to the north of Ho Chi Minh City. Hue is cultural, political, educational, tourism center of the Central Vietnam.

Hue features a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: dry season from March to August and rainy season from August to January, with a flood season from October, onwards.

Hue was the capital city

Hue City is the provincial city of Thua Thien – Hue province. The city is located in central Vietnam on the bank of the Perfume River. It is about 700 km to the south of Hanoi and about 1100 km to the north of Ho Chi Minh City. Hue is cultural, political, educational, tourism center of the Central Vietnam.

Hue features a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: dry season from March to August and rainy season from August to January, with a flood season from October, onwards.

Hue was the capital city of Vietnam for approximately 150 years from 1802 to 1945 under the reign of Nguyen Dynasty – the last feudal dynasty of Vietnamese history.

Hue still retains culture heritage and intangible heritage which contains values of wisdom and spirit of Vietnam. On December 11th, 1993, the Complex of Hue Monuments was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Hue is also regarded as the Festival City of Vietnam. It has successfully hosted seven nationally and internationally renowned festivals, attracting millions of tourists, first organized in 2000 and held every two years.

How to get to Hue

Hue is well connected with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by all forms of transport. Depending on your budget and duration of the trip, you can choose to go to Hue by bus, train or plane.

By bus: Travelling by sleeper bus from Hanoi to Hue can take 16 hours. Price is VND 280,000.

By train: You can buy your two-way tickets at the Hanoi train station or using the ticket booking service of travel agencies. There are 5 departures from Hanoi to Hue every day. The train station in Hue is located at the eastern end of Le Loi Street, on the south bank of the Ben Ngu River. From the train station, travellers can walk or take a motorbike driver to the hotels.

By plane: Phu Bai International Airport in Hue has daily flights to and from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Sometimes, flights can be disrupted by poor weather during the rainy season (mid–October to mid–December). From the airport to the city center, it takes approximately 30 minutes to go by bus or taxi.

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