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Sightseeing in Hue

To visit some of the history of Vietnam throughout the Dynasties, Hue is the place to go. Hue is located in the center of Vietnam and connected to Hanoi and Saigon by train which you can take you there overnight. There are also sleeper bus services available which takes roughly the same amount of time. The city of Hue is not a complete gem, but is home to several nice parts.

Its highlight is the Imperial Citadel (Dai Noi) which is the Vietnamese equivalent to the Forbidden city in Beijing (China). The citadel is also referred to as the purple city and is a mixture of well renovated buildings and sights which is in lesser condition. It consists of  a mixture of palaces, courtyards, gates, green spaces and other buildings of which many are nicely decorated. It still provides a very good impression of how the Nguyen emperors of Vietnam must have lived and the citadel is a nice place to walk around and spent a few hours. The citadel of Hue also shows some of the old architecture of Vietnam which you won't find in many other cities.

Besides the citadel there are not that many sights, but if you walk around town you will still see some smaller temples and other local scenery. Some of these sights include the Trang Tien bridge, the old city wall and the Thien Mu pagoda. 
Hue is also a great place to visit other sights in central Vietnam such as the tombs of the former emperors which are just outside of Hue or the demilitarized zone tour which takes you to the Vietcong tunnels. Getting around Hue is best done on foot, but you can also just take a rickshaw which are in plentiful supply. Hue has a nice backpackers area which is located around Pha Ngu Lao, where you will find most of the hotels, pubs, restaurants and some clubs.


Hue travel photo gallery

 



Small temple near Hue's train station.

Small temple near the train station.

 



Trang Tien bridge over the Perfume river.

Trang Tien bridge over the Perfume river.

 
Small temple on the riverfront of Hue.

Small temple on the riverfront.

 


The Vietnam photo galleries that are available: DMZ tourHalong Bay, Hanoi, Hue, Tombs around Hue, Sapa and Tam Coc. 



 

 
Gate into the citadel of Hue.

Gate into the citadel.

 
Tower on the citadel walls.

Tower on the citadel walls.

 
The flag tower with the Vietnamese flag.

The flag tower with the Vietnamese flag.

 
Flag tower of Hue's citadel.

Flag tower.

 
Watch tower and gate.

Watch tower and gate.

 
Tower on the thick defense walls of Hue's citadel.

Tower on the thick defense walls.

 
Ngo Mon royal gate.

Ngo Mon royal gate.

 
Ngo Mon royal gate  of the citadel in Hue.

Ngo Mon royal gate of the citadel in Hue.

 
Ceremonial gate inside the citadel.

Ceremonial gate inside the citadel.

 
Ngo Mon royal gate seen from inside of the citadel.

Ngo Mon royal gate seen from inside of the citadel.

 
Inside Thai Hoa palace.

Inside Thai Hoa palace.

 
Thai Hoa palace.

Thai Hoa palace.

 
Courtyard of Thai Hoa palace.

Courtyard of Thai Hoa palace.

 
Ancient Vietnamese gate in the citadel of Hue.

Ancient Vietnamese gate.

 
Original buildings in Hue's imperial city.

Original buildings in Hue's imperial city.

 
Small Vietnamese temple.

Small temple.

 
Gardens of the citadel, Hue.

Gardens of the citadel.

 
Pavilion in the imperial city of Hue.

Pavilion in the imperial city.

 
Old gate with plants growing over it.

Old gate with plants growing over it.

 



Small temple in Hue's citadel, Vietnam.

Small temple.

 
Gate with Vietnamese sign.

Gate with Vietnamese sign.

 



Hoa Bin gate.

Hoa Bin gate.

 
Hoa Bin gate of Hue's citadel.

Hoa Bin gate.

 



View over the buildings inside the citadel of Hue.

View over the buildings inside the citadel.

 
Stone stairs taken back by nature.

Stone stairs taken back by nature.

 
Old construction in the courtyards of the citadel.

Old construction in the courtyards of the citadel.

 
Vietnamese style building form the Nguyen era.

Vietnamese style building form the Nguyen era.

 
Small pagoda.

Small pagoda.

 
Cannon inside the purple city, Hue.

Cannon inside the purple city.

 
Old stone remnants of the imperial city in Hue.

Old stone remnants of the imperial city.

 



Pond with a Nguyen styled building.

Pond with a Nguyen styled building.

 
Pavilion in the purple city.

Pavilion.

 
Ancient city gate.

Ancient city gate.

 



Vietnamese style construction.

Vietnamese style construction.

 



Forbidden purple city, Hue.

Forbidden purple city.

 
Ancient gate from the Nguyen dynasty.

Ancient gate from the Nguyen dynasty.

 



Gate of the imperial palace in Hue, Vietnam.

Gate of the imperial palace.

 



Hoa Bin gate in the forbidden city of Hue.

Hoa Bin gate in the forbidden city.

 
Vietnamese style gate in the citadel.

Vietnamese style gate in the citadel.

 
Hoa Bin gate in the imperial city, Hue.

Hoa Bin gate.

 



Decorative gate from the Nguyen dynasty.

Decorative gate from the Nguyen dynasty.

 



Halls of the mandarins.

Halls of the mandarins.

 



Great hall of the purple city in Hue.

Great hall of the purple city.

 
Large pots in front of the Halls of the hall of the Mandarins, Hue.

Large pots in front of the Halls of the hall of the Mandarins.

 



Great hall in the imperial city in Hue, Vietnam.

Great hall.

 
Gate and clock tower of the purple city.

Gate and clock tower of the purple city.

 
Ancient Vietnamese gate.

Ancient gate.

 
Thai Hoa palace in the citadel of Hue.

Thai Hoa palace.

 
Decorate gate of the forbidden purple city in Hue.

Decorate gate of the forbidden purple city.

 
Pond with wooden building.

Pond with wooden building.

 
Decorative rock in the middle of a pond in the imperial palace.

Decorative rock in the middle of a pond in the imperial palace.

 
Nguyen era gate.

Nguyen era gate.

 
Residence in the Hue citadel.

Residence in the citadel.

 
Thai Hoa palace, Hue.

Thai Hoa palace.

 
Trung Dao bridge.

Trung Dao bridge.

 
Flag tower in front of the entrance to Hue's citadel, Vietnam.

Flag tower in front of the entrance to the citadel.

 
The moat surrounding Hue's citadel.

The moat surrounding Hue's citadel.

 
The moat in front of Ngo Mon royal gate.

The moat in front of Ngo Mon royal gate.

 
Swamps further inside Hue city.

Swamps further inside the city.

 
Vietnamese fisherman on a small river in Hue.

Vietnamese fisherman on a small river.

 
City wall of Hue.

City wall.

 



Closeup view of one of the watch tower of the imperial city of Hue.

Closeup view of one of the watch tower of the imperial city.

 



Small pagoda on the Perfume riverfront.

Small pagoda on the Perfume riverfront.

 
Thien Mu Pagoda on Ha Khe hill.

Thien Mu Pagoda on Ha Khe hill.

 



Entrance to the Thien Mu Pagoda.

Entrance to the Thien Mu Pagoda.

 
Thien Mu pagoda dates back to the Nguyen dynasty.

Thien Mu pagoda dates back to the Nguyen dynasty.

 



Small shrine near the Thien Mu pagoda.

Small shrine near the Thien Mu pagoda.

 
The Thien Mu pagoda in Hue, Vietnam.

The Thien Mu pagoda in Hue.

 



Scenery of the Perfume river.

Scenery of the Perfume river.

   
Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue.

Thien Mu Pagoda.

 

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